PERTH not-for-profit organisation Key Assets WA provides specialist and general fostering placements.
It is seeking people who are committed to making a difference in a child’s life to become foster carers.
“Foster care is about providing a safe, nurturing and stable environment for a child or young person within your own home when they are no longer able to live with their birth family,” recruitment co-ordinator Sherry-Lee Vincent said.
“Sometimes these children have experienced harm or neglect and their parents may be struggling with their own lives.
“Fostering is open to a wide variety of people, regardless of gender, marital status, race, sexual orientation, level of experience, whether you are employed or whether you have your own children.”
Ms Vincent said foster carers needed to have an enthusiastic approach, plenty of energy and a genuine desire to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children and young people in care.
Key Assets WA works closely with foster carers in Perth to provide ongoing guidance, 24/7 support, access to a multidisciplinary workforce of managers, practitioners and support staff, as well as training opportunities to ensure the best possible outcomes for children.
Foster care placements can vary from respite, emergency and short term to long term and even permanent placements.
Carers have access to a range of support services and are reimbursed with an allowance.
“Call to have a chat with us as we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have,” Ms Vincent said.
“You could make a huge difference, which could change a child’s life.”
For more information about becoming a foster carer in Perth, call Key Assets WA on 9207 5900 or 1800 WE CARE or visit the website.