Family Matching Co-ordinator - Fixed Term Contract

6 month contract 

Location: Home Based

Salary: Highly Competitive

Full Time          Fixed Term Contract 

We have an 6 month contract available.

Capstone Foster Care is an independent fostering agency, working in close partnership with local authorities to identify and meet the needs of children needing to be fostered, providing safe and secure family matching.

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. 

As a Family Matching Co-ordinator, you will work in partnership with other team members in order to provide  a highly effective, efficient and responsive Family Matching Service . At Capstone Foster Care, we pride ourselves on the quality of our thoughtful family matching.

Responsibilities of a Family Matching Co-ordinator:

  • To receive, process and co-ordinate incoming referrals from local authorities of children needing fostering families
  • Working together with internal and external colleagues to match children and young people with Capstone foster carers
  • Creation and maintenance of family matching records
  • Weekly and monthly reporting
  • Following up any open referrals
  • Promoting to local authorities our foster carer availiability
  • To develop and exercise an understanding of the customs, traditions, culture and religions when dealing with children and foster families and matching fostering arrangements

A Family Matching Co-ordinator needs to have:

  • Confident communication and strong negotation skills.
  • A background in a similar position or Children's Social Care experience.
  • Excellent IT skills are a must 
  • Attention to detail, ensuring all files are maintained accurately

In return we offer:

  • Home based working
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Holidays starting from 27 days plus Bank Holidays and also your birthday off!
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme
  • Health Cash Plan
  • Wellbeing and fitness app Human OS
  • Employee Assistance membership
  • Paid charitable work/ volunteer opportunities

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. This position will be subject to a DBS application.

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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Ways to

Start the conversation today. Our team of friendly advisors are on hand to answer any foster care questions you may have. We can offer you honest and practical advice that can help you decide if becoming a foster carer is the right path for you. 

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call back

Contact us by completing our online form and one of our fostering advisors will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours.

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Contact us by phone and one of our friendly fostering experts will be on hand for any foster care advice and support you require.

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Download our helpful guide to becoming a foster carer with Capstone Foster Care.