All children are encouraged to work, and those over age sixteen (16) will be expected to work during summer vacation.  During the school year, children may maintain a job if they have at least a C average in school.  During the last six (6) months in placement, the requirement for a C average may be waived to assist in preparing the child for independence.

Jobs must meet the following criteria:

  1. No child may accept a job where only one adult supervises them and there are not other people around, unless the job supervisor has received a fingerprint clearance.
  2. The child must supply the foster parent with the name of the business, address, telephone number, and name of employer or supervisor.
  3. The child will be on time to work, and return to the resource home after work.
  4. The hours of employment will be consistent with the work permit.
  5. Must open a savings account.

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