The Foster Resource Program believes in supporting and rebuilding families in their own homes and in their existing communities. The programs and supports delivered under this program will offer care and guidance in a nurturing environment and where possible, involve the children and provide accessibility to a wide range of quality services and supportive resources as they become needed and required.
As a foster family or parent, you are part of a team, which includes a child and an Opaskwayak Cree Nation Child & Family Services support worker.
At times, the foster child’s family, school, physicians, neighbor, and social workers will be working in unity with one another.
Foster parents receive maintenance payments to assist in the care of the children.
Foster maintenance is issued monthly on the first working day of each month based on a daily per diem rate.
Support Workers would be providing supervision and support directly to children in care. In times of crisis or unforeseen circumstances, a support worker can be hired on a short-term basis.
In these situations, a worker may be required to provide overnight supervision and support depending on the situation. Planned situations may involve the help of support worker to work directly with a specific foster child.
Support Workers may have to assist parents in developing safe and healthy parenting practices. The assigned worker provides positive methods of care-giving practices, in terms of providing the parents with alternative ways of coping with daily stress.