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Paid specialist foster carer recruitment

Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is currently recruiting to a number of paid, specialist foster carer roles to assist with the innovative Mockingbird programme in Doncaster.

Since 2015 Doncaster Children’s Services Trust are proud to have been delivering Mockingbird; an alternative fostering method which can help improve placement stability and safety. Through Mockingbird our foster carers are better supported than ever before, and children and young people in care are finding themselves in increasingly permanent and supportive family homes.

Bringing together a number of foster families, Mockingbird helps the Trust to create an extended network of support, made up of likeminded foster families who face the same ups and downs as one another. Fostering is challenging, but through Mockingbird we aim to bring normality to every foster family with Trust Fostering.

In order to further the programme we are currently recruiting to the following roles, please click the links below to find out more about the role, person specification and requirements, and financial support package:

Those interested in taking up one of the roles are invited to attend one of the Trust’s upcoming drop-in recruitment events to be held on Wednesday 6 December 2017 at Holiday Inn, High Rd, Warmsworth, Doncaster DN4 9UX between 10:30am – 12:30pm or 1:30- 3:30pm.

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided with current specialist Mockingbird foster carers on hand to talk about their roles, their day to day work and being part of the Trust Fostering team. Members of the team will also be there to discuss the application process and next steps for applying.

People from all backgrounds can make great carers and are invited to express an interest. You can apply regardless of your marital status, sexuality, race or religion. Many of the children have been through difficult times, so carers need to be great listeners and have plenty of patience.

If you are unable to attend the drop-in recruitment event but would like to find out more about the roles please contact Vickie Oldroyd on