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Bridging Carer (Looked after children)

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Contract Type:
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Working Pattern:
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Advert Start Date:
20/12/2019
Advert End Date:
14/02/2020 23:59
Salary:
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Job Category:
Social Care - Children Service
Vacancy ID:
194536
Employment Location:
Various across Northumberland

Job details 

Closing date:
14 Feb


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Salary:
Up £465 per week (Includes a guaranteed weekly fee)
Allowances:
Mileage and other expenses applicable

Employment Location: Home based with some local travel

Further information
Northumberland County Council has opened recruitment to expand their 24/7 foster care scheme. 24/7 foster carers offer support to children aged 10 to 18 years old for short term stays which are usually between 4 to 6 weeks. These placements bridge a child or young person onto a longer term option as identified in their individual care plan. This may be a move to a long term placement, a return to their family or a move into independence.

Come and meet carers at our “Is fostering for me?” event 16th January in Bedlington.

If you can say yes to the following, please contact our recruitment officer for an informal chat about the Bridging Care role:

Experience working with children and young people?
Looking for a new challenge?
Have a spare bedroom?
Aged 25 or over?
Access to a car?
Can work as part of the team around the child, as well as independently?
Will actively support and encourage young people in their health and social development?

All Northumberland foster carers benefit from:
24/7 support from dedicated teams - including education, health, therapeutic, respite
Pre-approval training
Ongoing free training programme (including accredited courses)
Extensive support network of foster carers and buddy scheme
Generous mileage payments
Fostertalk membership and national discount benefits
Active Northumberland - discounted access to leisure centres
Additional support from Northumberland County Council and Partner Services

The deadline for interest is 27th January 2020:

Contact our recruitment officer Caroline Matthews on 01670 62 62 62 for an informal chat about this and other foster care schemes. Please quote: JNE247Jan2020. Or complete our online form to request a call back https://online.northumberland.gov.uk/citizenportal/form.aspx?form=Foster_Care_Scheme

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