Anglicare delivers care to children with complex needs. In partnership with Mackillop Family Services, we are seeking specialised foster carers to provide home based care.
Be the difference in a child’s life.
Foster Carers urgently needed.
Intense Therapeutic Care (ITC) is the delivery of home-based services to support young people placed in care in NSW. This new program has a strong focus on recovery from trauma, improving safety, permanency and wellbeing outcomes, de-escalation of need, and clear pathways to less intensive services types.
The NSW Government is also committed to early intervention to reduce the number of placements and escalations to ITC in the future.
Through our partnership with Mackillop Family Services, we are looking to recruit for two carer roles based in Queanbeyan, NSW. Click the icons below for information on both of these roles.
About the Anglicare and MacKillop partnership
Anglicare’s core mission is strongly aligned with the NSW Government Out of Home Care (OOHC) vision; we strengthen and support families in metropolitan and rural areas to prevent entry into care through our early intervention, disability, early childhood, and homelessness services. For families already engaged with the care system we provide targeted services that are focused on the safety, wellbeing and healing of children and young people. We are committed to finding stable and permanent family placement options, including a primary focus on restoration for children and young people, outside the statutory care system.
Our social justice imperative also drives our strong commitment to forming partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations, in recognition of the right to self-determination, the need for ‘Closing the Gap’, and the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in OOHC.
MacKillop Family Services is also a leading provider of therapeutic support services for vulnerable children, young people and their families, particularly those who have experienced trauma and adversity. MacKillop have provided OOHC in Victoria since 1997, NSW since 2009 and WA since 2013. MacKillop also provide a range of prevention, early intervention, family support, and family preservation and restoration services, and have a similar strong commitment to strengthening families, building parenting capacity and preventing children and young people from entering, or re-entering, the OOHC system.
As a partnership to deliver ITC services, Anglicare and MacKillop welcome the new ITC system’s strong focus on recovery from trauma, improving safety, permanency and wellbeing outcomes, de-escalation of need, and clear pathways to less intensive service types. We also support FACS’ commitment to reduce the volume of places in ITC over time and shift the focus towards therapeutic supports in Foster Care as well as earlier intervention to prevent escalations to ITC. We are particularly supportive of FACS’ decision to introduce Therapeutic Home-Based Care to help achieve this policy objective.
What does ITC mean?
Intensive Therapeutic Care (ITC) is a service system that helps children and young people who are recovering from the most severe forms of trauma, neglect, abuse or adversity.
ITC is for children and young people over 12 years with complex needs who are either unable to be supported in foster care or require specialised and intensive supports to maintain stability in their care arrangements.
What is the difference between ITC and foster care?
Foster care is about looking after children and young people when they are unable to remain with their own families. A foster carer becomes an integral part of the child’s life and provides a safe, secure and stable environment for these vulnerable children and young people.
ITC is the new service in New South Wales replacing what used to be known as residential care. ITC is for children and young people over 12 years with complex needs who are either unable to be supported in foster care or require specialised and intensive supports to maintain stability in their care arrangements.
As children and young people heal, they may move from ITC into a foster care placement.
What supports do ITC carers receive?
ITC Carers are required to have tertiary qualifications in Human Services, Youth Work, Community Services or another related field.
In addition to receiving an allowance, you will be supported by a Therapeutic Care Team which includes a Case Manager, Therapeutic Mentor, Youth Worker and Consultant Clinician. You will receive fortnightly respite, comprehensive training and direct counselling support.
What is carer authorisation?
A Carer Assessment andTraining (CART) Worker will provide a carer information pack to all potential applicants. CART worker will guide you through different steps of authorization.
To proceed, you will submit an application form for assessment. Final approval will commence after a successful completion of all components of the application, assessment and Initial training process. Once the application is approved the authorisation letter will be sent to the carers.
How can I apply to be an ITC carer?
Please complete the form below to contact our team about the ITC positions.
Where can I get more information?
Please complete the form below to contact our team who can answer any questions you have about ITC.