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Fostering Essex: The Role of a Support Worker

This week I spoke to one of our young person's support workers to find out more about his role within our agency.

"Hi, my name is Pete and I am a Support Worker for Mosaic Foster Care. My work involves supporting the young people in our care who are living with their foster family. The support I give provides both a little bit of time for the foster parent to be able to have a few hours to themselves and also so that I can do life skills work with the young people I see. The work is immensely rewarding. I regularly see 4 young people on a weekly basis for about 3 hours each. Some of them I have now worked with for over 3 years and I hope to see them through until they are 18 and ready for their next life challenges. I also attend regular safeguarding meetings as keeping everyone safe is our priority. It gives me a great sense of satisfaction knowing that I can help our young people to grow and learn as they go through their journey with us. I also support our young people with contact with their birth families and this tends to happen on a regular basis.  In the past we have run summer activity days which are great fun and we have done many trips to London and activities such as street dance and yoga.

Mosaic is an agency which is very much about everyone supporting our young people to achieve their best outcomes and to go on to adulthood with a solid base. I really enjoy my role as a support worker;  it is a privilege to see our young people develop and I feel proud of the work we do together."

We are always looking for new people to join our team of foster parents and support workers.  If you would like to find out more information, please get in touch via email, Facebook or Twitter.

Mosaic Foster Care is a Private Ltd Company (reg no 07133494) providing fostering placements for children and young people to age 17.
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