Why choose cornerstone?
Cornerstone is a long-established service with a 21 year history of providing high quality placements that are tried and tested in improving the quality of outcomes for children.
Our strong and highly professional team are responsive to the needs of all stakeholders and there is a great working relationship between our foster carers and adopters and their Cornerstone social workers, which is demonstrated in the high rate of carer and staff retention and this an attractive aspect of our recruitment message to prospective new families.
As Cornerstone Social Workers, we are committed to going above and beyond for the children and families we care for, recognising their need to feel listened to, valued and included in all aspects of the service. We strive to provide a high level of training, supervision and support to our families who are our best adverts.
As a team, we value each other’s strengths and abilities, and our trustees are committed to the continuous development of all staff. We benefit from internal and external training to meet the requirements of our Social Work England Registration which in turn benefits our children and families. We also have flexible working hours with competitive salaries and a good pension scheme.
Cornerstone are regularly looking for new staff members, self-employed contractors and volunteers for a variety of roles across the country.
Faith-holding foster carers make up a large percentage of foster carers but despite this, they don't always feel that their faith is respected, understood, supported or welcome. As a Christian Agency, Cornerstone provides a welcome and supportive environment for Christian Foster Carers. This is because we know that caring for the vulnerable is an integral part of the expression of our faith. In addition to the biblical mandate, Christian values align with the values and mindset needed for successful fostering. We are recipients of God's grace and love and so we in turn share our love with others, opening up our families as God opened up His family to welcome us as children. From staff to trustees, panel members and foster carers, we are all motivated and empowered by our faith.
We pray for our carers and build a strong and supportive community through things like the Cornerstone holiday. The Cornerstone Holiday provides an opportunity for our families to gather together, have fun and celebrate their joys and encourage each other.