Children's Champion Home Based within Bristol, South Gloucestershire & Swindon

Do you have the skills to ensure our children are being listened to and that their views influence service delivery and service development.

Location: Home Based

Salary: Highly competitive package

Part Time - 22.5 hours per week 

Part Time - 3 days per week 22.5 hours (some flexibiity required to engage in work evenings and weekends with time off in lieu provided)

Home Based with travel around Bristol, South Gloucestershire & Swindon.

Capstone Foster Care is a national independent fostering agency with offices across England and several hundred foster carers. Our vision is to make a lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people, helping to build brighter futures. We are owned by our employees, as an Employee Ownership Trust. Employee Ownership Trusts result in improved employee wellbeing, staff engagement and a sense of achievement. We are able to invest more in Learning and Development and pay all our staff annual salary increments.

As a Children & Young Persons Champion you will work closely with our team of Supervising Social Workers and Foster Carers to ensure high quality care and outcomes for our children and their families within Capstone Foster Care. We see this role as contributing significantly to improving the life chances and outcomes for our children and young people.

As a Children & Young People's Champion you will:

  • Organise appropriate events and activities for children and young people
  • Arrange and engage in various Children’s Forums, Groups and Consultations. Attending relevant statutory meetings to advocate, support and assist in working towards care plans, education plans & individual goals
  • Carry out one to one direct work with Children and Young People on a mentoring or group work basis
  • Supporting families to maintain the stability of Children and Young People’s family matches
  • Carry out regular consultations with our children and young people to ensure they are being listened to and that their views influence service delivery and service development
  • Ensure young people are equipped and practically supported towards independence.
  • Collect, collate and present young people's views as positive drivers for change where necessary and collate information about the educational progress & achievements of children & young people
  • Minute meetings relating to Children & Young People where required and maintaining records.

As a Children & Young Persons Champion you will have:

  • Experience of working within the childcare or education sector (particularly working with teenagers), ideally fostering
  • The ability to work independently and to manage your time effectively
  • Multi-tasking and decision-making skills
  • Excellent communication skills and a professional approach to working with people and children from diverse backgrounds
  • MS Office skills
  • A full driving licence and transport. Willingness to travel within the region is required. Flexibility will be needed to cover out of hours meetings.

In return we offer:

  • Annual salary increments
  • Home based, flexible working allowing a work/life balance
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Holidays starting from 25 days plus Bank Holidays plus an extra day for your birthday!
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme
  • Foster Talk membership
  • Westfield Health Cash Plan
  • Employee Assistance membership
  • Pension
  • Wellbeing and fitness app membership

If you feel you are able to share our vision and would like to join our team, please do not hesitate to apply. If you are enthusiastic and motivated to help us achieve this and want to be part of an exceptional team then we would love to hear from you.

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people is enshrined within Capstone Foster Care’s policy and practice. We expect our employees to share this commitment with us.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

You can view our Privacy Notice that sets out the rules we follow regarding how we use any personal information we collect about you and the rights you have relating to that use.

 

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