Compass Fostering is a part of our wider community, providing fostering, residential, educational, and therapeutic services for the young people in our care.
We are a progressive child centred service, putting the wellbeing of our children and young people at the front and core of everything we do.
We are proud to offer good and outstanding services in many of our regions over England and Wales, championing our staff and teams who help us towards these outcomes.
We’re a values-based children’s service, meaning our REACH approach underpins everything we do. It stands for Resilience, Education, Acceptance, Child-centred and Holistic; it’s a framework based on resilience theory, attachment theory and aspects of social pedagogy. We believe this helps us provide bespoke, consistent therapeutic care for each child, whilst supporting our staff and foster carers to ensure every young person has the best possible future.
Have an approach that is reflective and creative when working with our foster carers and young people to inspire them to reach their full potential. Can manage your own caseload of typically 13 fostering families, giving support and guidance when necessary and help them to develop their skills. Are committed to provide wrap around support to our foster carers by participating in an out of hours on call service. Are passionate and want to actively contribute to the growth and development of the Fostering service. Have a relevant professional qualification in Social Work. Are Social Work England (SWE) registered. Have worked in a fostering related social work role and /or child social care, such as a looked after children’s team. Have experience and can demonstrate evidence of identifying the needs of young people. Have a good knowledge of fostering regulations, childcare law and safeguarding issues. Can make objective professional assessments of children and young people. Have access to a car and a valid driving licence.