Our program is seeking out individuals or couples who have a passion
for working with older children and teens. We are especially in need of
a home willing to take teens who are also involved in the juvenile
diversion or probation program. We need individuals or families who
have experience working with teens that need guidance and structure.
are seeking out people who would be interested in working with teens
on independent living skills, helping them complete their probation
goals and learning job skills.
The Gunnison County Foster
Care Program is hoping to license one or two families to be Therapeutic
Youth Foster Homes. The commitment would be long-term - most placements
would be for one year at a time. Training hours required for this home
would be extensive in order to prepare the family to deal effectively
with many types of situations. The foster parent(s) would participate
in Family Engagement Meetings, court hearings, and be considered a part
of the treatment team.
Compensation for this role
begins at around $1,500 per month and may be augmented based on the level of
need of the youth in question. All mileage to case related travel would
be reimbursed and additional expenses for the need of the youth would
be covered out of our Kids in Care Fund.
The process begins with an
orientation to the program.