MARIST Youth Care's new foster care services in Blacktown are seeking carers who live within two hours drive from the area to support families seven days a week.
Its Star Foster Care program aims to provide safe homes for children eight years and over, the age group often overlooked who are unable to live with their own families after suffering trauma or abuse.
Out of Home Care Services executive manager Sue Sarlos said there was a growing number of children over eight years old in Australia who need out-of-home care.
"Most of these young people want to feel safe, to live with a family, and be listened to," she said.
Star Foster Care co-ordinator Tammy Hammond said the group will offer a range of foster care placements including temporary, short to medium term, long term, permanent and respite care.
Carers from all family types are welcomed, including working parents and those with multicultural backgrounds.
Carers receive tax free financial allowances, as well as training, casework support, debriefing, counselling, clinical support and back-up respite residential services.
For more details, call Tammy Hammond on 9672 9214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.