Want to foster?
Fostering is a rewarding career and Childhood First Integrated Therapeutic Fostering team support a range of fostering families. A primary carer will be expected to foster full time. As a team, we have a passion for wanting the best for the children in our care. If you also are passionate about wanting children to succeed, and you want to learn how to promote their recovery from trauma and neglect, you are the type of person we want to join us.
Fostering families come from all walks of life and offer a variety of experiences, knowledge and skills to this rewarding role. From our understanding, we know that foster carers provide resilience, patience, tolerance, are consistent and reliable and offer a listening ear. If you have heard others describe you like this or feel this describes you, we would like to hear from you. If you have experience caring for or working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and neglect, we would like to hear from you.
Who we’re looking for
To join our fostering community, we are looking for individuals or families who are warm, compassionate and committed. If you have a great sense of humour, along with patience, an ability to be reflective and an interest in personal and professional development, we’d like to hear from you.
You will be provided with professional and academic training through the Institute of Integrated Systemic Therapy, accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. Foster Carers will undertake our own one year Integrated Systemic Therapy Foundation Course, which has been mapped with the industry-standard Training, Skills and Development Course (TSD).
Once completed, Foster Carers may also have the opportunity to undertake the Institute’s Certificate in Integrated Systemic Therapy which will be delivered by training seminars and supported by reflective practice groups. Continual Professional Development (CPD) will be delivered by the organisation, covering a range of relevant areas.
With our ongoing support of the highest standard and quality, we also offer you a highly competitive financial reward and benefit package in recognition of your significance to the delivery of our service.