Could you become a foster carer in South Australia?
Key Assets is recruiting a range of foster carers who can foster a wide variety of foster children, from different age groups and various ethnicities.
Many of these children will have high and complex needs as a result of trauma, abuse or neglect.
We view the foster carer as the primary agent of change in helping children and young people to overcome earlier life difficulties. As such, we are looking for people with experience in foster care, working with children or working in care, or people who feel they have the necessary skills to foster.
Some restrictions apply to who can foster with Key Assets. It is essential that:
- You are 25 years or older (this applies to the primary foster carer).
- You can commit to foster on a full time basis.
- You have a spare bedroom in your home.
To find out more about who can foster with Key Assets, see our foster carer checklist below. To speak to a member of the team, call us today on 1800 932 273 or complete our short online enquiry form.
Foster carer checklist
Consider the following checklist to find out more about the type of person who can foster children and young people who have been the victims of distressing circumstances.
- You have a good sense of humour.
- You genuinely like children and remain enthusiastic about them even when things are difficult.
- You understand that looking after children from another family is different to looking after children within your own family.
- You can appreciate that foster care will have an impact on your children and extended family.
- You don’t expect children to be grateful for the care you offer.
- You can accept that children can take time to respond to your care.
- You can accept a child who may reject you and the care you offer, or who strongly disagree with your ideas, views and feelings.
- You can understand that children can lie, steal and display sexualised behaviour.
- You can encourage a child to have feelings of affection for others.
- You can accept and deal with anger from children.
- Your marriage, partnership or the support network of friends and family around you can withstand the pressures associated with becoming a foster carer.
- You are willing to share your life experiences.
- You can accept that things in your house could be broken or moved.
- You can reach out to others for support when you need it.
- You can accept failure in yourself and others.
Could you foster?
Talk to a member of the Key Assets team today. Call us on 1800 932 273 or enquire online.