What Our Place foster carers do
Our Place foster carers:
- Look after a young person who needs a family
- Support the young person to return to living in a family home, rather than a residential home
- Build a relationship with the young person
- Always be there for the young person when they need some extra support
You'll have a full-time contract. When you don't have a placement, you'll work in other areas in the Our Place Hub. This means you can start to build a relationship with a child or young person who may eventually live with you.
Skills and interests you'll need
To be an Our Place foster carer, you need to:
- Be passionate and committed to improving the opportunities and life skills of young people.
- Be open to support from our specialist workers.
- Have a caring attitude that is child-centred.
- Support us with helping young people become confident and resilient adults with a place to belong.
- Offer a structured life for a young person and maintain this, providing them with a stable home.
- Have patience, perspective, empathy and flexibility.
- Ideally, have experience working with children or young people who have experienced trauma and exhibited challenging behaviour.
You'll also need a spare bedroom and be available to care for the young person full-time.