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Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)

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

An important message from OzChild’s specialised foster care teams

Despite the Coronavirus outbreak we must continue to deliver our specialised foster care program, Treatment Foster Care Oregon to vulnerable children and young people and provide support for our carers.

We are working hard to maintain our services while keeping our carers, staff and the children and young people in our care safe during these uncertain times.

We will continue to accept enquiries either online or over the phone, and will be doing our utmost to ensure the safety of all carers and staff.

Unfortunately, the need for new carers doesn’t stop during a crisis. If you think you could help and would like to learn more please contact the appropriate team below.

We would love to hear from you and have plenty of resources available to ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about becoming a specialised foster carer with OzChild.

What is Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)?

Treatment Foster Care Oregon is a specialised foster care program based on over 30 years of international evidence and research that improves behaviours in children and young people.

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.

All qualified carers receive a tax-free reimbursement of $75,000 per annum (VIC and NSW) and $65,000 per annum (QLD) to help with the costs associated with supporting a child or young person.

What are the benefits of becoming a 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.

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.
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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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Find out if Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) is available in your state

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This program is available in your state

Click here to view the contact details for your local offices.

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Unfortunately, this program is not available in your state

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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