Foster Parent for Youth

Submitted on Tuesday, 09/13/2022 - 12:46 pm

Hull Services has an organizational commitment to pursuing truth and reconciliation, decolonization and anti-oppression.

About Us:

Hull Services has long had a reputation for providing leading edge child, youth, and family mental health services. We work with children, youth and families who have experienced mental health struggles, behavioural problems, developmental delay, neglect, abuse and trauma. Hull offers them an opportunity to seek well-being and happiness, with a focus on mental health. Hull’s vision is for resilient young people and families to thrive within communities that support their mental health and well-being. Hull’s programs and services include prevention and early intervention, family-based treatment, school-based services, community group care, campus-based care, adult services and education and training. Located in Calgary, we have been serving Alberta’s young people and families for 60 years, and support over 7,000 young people and families each year.

Job details:

Tax-free per diem starting at $110/ day

Job type:

Contracted Agency Caregiver

Qualifications/ Requirements:

You are an adult individual or couple who:

  • Are Canadian citizens or a permanent residents
  • Rent or own a home where occupants are 12 years of age or older
  • Are physically and emotionally capable of providing quality full time care for 1-2 youth
  • Possess a stable income
  • Have experience with youth in a formal or informal capacity
  • Have experience in a social services role (preferred but not necessary)

Program Description:

Hull Services is looking for Foster Parent for Youth for our Therapeutic Foster Caregiving Program (TFC).  TFC is a trauma-informed, transitional program for youth aged 13-17 years old who are in the care of Alberta Children’s Services. TFC is a family-based placement program aimed at supporting youth with complex needs as an alternative to congregate care settings.  These youth benefit from specialized caregiving and a team approach so they can successfully transition to their family home or forever home.

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for working with youth?!  If so, our Therapeutic Foster Caregiving Team could use you!!!!

The therapeutic caregiver is the primary change agent, creating safety and relationship with youth while working with the youth and their team to promote their self regulation, strengthen their meaningful natural connections, acquire skills and transition successfully to their home.

Responsibilities/ Considerations:

As a Foster Parent for Youth, you:

  • Would open your home to a youth and acting as critical member of a Therapeutic Care Team. Therapeutic Caregivers are expected to actively participate in cultural planning, work with the youth’s natural supports, implement treatment interventions and support permanency planning.
  • Are not expected to act as the guardian or sole decision maker of youth placed in your home. Instead, Therapeutic Foster Parents work cooperatively with the youth, the youth’s guardian, family, cultural leaders, and Therapeutic Care Team to plan and implement clinically guided goals and interventions aimed at successful transitions.
  • Will be supported with specialized training and a support model aimed at developing the confidence and competence needed in meeting the complex needs of youth while acting as a critical member of the Therapeutic Care Team. Prior to placement, all caregivers receive government training to become a licensed foster parent, followed by specialized agency training.
  • Are compensated at a higher level than conventional foster parents and are supported with intensive training, clinical oversight, 24-hour crisis support, as well as in home coaching, mentorship, and advocacy.
  • Foster Parent for Youth demonstrate proficiency in the English language; they hold a valid drivers license and a reliable vehicle.

Compensation:

Foster Parent for Youth are compensated through a ​tax-free stipend that covers the basic care needs of the foster youth and reflects the acquired skills and the responsibilities required of you in this role:​

$110 per night takes into account

  • Daily living costs, clothing, youth allowance, personal care items
  • Caregiver skill fee

The program also compensates individuals for specialized agency training and respite care.

How to Apply:

  • If interested, please direct your cover letter, and resume to careers@hullservices.ca
  • Indicate “Your Full Name – Foster Parent for Youth” in the subject line of your email

This posting will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Ideal start date: October 1, 2022.

At Hull, one of our core values is Inclusion and we seek to understand people’s lived experience, holding a deep respect for their unique backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, cultures and identities. It is our desire to humbly build trust and mutual respect with the people we serve who have often been marginalized and oppressed for their differences. To achieve this, Hull seeks open, self-aware individuals who reflect the diversity of those we serve and can help us build a safe, healthy, inclusive culture. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, family status, or sexual orientation.