Volunteer Weekend Live-In Carers

MacKillop Family Services is seeking positive role models (individuals or couples) to provide volunteer weekend care for young people, aged 9-17 years, who live in foster care.

MacKillop has a new model of foster care where the full-time foster carers take respite on weekends from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.

The volunteer weekend live-in carer will be instrumental in providing a healing and supportive environment for the young people in care, as well as overseeing their day-to-day needs and running of the house.

The carer/carers will receive 24-hour on-call support, whilst staying in a fully maintained house with up to three children.

The volunteer weekend live-in carer will also receive  financial reimbursements to assist with the costs of caring for the children.

If you have the following then this may be the rewarding opportunity for you:

  • a friendly communicative style
  • sense of responsibility
  • excellent listening skills
  • good sense of humour
  • are responsive rather than reactive in times of crisis
  • a strong commitment to the healing needs of young people who have experienced harm.

For further details about the role in Northern Melbourne, please contact Malenie Mackay on (03) 8398 6800 or Malenie.Mackay@mackillop.org.au.

For further details about the role in Midland WA, please contact Kylie Wallace (Area Manager) 0417 354 828 or Kylie.Wallace@Mackillop.org.au.

Please note: further information providing a clear understanding of the role and training will be available throughout the process of a foster carer assessment.

Location: Northern Melbourne and Midland WA

Department: Out-of-Home Care Services

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