Foster Family Helper
|Project Start Date:||Fri, January 20, 2012 12:00 am|
|Project End Date:||Fri, June 1, 2012 12:00 am|
|Opportunity Type:||Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity|
|Department:||Housing and Human Services|
|Category:||Human Services and Public Health|
|Time Commitment & Minimum Age:||Flexible Hours based on need (estimate 3 – 6 hours a week). Days of the week and hours will be chosen by volunteer to accommodate his/her schedule and to meet the unique needs of the foster family. Must be at least 18 years of age.|
Boulder County to provide in community support to families.
Foster families are a unique and valued asset to children and families in the foster care system and need and deserve support and reinforcement. Matching a Foster Parent Helper to the right foster family ensures ongoing support to a foster family while at the same time offering the volunteer a great way of helping kids and families. Together you both identify the roles and duties that will be the greatest help.
|Duties and Responsibilities:||
Duties are to assist the foster family in any way possible to help retain the family as a provider for foster children. Helper’s duties may include transporting child/adolescent to practice or tutor, providing supportive time in the home to give the caregiver time alone, grocery shopping/light errands, and/or calling on resources and activities to support a family. Roles will be agreed on by both the family and the helper in advance.
|Qualifications and Requirements:||
Seeking service oriented individual that is mature and has understanding of the demands of a care giver to a special needs child. Flexible individuals who are interested in offering support to a family are encouraged to consider this opportunity. This position requires a responsive, caring individual that respects the boundaries and needs of others. Some knowledge of child development is helpful. Training provided to gain understanding of Foster Care System.
|Training Dates and Information:||
Participation in the 24 hours of Foster Parent Core Training (Friday, Sat, Sat from 9 am – 5:30)
The Foster Care & Adoption Caseworker who supervises the foster family and will also support you. You will also have access to ongoing training, a volunteer support group, as well as individual support as needed
BENEFITS: Helping a foster family change the world one child and family at a time!
To Learn More: Contact Samantha Frazee at 303-441-1081
Contact Samantha Frazee at 303-441-1081