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Live in Foster Carers

As a live-in carer, you’ll be providing foster care to vulnerable young people unable to live safely in their own home.

Sometimes young people in our care require more intensive support. This could be because of a relationship breakdown within the family, conflict with their parents, or the young person just needs some time apart to work on re-connecting with their family.

For these young people we provide residential homes with a live-in carer.

MacKillop has residential homes based in:

  • Victoria (Melbourne metro north and east and central Victoria)
  • NSW (Western Sydney)
  • Western Australia (Midland)

As a live-in carer, you can either be single or a couple. However, because you will be caring for young people (up to three at a time) with more complex needs, you will need to be an accredited foster carer. MacKillop can support you with this training and accreditation.

Our live-in carers are encouraged to create a healing and supportive home environment where young people can feel safe and nurtured. Carers also provide practical day-to-day support like running the house and seeing to each young person’s living needs.

In return for your commitment we will support you with:

  • a fully maintained house, including free rent and utilities
  • 24-hour on-call support
  • ongoing supervision and training
  • use of a serviced vehicle (in some areas)
  • generous tax-free carer reimbursements to assist with living and household costs.

For more information about live-in carer roles in your area, contact:

Melbourne metro north

Andrew Macintosh

Melbourne metro east

Susan Dzioba

Western Sydney

Tracy Hannah

Central Victoria

Melanie Brown

Western Australia (Midland)

Kylie Wallace