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Foster Carer

Permanent  for Sefton Council in Sefton, Liverpool

Sefton Council is recruiting foster care professionals to deliver its commitment to improve children and young people’s lives and outcomes through the provision of high quality foster care.

Just like the children they care for, foster carers come from all walks of life. We need people from a diverse range of backgrounds to provide care for children who are unable to live within their family. Our carers share an understanding and enthusiasm for children and a determination to change children’s lives.

You don’t need formal qualifications but you do need to:

Be a good listener Act as an advocate for a childHave patience and understandingBe able to make a child feel welcome in your home and included in your family life

As a carer with Sefton you will be a key member of a professional team working to keep children safe and reach their potential. You will be fully supported in your role and have access to a range of learning opportunities, allowing you to develop your skills and your career in foster care. There are some excellent financial incentives available – the more experienced and skilled you become the higher the level of payments you receive. Foster Carer tax relief also means you are likely to pay little or no tax on your fostering payment. In many cases you can foster at the same time as other paid employment.

If you are passionate about children’s care and have space in your home and your lives, please contact us on Freephone 0800 923 2777 or visit our website to enquiry online.

Job added on 22-11-2014