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One to One Foster Carers

Are you ready for a challenge? Use your skills and experience, along with your ability to relate to young people? Do you have experience of working in ‘Residential’ homes for children and young people in care? What if you could have the time and support you need to truly transform a teenager’s life for the better?

specialist carer

We have all the support, expertise and professional connections to ensure that you can provide all that is needed for a young person in care with complex and challenging needs.  All we need is you!

What do we offer?  

  • Earn from £35,360k plus allowances per annum with paid leave.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, with extensive support from Leicestershire County Council staff

Our One2One carers are our Fostering specialists who have experience in caring for young people, aged 10+ who need individual support.  Bespoke and individual training and development plans, alongside our ‘dedicated placement support team’ will ensure you have all you need.  You will receive generous financial allowances in line with are on hand and you will get to use your social work skills to deliver positive and lasting change for a single young person in a unique fostering arrangement.

Our one to one carers will provide intensive, complete care to a young person, within the carer’s home, supporting the child or young person to integrate into the community and establish and reach their aspirations.

Who are we looking for?

People who have worked with children and young people. 

Those who have worked in Children’s residential homes. 

Teachers and teaching assistants who have worked, in particular, with children and young people with complex and challenging behaviours.

This is no ordinary fostering arrangement but a full-time and well-paid role that will give you the chance to use and develop your social work skillset in new ways to transform the life of a young person in need. You will have the resilience to ‘go the extra mile’ in maintaining a placement in adverse circumstances.

These children and young people may have experienced several placement breakdowns and will need complete one to one, intensive 24/7 support and care by one2one specialist carers.

As a One2One carer you will use positive reinforcement of pro-social behaviour, therapeutic parenting and other methods to build a bright future for a teenage boy or girl with complex emotional and behavioural issues.

In return you will get competitive pay, ongoing training and developing, access to respite care and first-rate support from Leicestershire County Council.

What else do you need?

A spare bedroom solely for the use of fostering. 

Ability to drive and access to a car. 

No children under the age of 18 living in the home.

If you are interested in becoming a One2One Foster Carer please fill out the form below or give the team a call.

Tell me more about one-to-one foster caring

All fields are mandatory unless stated otherwise.

1. By phone

Call us on 0116 305 0505

Lines are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Or text FOSTER to 82222

2. Using our secure fostering enquiry form

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