Woodfords Family Services
  • 29-Jan-2019 to 30-Mar-2019 (EST)
  • Westbrook, ME, USA
  • Other
  • Contract

Therapeutic Foster Family Providers

Foster Parents Needed in York, Cumberland, Sagadahoc, and Androscoggin Counties 


You don't have to be perfect, to be a perfect foster parent for a Maine child or teen in need of a caring adult and a supportive home!


About the person Woodfords wants to be one of our Foster Parents: 

  • You are compassionate, energetic and enjoy working within a team 
  • You are supportive, flexible, and have a passion for helping children in foster care and their families
  • You have good verbal and written communication skills
  • You are flexible, and an excellent problem solver
  • You are patient, understanding and creative
  • You are interested in opening your own home to a child or teen in Maine's foster care system  

If this describes you, then explore the process to become a licensed Therapeutic Foster Parent with Woodfords!     


About the Role of a Woodfords' Therapeutic Foster Parent:

As a Woodfords' Therapeutic Foster Parent:

  • You are the primary caregiver to children with developmental disabilities who are unable to safely reside with their biological parents, family or legal guardian
  • You provide a safe, and nurturing home while supporting family reunification & family visits
  • You will be responsible to oversee medical appointments, medication administration, transportation to and from appointments, and activities, as well as the day-to-day and direct care of the child/children or teen/s placed by DHHS and Woodfords in your home
  • You will also oversee the child's educational needs
  • You will be a key member of the Therapeutic Foster Care Program working independently and cooperatively with a team. .

We will teach you the skills and strategies needed to be successful therapeutic foster parent and will give you on-going support.



Key Qualifications of a Therapeutic Foster Parent:

  • May be married or single or partnered
  • 21 years of age or older
  • Be in good physical and mental health
  • Enjoy working with children and/or teens
  • Possess effective parenting skills
  • Be creative and flexible
  • Possess a willingness to work with birth parents, service providers and service agencies
  • Must be committed and enjoy challenges
  • Must successfully complete introductory training
  • Have experience as state-licensed family foster parent (at least 1 year) or work experience (at least 6 months) with children and/or teens
  • Must possess a willingness to grow as a parent and as an individual


About Woodfords:

Woodfords Family Services has been committed to the support and inclusion of people with special needs and their families since 1967. For 50 years, our agency has been Maine's leader in the provision of services for individuals and their families with autism, developmental and intellectual disabilities. Not only are we committed to our consumers and their families but we are also committed to our foster parents. 


Want to learn more about our agency, programs or employment opportunities?

Check out our website: https://www.woodfords.org/therapeutic-foster-care/ 

Take a look at this video to learn more about foster care at Woodfords:  

Therapeutic Foster Care video "Why Not Today?"https://youtu.be/uDjT0-1jZBk

Our Vision: https://youtu.be/Z5jq4c1Qe4s 


Benefits for Woodfords' Therapeutic Foster Family Providers:

  • Daily Stipend - $45 to $75 (varies according to child's/teen's need)
  • Limited Start-up Funds
  • Activity Funds for Child Available
  • Mileage Reimbursement
  • State Provided Health Insurance for the Child
  • Potential Daycare Reimbursement


Additional Support Provided to Woodfords' Therapeutic Foster Family Providers:

  • Woodfords' Case Manager
  • Foster Family Support Worker provides one-to-one support to the Foster Child
  • 24/7 On Call and Crisis Support
  • Free Training
  • Ongoing Trainings, Online Trainings and Training Stipend
  • Support throughout the Home Study and Application Process
  • Supervision of Visits with Biological Families
  • Foster Parent Mentor Program
  • Monthly Foster Parent Support Groups
  • Quarterly Foster Parent Meetings
  • Respite Care provides support when Foster Parents need to be away



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