Therapeutic Foster Parents

Submitted on Friday, 12/23/2022 - 10:25 am

Hull Services is an equal opportunity employer that values the unique diversity of all members, Hull Services does not discriminate based on personal characteristics, culture, beliefs or family composition.

 

The Opportunity:

Hull Services is seeking individuals to serve as Therapeutic Foster Parents for our new Therapeutic Foster Caregiving Program (TFC)  

As a Therapeutic Foster Parent, you will be welcoming a youth into your home and acting as their primary care provider and a key member of a professional team.

As a Therapeutic Foster Parent, you will be entitled to some of the same supports as conventional foster parents.  You will also receive additional tax-free financial compensation, paid respite care, specialized training, in-home coaching, case consultation from skilled professionals, and on-call support.

Therapeutic Foster Parents provide the opportunity for youth with complex trauma to receive support in a home-based environment instead of a group living /congregate care setting.  Complex trauma refers to the impact of a youth’s ongoing exposure to multiple significant traumatic events on their healthy functioning and development, as often these youth have more pronounced behavioral and mental health needs than the children in conventional foster care. Foster caregiving takes place within a network of support to help individuals achieve success so they can begin their transition to a family home or their forever home.

As a Therapeutic Foster Parent, you will be provided with the training and support to confidently develop therapeutic relationships and to support the needs of youth in your care, while working with the therapeutic care team and the youth’s natural supports.

What you’ll get:

  • Daily, tax-free stipend starting at $110.00 that compensates caregivers for their role, and that also covers youth daily living costs (food, personal incidentals, shelter), youth allowance and clothing
  • Access to ongoing quality training at no cost  (Note that applicants receive financial compensation for attending agency pre-placement training)
  • 1:1 Foster Parent Coaching, consultation, and access to after hours on-call support
  • The opportunity to build competence and to be part of a foster parent network
  • Additional benefits and perks

You are a candidate if:

  • You are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident and you reside in the Calgary area
  • You rent or own a home and have a separate bedroom for a youth
  • You have a drivers license and reliable transportation, or are willing to obtain these
  • This role is compatible with your current personal, family and work circumstances
  • You are physically and emotionally capable of providing safe quality care to 1-2 youth with trauma impacted needs
  • You enjoy spending time with youth and preferably have experience working with youth
  • As part of the onboarding process, you are willing to
    • complete the foster care licensing process which includes training and formal safety checks
    • attend specialized training to prepare you for your role

TFC application steps:

Step 1: Initial inquiry. You will be invited to participate in an initial interview with our recruiter by phone or video chat.

Step 2: Following your application, the recruiter will set up an in-home consultation to review your application and discuss suitability and appropriateness of fit. This in home consultation includes an interview with applicants and a walk-through of your home.

Step 3: You will complete PRIDE Pre-Service training. This is an online, self-paced training provided by Alberta Children’s Services and will include two virtual check-ins by government personnel/trainers.

How To Apply:

  • To find out if this role is suited for you, visit our website at HULLSERVICES.CA/FOSTER and then direct your questions to Nick at nmolesky@hullservices.ca . To apply, contact Nick and indicate why you are interested and feel suited to this role
  • Please indicate Your Full Name and “-Therapeutic Foster Parent” in the subject line of your email

 

Hull Services is an equal opportunity employer that values the unique diversity of all members, Hull Services does not discriminate based on personal characteristics, culture, beliefs or family composition.