Veritas House is urgently looking for carers who are able to open their homes and hearts to assist children in need of a secure, safe and supportive home environment. Children in care sometimes have difficulties with behaviours and navigating their relationships and emotions, and need to have a sense of security. By providing a place to live with a nurturing environment, you can help these children and young people to feel comfortable and supported so they can grow and develop in a happy and healthy way.
Are you patient and understanding, do you have empathy? Are you creative, proactive, and open to looking outside the square, to care for a child who sometimes has trouble keeping her emotions in check.
Can you see yourself keeping her connected to her family and working with a supportive team consisting of a caseworker, psychologist, Occupational Therapist and speech pathologist? Are you reliable and respectful, can you recognise the complexities that impact little kids who have experienced trauma and been separated from their family.
Can you provide a secure, safe and supportive home environment? Do you love watching Disney movies, especially Frozen?
Singing and Dancing Isabella*
Isabella* is 11 years old. She is creative, enjoys imaginative play and is destined for the stage! She sings, dances, and loves pets. School is very important to Isbella and she tries very hard at school.
Can you open your heart and home to Isabella?
Isabella needs a Carer who can provide structure and routine, while offering patience and sound boundaries; a Carer who understands trauma and the impact this can have on managing emotions. Isabella needs a Carer who can support her with developing her cultural identity and family time with her birth family.
Funny and chatty Harry*
At 9 years of age, Harry* enjoys nothing more than making people laugh. His unique sense of humour and ability to have a chat with anyone he meets makes him great company. Harry is looking for a Carer who can support him and offer a nurturing home with routine and consistency.
Harry would benefit greatly from a Carer who can give him stability, as he has had to contend with more than his fair share of change, a lack of consistency and unpredictability.
Could your home be the safe and secure place which Harry needs?
Considering Becoming a Carer?
If you have a sound understanding of the impact of trauma and neglect on a child, and you have a willingness to learn more about this, or you simply want more information on becoming a Foster Carer with Veritas House, please call on 1300 01 1973, or click the button to enquire online.
*Names have been changed in the interest of privacy