Here at Ngunya Jarjum we try our utmost to place vulnerable children in the care of their extended family or with members of their own Aboriginal community. Wherever and whenever we can we see to it that children and young people are reunited with their families as soon as possible – but always with the best interests of the child at heart.
Nygunya Jarjum foster care is continuously seeking to provide culturally safe homes for children who cannot live with their birth families.
We are constantly searching to increase our Foster Carer pool and are actively seeking carers who believe that they can make a positive difference in the life of a child or young person.
We’ll provide you with extensive training, 24-hour caseworker support, a fortnightly allowance to cover day-to-day expenses and activities for the children and young people you care for.
Information on applying to become a carer
We are looking for carers that can work with us across a number of caring areas to provide care.
To support children to return to their parents and or family
- In emergency situations while working to secure family care
- To offer a home for life for children that will maintain their relationships with their family and their belonging to culture.
At a minimum to become a carer you need to be
- an Australian citizen or permanent resident
- in good health
- able to obtain clear Working with Children and National Police checks
- able to commit to keep Aboriginal children connected to their families and Aboriginal cultures
Ngunya Jarjum values the importance to practice in accordance with the Aboriginal Child and Young Person Placement Principles and will observe the hierarchy of placement order in our decision making of placement for Aboriginal children.