There are many types of care required to support vulnerable young people. Every carer will have unique skills and circumstances influencing the types of care they can provide.

Respite

Respite Carers look after children for short periods or on regular occasions. Generally, respite carers provide fulltime carers a break or meet particular needs of a child or young person. For example, a respite carer might have a child from Friday to Sunday once per month on a recurring basis.

Short-term

These Carers support a child on a full time basis for a shorter or defined period. Often short-term carers will care for a child whilst more permanent arrangements are being assessed or explored.

Immediate Placement

These Carers take children into their home when they first enter care. You will be required to support the child whilst Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), the courts and KARI assess the viability of the child returning home or to family. These Carers will be required to support and encourage restoration or family placement where it is in the child’s best interest.

Restoration

These Carers take children into their home when they first enter care. You will be required to support the child whilst Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), the courts and KARI assess the viability of the child returning home or to family. These Carers will be required to support and encourage restoration or family placement where it is in the child’s best interest.

Specialist Carers

KARI is committed to the ongoing recruitment of carers with specialist skills who are able to support unique placements. We regularly have a need for Carers with the following skills; specialist behaviour management, health or nursing experience, education professionals, single Carers without other children in the home and much more.

On occasion, KARI do require long term carers after all family options for children have been explored. Please talk to your Assessment Officer if you are able to provide a placement for a child into adulthood.

Don’t forget to let us know about any unique skills you may have.

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