Foster Parents

(Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie)

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Position ID: V-BAR0150 Last Modified: 19 Jul 2022 Last Full Update: 19 Jul 2022
Opportunity Details
ContactLisette Gagné, Bilingual Foster Recruiter/Resource Worker, Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions; Phone: 705-726-6587 ext 2259 * 705-734-6777; Email: lisette.gagne@familyconnexions.ca
DutiesKids in our community need you! Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is looking for Foster Parents! 
 
Simcoe Muskoka Family Connexions is a Child Welfare (Simcoe & Muskoka) and Children’s Mental Health (Muskoka only) agency licensed by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. We support children, youth, families and communities with multiple services including fostering for children and youth up to 18 years old.  
 
Our agency has an urgent need for foster parents across Simcoe and Muskoka. We are looking for diverse caregivers who understand children’s needs. Children & Youth lose so much when they have to leave their community. Foster caregivers provide a safe home and a temporary solution for children and youth, while their families make the changes needed for them to come back home. 
 
Would you consider opening your home and heart to providing care to youth and children? Fostering can be challenging, but it’s a very rewarding career. You don’t have to be perfect to make a difference in the life of a child. Fostering can be flexible and fit in with your lifestyle! 
 
We encourage all applicants to apply regardless of sex, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, orientation or religion.  
 
Our application process and training program are very detailed, and may seem daunting, but please don't let that stop you from choosing a career in fostering. We find that all successful foster parents believe that the rewards of fostering, including building strong, loving relationships that last a lifetime, far outweigh the challenges involved. 
 
We look forward to hearing from you! Please share with anyone you think might be interested!
More Info Linkhttps://fosterconnexions.ca/
Benefits• Receive PRIDE Training 
• Be covered for all costs (medicals, background checks, etc.) associated with the application  
• Receive a competitive remuneration - $80.00 to $100.00 (tax free) per day, per youth 
• Resource worker assigned to your home and access to afterhours emergency services  
• Be part of a team that is connected to diverse working groups in the agency including African Canadian, Francophone, Anti-Racist, and 2SLGBTQ+ 
• Be part of the Foster Family Association that meets regularly and provides support and a network of families with mutual interests. 
• Have the opportunity to attend regular workshops and courses to enhance your knowledge and skills. 
• Work collaboratively with parent(s)/families
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDNo
Areas of InterestChild & Family Services ; Community / Neighbourhood Volunteering ; Group / Family Volunteering ; Parenting / Foster Care Support
Skills/ExperienceConfidentiality ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Working with Children
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
AccessibilityNot Applicable
LocationMultiple Locations in Simcoe County and Muskoka District
Number of PositionsBarrie: 10 individual(s) ; Muskoka District: 25 individual(s) ; Simcoe County: 15 individual(s) 
 
50 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingTraining is provided
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsCheck our website for the full application process
Agency Details
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Organization NameSimcoe Muskoka Family Connexions, Barrie
Office Phone705-726-6587
Toll Free Phone1-800-461-4236
Fax705-726-9788
E-Mailcommunications@familyconnexions.ca
Websitefamilyconnexions.ca/
Address & Map
60 Bell Farm Rd, Unit 7
Barrie, ON L4M 5G6