Settlement Services International, Multicultural Foster Care Program Business Genre: Foster Care Agencies Short Business Description: Settlement Services International is an inclusive not-for profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service that meets the range of needs of CALD children and young people in out-of-home care. Long Business Description: Settlement Services International is an inclusive not-for-profit organisation that provides a high quality fostering service that meets the range of needs of CALD children and young people in out-of-home care. While we have a strong focus on recruiting foster carers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, we would be interested to hear from people from all cultural backgrounds who have a genuine interest in providing safe and caring homes for children in care and ensuring that their cultural connections are maintained. Foster carers with SSI have access to a range of supports including: carer assessment processes conducted in either English or community languages a professional caseworker to support you and the child bilingual caseworkers who understand the child’s culture monthly visits and regular phone contact with your caseworker access to 24-hour on-call phone support for crisis situations initial and ongoing training conducted in either English or community languages general and culturally specific support groups for example, Vietnamese carers group respite care financial support to meet the cost of caring for the child referrals to a range of support services for you and the child We need a diverse range of carers to cater to the individual needs of CALD young people in our care. Foster carers are everyday members of the community who have a strong commitment to children and young people. They can be families, couples or singles, male or female. Website: http://www.ssi.org.au/services/child-and-family-services/multicultural-foster-care-service Phone: 8713 9200 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Post Code: 2200 Address: Level 2, 462 Chapel Road, Bankstown Alternative Address: 8 Chaucer St, Hamilton, 2303 Areas agency covers: Northern Sydney, South Eastern Sydney, Sydney, Western Sydney, South Western Sydney, Hunter New England, Central Coast Types of Care: General Foster Care, Intensive Foster Care Length of care provided: Short Term, Long Term, Respite, Immediate Child focus: Children who are from culturally diverse backgrounds.