Treatment Foster Care Oregon - Foster Carers Needed!

Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO) is the only known empirically proven therapeutic foster care model alternative to residential care placements. The program targets children and young people in residential care or at risk of entering into residential care because of very serious emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.

 

To be a TFCO Foster Carer you will need to be:

• Over 21 years old

• Have a spare bedroom

• Have a current driver’s licence

• Be able and willing to be closely supervised and guided by others, take instruction and follow an exact program of care

• Be flexible and available enough that you can be home or at school for your foster child, any time of the day or night and when needed

 

TFCO carers will need to be living in and around the Dandenong, Mordialloc, Frankston, Cranbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Pakenham, Koo Wee Rup or Langwarrin areas. However, if you live outside of these areas but you’re interested in becoming a TFCO Carer, please call us to discuss our other foster care programs in other regions.

 

For TFCO to work, it’s vital that every member of the team, including the foster carer, follow the TFCO program exactly as planned. The main characteristics of TFCO are:

Prescriptive program - TFCO Carers are closely supervised daily, directed and must follow the exact instruction in this highly prescriptive program.

Short term - This program only needs six to nine months to make positive changes in a child’s behaviour, enabling them to live well in a stable family environment.

Flexibility - TFCO Carers will need to be available for their foster child if needed at any time day or night. A demanding full time job may not suit this type of care.

Highly supportive - TFCO Carers will be supported 24/7 by a team of six professionals, daily calls, financial reimbursements and a respite carer as needed.

 

To join this pioneering program, train as a TFCO Foster Carer and see positive change for kids, contact one of our representatives today! Virginia: 0450 605 247 (7-12 YR OLDS) vpapadopoulos@ozchild.org.au or Maree: 0488 350 015 (12-17 YR OLDS) Maree.Italiano@anglicarevic.org.au

 

Visit the website www.tfco.org.au for more information.