Short Break Carers
Care for a new Career?
We are supporting families of disabled children and currently need short break carers in the Chelmsford, Colchester and Southend areas.
Our carers are linked with a number of families to offer individual short breaks linked to 5/6 children, providing flexible care for up to 200 nights per year. There are no set workings patterns as these will be dictated by the needs of the families, but care is mostly needed after school, at weekends and during school holidays.
You would need a spare bedroom dedicated to the use of the child and experience of working with children with disabilities/special needs is essential. You also need a willingness to work in partnership with parents, social workers and other professionals and enthusiasm to undertake on-going training to develop skills and practice.
In return we can offer a weekly retainer plus a nightly payment when a young person is staying with you, a comprehensive on-going support package and regular learning and development opportunities such as Disability Awareness, Health and Safety and First Aid.
Foster Care Associates (FCA) is the largest independent Fostering Agency in the UK. We provide a fostering service to Local Authorities and work in partnership with them.
If you think you have the qualities needed to support a disabled child and their family, please apply.
You can contact us on our freephone number 0800 023 4561 (phones lines are open 9am-8pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-5pm Friday) or click on apply.