FBC Foster Parent

Casa de Esperanza de los Ninos

About the organization

Casa de Esperanza de los Niños strives to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect for at-risk infants, children, and their families by providing comprehensive residential and family support programs that transform people and communities. Casa de Esperanza has provided quality residential, medical, and psychological care for infants and young children in crisis due to abuse, neglect or the effects of HIV/AIDS without charge since 1982.


Family Based Care Foster Parents provide direct child-care and supervision to children in placement in the Casa de Esperanza Neighborhood.

• Provides care to infants, toddlers, and young children including:
o Feeding, bathing, hair care, diaper changing
o Responding appropriately to and managing behaviors demonstrated by the children
o Playing with children
o Planning, preparing, and serving meals to meet children’s health and nutritional needs
o Maintaining children’s safety through supervision that is appropriate for the children’s developmental needs
• Meets the daily emotional needs of children by:
o Providing consistent daily care, comfort, support, respect, stability, affection, and reassurance
o Supporting children’s primary attachment to biological parents
o Promoting children’s skills to develop healthy attachments
• Manages the household by:
o Completing household duties including, but not limited to, cooking, cleaning, laundry and maintaining the house, and vehicle
• Meets the daily medical and therapeutic needs of children by:
o Transporting children to and participating in children’s medical, dental, and therapy appointments
o Communicating with local medical and therapy professionals, as appropriate
o Implementing recommendations made by such professionals
o Documenting children’s medical and therapy visits and needs
o Administering medications to children as prescribed
• Maintains all standards of care and documentation


EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED (minimum)

EXPERIENCE: Two years’ experience with child-care required

• Minimum age of 25 years old
• Fluent in written and spoken English
• Completed Application and References
• Cleared Background Check
• Valid driver’s license (held for at least two years) is required to transport children and operate agency owned vehicles. Applicants without a driver’s license or those who have not been licensed for at least two years will not be permitted to transport children or operate agency vehicles
• Cleared pre-employment drug screen. Clear random drug screens for duration of employment
• Completion of TB Screening
• Annual vaccination for Influenza
• Remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (unless an exemption applies)
• Ability to make a minimum 12-month commitment
• Ability to pass a home study assessment
• US citizen or legal permanent resident (required to meet home study requirements)
• For couples a minimum length of marriage/committed relationship of at least two years (required to meet home study requirements)



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Email [email protected] to set up an informational meeting where we can tell you more about the program and learn about your support needs.

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