Service Leader - Children's Disability Services

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Here, at CrossReach’s Short Breaks service, children and young people enjoy time away from home. Based in our Glasgow hub in Springburn, we have been providing residential care for children & young people with learning...

Here, at CrossReach’s Short Breaks service, children and young people enjoy time away from home. Based in our Glasgow hub in Springburn, we have been providing residential care for children & young people with learning disabilities and complex needs for almost 30 years. 

The children and young people we support have faced more challenges than most. It’s our job to give them a home away from home by providing a caring and therapeutic environment where our focus is on meeting their needs – whether that be having fun and making friends or growing in confidence and developing skills for independence.
Surrounding this child-focused approach are the ideas, nurture and commitment of our team, who work together to ensure that every child enjoys the best possible care and reaches their full potential.

We are now looking for a Service Leader to lead and develop our Short Breaks service. 

Supported by the Short Breaks Team Leader, this is an exciting new opportunity to shape a service around the needs of young people and their families.  
If you are someone who enjoys leading, supporting and developing a team, keeps a close eye on quality and the processes which underpin it, and is motivated to unlock the potential of the young people we support, then we would love to hear from you. 

In essence, we are looking for someone who cares and can get on with others and in a playful, loving, accepting, curious & empathetic way. Communication is vital both with our children and young people and their families and as our Service Leader, you will need to be able to lead and develop others.
We would be interested to hear from candidates with equivalent experience from out with the Social Care sector (e.g. the youth work sector) and would support them to gain the appropriate registration and qualifications. 

But even if you don’t have a background in supporting young people with learning disabilities or complex needs but believe your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate, please get in touch for a conversation. 

We also offer you a range of benefits that you would expect from an organisation that support others.

Firstly, there is access to a wide range of exclusive retail and leisure discounts through our rewards scheme and the Blue Light Discount card. We also ensure that your future and that of your loved ones is secured with a generous contributory pension plan and death in service benefit.  Balancing work and family are made easier with our suite of enhanced family friendly policies and your health and wellness are prioritised with access to our health cash plan, giving you cash back for a wide range of health treatments. We even have access to a care concierge service to assist you with life's challenges, providing invaluable support when you need it most.

But we also know that your training and development is important to you, and we are keen to support you in making the right steps to learn, grow and develop in ways that are right for you. 

As we do our work in Christ’s name the job you have applied for requires you to have a Christian faith and be able to work within and uphold our Christian Ethos.  This is an Occupational Requirement under Part 1 of Schedule 9 to the Equality Act 2010.  

This post requires you to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme and undertake the necessary vetting checks. You will also be required to be registered with SSSC and it is your professional responsibility to ensure that you meet the standards and criteria for registration. 

We have a legal obligation to ensure that we do not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is without exception granted by UK Visas and Immigrations. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees, regardless of nationality or job category. 

We are committed to ensuring that we attract, retain, and develop the very best people to build a diverse and talented team and we recognise that every individual’s unique background, experience and ability contributes to our success. We aim to create an inclusive and inspiring environment where individuals feel valued and respected and where people can belong, thrive and be their very best, whoever they are.
If you have any queries regarding this role or our recruitment process, please contact the Recruitment team on 

Please note: We reserve the right to close this advert prior to the closing date.  Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage.

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