Foster care with a difference

Foster care with a difference

Become a carer in our internationally proven foster care program Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) and help support some of Australia’s most vulnerable children.

We are looking for carers in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland who can provide a safe and loving home and give these children the support they need.

Start your carer journey today by enquiring below.

What is Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO)?

  • An internationally proven model to improve behaviours in children.

  • A short term 9-12 month program.

  • Aimed at supporting children between the ages of 7-11 years old (VIC and QLD) and 7-17 (NSW).

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

Who can become a TFCO 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 TFCO carer.

What support do TFCO carers receive?

  • We provide full training and 24/7 on-going support with the aim of safely reuniting children back to their families.

  • You will be supported by a team of highly qualified specialists including a carer supporter, family supporter, school supporter, skills coach, child support worker and TFCO team leader.

Talk to our recruitment team

Call our recruitment teams directly on 03 9212 3947 (VIC) , 1800 982 115 (NSW) or 1800 870 070 (QLD).

Attend an information session

Meet with our staff and current TFCO carers to learn more about the program. View upcoming dates here.

Complete our training program

We provide you with ongoing training and support to ensure you are confident in supporting children in your care.

Referral Reward Program

OzChild Referral Reward Program

Do you know someone who would make a great foster carer or TFCO carer? Refer them to become a full-time carer* and you could receive a $1000 gift certificate! *conditions apply

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