Could you be a specialist foster carer?

Every child deserves a chance. Make the choice to help a child in need.

We need people who can care for tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people who have significant complex behaviours.

People interested in this role must have some understanding and/or experience of working with tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people who have experienced abuse and trauma.

To be eligible for the Key Assets 1:1 Specialist Programme, you will also need:

  • NZ citizenship or permanent residency
  • Be 30 years of age, or older
  • Have a full driver’s licence
  • Have a spare bedroom (as the children will live with you)
  • Have no other tamariki/children and rangatahi/young people residing in your home who are under the age of 14
  • Specialist carers must reside in Otautahi/Christchurch
  • Ability to commit 100% to the tamariki/child or rangatahi/young person placed in your care (can still be working through the assessment process, but must not be working once placements commence)
  • Single applicants will not be considered.

Why foster with Key Assets?

As part of the 1:1 Specialist Programme, you will receive:

  • A substantial foster carer allowance – $1,000 per week
  • A high level of planned respite days
  • Supportive ongoing training and development, including training in trauma-informed care
  • 24/7 support, including an on-call system
  • Allocated Key Assets social worker
  • Dedicated youth work for the tamariki/children and rangatahi/young person in your care
  • Therapeutic support

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