You can help "Improve the lives of children". The Children's Foundation (Thetis Program) is seeking two kinds of Caregivers: Foster Caregivers to provide Specialized Foster Homes for children of different ages. The Specialized Foster Home placements are fulltime. Respite Caregivers to provide respite support for the primary caregivers in our foster homes. The Specialized Respite Home would provide weekend care. In either case, not more than one child at a time will be placed in your home. The Foster and Respite Caregivers will have access to daily support and ongoing training. The child/youth will be receiving treatment and support through The Children's Foundation's Thetis Program. Caregivers must be willing to be part of the treatment team and follow a behaviour plan. Knowledge in fostering is preferred, or experience with special needs children. Caregivers can be located anywhere in the Greater Vancouver area. Note: this is not a "Home Share" program. The Caregivers we are looking for are nurturing and flexible, yet able to hold a daily routine. It will be important that you have no other children in the home, or a vulnerable pet. Of course you will need to have a suitable room and vehicle. You will need to be willing to provide very close supervision. One Caregiver must be focused fulltime on the child and not do other work outside the home. We will match the child’s needs to your home. In this work, you have the opportunity to make a huge contribution to a child's life.
Our foster specialist "Facilitator" will be available for in home support as needed. You will have 24/7 phone support. You will typically have 2 weekends off per month.
Must be familiar with caring for Special Needs children.
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