We’re empowering children with disabilities and their families to live safer, happier lives.
We provide children, young people and families with the right service at the right time. Put simply, this is your chance to contribute to changing the lives of children in need of specialist support for the better.
There’ll always be room for your ideas here. You’ll have the opportunity to learn, develop and progress as a Registered Manager, and to support your team members to do the same.
Larchwood is an Ofsted registered residential Short Break Provision which provides short breaks to children and young people who have a range of learning, physical and sensory disabilities and associated complex needs. These short breaks provide children with opportunities to socialise, have fun and learn new skills in a safe environment, and enables their parents/carers to have a break from their caring responsibilities.
The primary purpose of the Registered Manager is to provide efficient and effective day-to-day management and leadership of Larchwood, ensuring effective supervision and oversight of all staff in accordance with The Children’s Home Regulations 2015.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Bracknell Forest encourages a one Council approach and as such has strong corporate parenting arrangements and effective approaches to performance management and quality assurance.
Larchwood is part of Children’s Social Care, which sits within the People Directorate giving us great opportunities to work with all our colleagues including Adult Social Care and Education, all striving towards a joined-up family approach.
Because we’re Bracknell Forest…
What it's like working at Larchwood...
The Larchwood Team is a highly skilled team working with children who Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and/or complex health needs. We are a highly experienced, friendly and supportive team, well integrated with local partners, who focus on ensuring that children are at the heart of all we do
We are graded as Outstanding by Ofsted. At our most recent inspection, inspectors found…
The well-established staff team ensures that the children receive high-quality and individualised care.
Feedback from professionals describes children as being happy and all the children are receiving their full short break care package. This is a testament to the staff and leader’s commitment to the children and their families.
You will be supported to carry out the following duties, responsibilities and training...
- The day-to-day operational management of Larchwood Short Break Unit ensuring quality standards are maintained and working within legislative and regulatory frameworks, ensuring or exceeding compliance.
- Providing leadership and management for the staff team.
- Managing the team’s budgets and resources to ensure effective and efficient use in line with service priorities and constraints and challenges.
- Contributing to service development in the light of local needs and the development of links with other agencies, statutory or voluntary.
This role is dynamic and interesting and will enable you to continually develop your skills and knowledge, as well as contribute to the ongoing improvement of the services and support we deliver.
The benefits you will experience are...
- Regular reflective supervision and opportunities for development with internal and external training courses.
- An inclusive and social working environment.
- Flexible working opportunities.
- An excellent work location next to travel links and the regenerated town centre (Lexicon).
- Internal sports and social club opportunities with discounted leisure centre and gym membership.
- Generous holiday allowance with the option to buy, sell and bank annual leave.
- A range of travel benefits.
What we're looking for...
If you are looking for a Registered Manager role and are passionate about improving outcomes for children and young people with disabilities, then we would love to hear from you.
Our ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, self-motivated, reliable and passionate about safeguarding children with disabilities. They will be committed to the principles of participatory practice, and an effective communicator who can engage with families in assessment and planning, work in partnership with others, and effectively manage their team members to improve outcomes for children with disabilities and their families.
They will have substantial and recent supervisory/management experience and the skills to lead a team to deliver, with strong organisational skills, a solution focused approach, and the ability to work creatively and flexibly to ensure work is prioritised.
Interviews will be held on Monday 25th October 2021.
Want to ask us a question?
For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about this role. Please contact:
Name: Lou Richer
Job title: Head of Service – Children’s Specialist Support
As part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to redeployment, please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any stage of the recruitment process if a suitable redeployee is identified.