WITH CARE TODAY & PARALLEL PARENTS
We are always looking for new opportunities to develop with like minded professionals.
We employ a wide range of staff including social workers, support workers, residential care workers, residential home managers, therapists, teachers, support staff, education specialists and of course, foster carers!
Read more about the opportunities open to our staff here.
HAVE YOU CONSIDERED FOSTERING?
Fostering opens up a world of opportunities! A flexible, versitile and rewarding career where you can truly turn your desire to improve children's lives into a uniquely rewarding career. You can "dip your toe" in with respite fostering, head straight in with full time fostering, specialise in mother and baby fostering or children with additional needs - and so much more!
One of our key focuses is developing our carers and giving them the tools, training and opportunities to develop their passion into a career. We have foster carers who have gone on to become support workers, training leads, therapists and even social workers for us!
Whatever your gifts and interests, we are keen to help you thrive. Our training is tailored to suit your interests and requirements, depending on the type of young people you look after and their individual needs. We also offer professional and transferable qualifications to foster carers who want to progress their careers, such as social work degrees.
Worried about your income?
Our fostering allowances start at £1.6K per month per child that you foster. These increase with your experience and expertise up to £2,000 p/m per child you foster. Allowances are tax free and if you receive benefits already these are not usually affected. Read more about the allowances we offer here.
Take your first step
NOT SURE YOU WANT TO BE A FULL TIME FOSTER CARER?
There are lots of different types of fostering placements to suit all different types of young people and fostering families, some of which don't involve being a full time foster parent.
We don't expect our carers to do all types of fostering; they tend to specialise in one or two types of fostering. For example, some carers provide 'respite' care, which is when their long-term foster carers have a short break. This sort of respite care can last anything from a few hours to a few weeks, depending on both yours and the young person's needs. It's a great way to dip your feet into fostering.
Read about all the different types of fostering here.
INVESTING IN OUR STAFF
Across Parallel Parents and Care Today, staff have opportunities to train in social work, teaching and education, therapy, training and management.
Staff are encouraged to develop their skills according to their strengths and interests. Many have progressed from entry-level residential care workers, to being home managers and even regional managers. Numerous foster carers have gone on to become support workers, training leads and even social workers for Parallel Parents.
Whatever your gifts and interests, we are keen to help you thrive.