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Foster parents

OaSIS code 44100.02

Foster parents care for foster children, usually on an emergency or temporary basis, as a primary guardian under general direction of foster parent agency.

Overview

Also known as

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Care for foster children, usually on an emergency or temporary basis, as a primary guardian under general direction of foster parent agency
  • Consult foster parent agency supervisors for advice and when problems arise
  • Administer foster care programs for foster children, as directed by foster parent agency social workers.

Additional information

  • There is mobility among occupations in this group.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Early childhood educators and assistants (42202)
  • Live-in caregiver - persons with disabilities (in 44101.00 Home support workers, caregivers and related occupations)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

TEER

4 – Occupations usually require a secondary school diploma; or several weeks of on-the-job training

Major group

44 – Care providers and public protection support occupations

Sub-major group

441 – Home care provider occupations

Minor group

4410 – Home care provider occupations

Unit group

44100 – Home child care providers

Occupational profile

44100.02 – Foster parents

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Assisting and Caring for Others
5 - Highest Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
3 - Moderate Level
Making Decisions
3 - Moderate Level
Managing Resources
3 - Moderate Level
Monitoring Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
5 - Very high amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
3 - About half the time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
1 - Once a year or more but not every month

Workplaces/employers

  • Child-care agencies
  • Private households
  • Self-employment

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Hearing Sensitivity
4 - High Level
Multi-Signal Response
4 - High Level
Peripheral Vision
4 - High Level
Auditory Attention
3 - Moderate Level
Deductive Reasoning
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
3 - Moderate Level
Management of Material Resources
3 - Moderate Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
3 - Moderate Level
Persuading
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Service Orientation
5 - Extremely important
Stress Tolerance
5 - Extremely important
Adaptability
4 - Highly important
Attention to Detail
4 - Highly important
Concern for Others
4 - Highly important