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Become a specialised foster carer

Specialised foster carers are an integral part of our evidence-based, internationally successful program Treatment Foster Care Oregon.

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Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) is a specialised foster care program that supports children and young people with complex behaviours.

Carers are highly supported and are given additional resources to assist with getting the lives of children and young people with complex behaviours back on track.

As a specialised foster carer, you would care for a child or young person between the ages of 7-11 years (VIC and QLD) and 7-17 (NSW) in your own home for a period of approximately 9 months.

Who can become a specialised foster carer?

  • Anyone over the age of 21.
  • Anyone with experience looking after children with complex behaviours.
  • Anyone with secure accommodation and appropriate space in the home.
  • Race, gender, marital status, employment, sexuality and religion do not affect a person’s eligibility to become a carer.

What are the benefits of becoming a specialised foster carer?

Receive a tax-free reimbursement of $75,000 per annum (VIC and NSW) and $65,000 per annum (QLD).

Be part of a life-changing program with the aim of safely reuniting children back with their families.

Receive full training and 24/7 support from a team of highly qualified specialists.

Frequently Asked Questions

We know that deciding to become a specialised foster carer is a big decision. That’s why we have created a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page for answers to some of the most common questions about specialised foster care.

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Become a specialised
Foster Carer

Becoming a specialised foster carer can be incredibly fulfilling, knowing you’re helping get children and young people with complex behaviours back on track, and giving them the best chance to shine.

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More information about becoming a specialised foster carer

Contact our recruitment teams

For further information, contact the appropriate team in your state.

 

VIC: 03 9212 3947tfco@ozchild.org.au
NSW: 1800 982 115tfco-nsw@ozchild.org.au
QLD: 1800 870 070 |  tfco-qld@ozchild.org.au

Download our brochure

Download our brochure for a more detailed look at the program, as well as additional information.

 

VIC: TFCO VIC
NSW: TFCO NSW
QLD: TFCO QLD

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