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How do I apply to be a caregiver?
Our caregivers are special people who provide care, patience and acceptance to the children who need it most.
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Children in our care need people with big hearts, who will nurture them and give them a place they can call home. It isn't always easy. Most of our kids have come from tough backgrounds and may have problems as a result. Our caregivers are special people who provide care, patience and acceptance to the children who need it most.
If you think you have what it takes, then we would love to hear from you.
Making an application
All our caregivers are trained and approved to have a child or young person in their care. The application process usually takes about two or three months. You'll need to complete an application form and agree to:
- a police check
- provide proof of identity
- a full medical report from your doctor
- provide names and addresses of two referees
- take part in personal interviews, one of which will be within your home.
Any health or other problems or issues that come up during the assessment process, won't necessarily mean that you can't be a caregiver. We'll talk to you about those things.
We'd be happy to put you in touch with experienced caregivers before you apply, so that you can find out more about what it takes.
To find out more, or to request an application form, please contact us.