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Transport Facilitator (Newcastle)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you looking for a rewarding role, where you can support people in your local community??

We are looking for motivated people who are passionate about providing outstanding care quality for adults with learning disabilities.

We are recruiting for a D1 licensed driver to join our team at our Specialist Day Opportunities in Newcastle-under-Lyme. This service supports adults with complex learning disabilities and autism by providing meaningful opportunities and activities. We pride ourselves in offering a person-centred service that promotes the wellbeing and independence of the people we support.

We have a 15 hours per week permanent part-time position available.

We require people who can work during the following hours, Monday – Friday, to provide a transport service to the people we support:

8.00am – 11.00am

2.00pm – 5.00pm

We are a flexible employer and will consider various working patterns to accommodate your availability.

Induction, supervision, and full training will be provided.

An enhanced DBS (criminal record check) will be required.

Pay rate is £11.39 per hour.

For more information about the role please contact Karen Lowndes on 01782 622 132

Main Responsibility

 We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic individual who has category D1 status on their licence. You will drive adapted vehicles with tail lift access and be responsible for vehicle and passenger safety.

Supported on the vehicle by another team member who will act as an escort, this role will be responsible for the safe collection and return home of the people we support. You will be expected to work as part of the care team and use your own initiative.

We offer diverse and varied work experiences, with no day being the same. Some of the tasks you may undertake include:

  • Vehicle safety checks, including wheelchairs
  • Supporting people with personal care (dressing, showering etc.)
  • Supporting people with eating and drinking
  • Health and safety tasks, including building checks and security

The Ideal Candidate

What you will bring

  • enthusiastic about working with vulnerable people and are caring, sensitive, and patient.
  • willing and physically able to support people with personal and intimate care needs and physically able to undertake manual handling tasks.

What you will have

  • A caring nature
  • D1 driver’s license
  • Experience of working in a team
  • Practical knowledge of health and safety for vehicles and providing transport
  • Effective communication skills

About Staffordshire County Council

We are no ordinary county council:

Our Values:

The core of who we are as an organisation. Just like we all have personal values that shape our thoughts and behaviour, organisational values drive how we think and act collectively.

Our values were created and shaped by colleague feedback and national best practice and they sit at the heart of People Strategy:

We have a real sense of community spirit that brings our people together. This feeling of belonging means we are all connected to what we do and take pride in the difference we make every day for Staffordshire people. We are ambitious and our sights are set firmly on a better future.

We look forward and race ahead - that goes for your career too. 

Our benefits:

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance. 

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits.

Our recruitment process:

As an Authority we are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, a Silver Award Armed Forces employer and our commitment to supporting care leavers - we offer a guaranteed interview as long as your application meets the minimum criteria for the post. 

As you’ll know safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people/vulnerable adults is important to us and that’s why this position is subject to a criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service. If applicable you should disclose details of unspent and unfiltered spent reprimands, formal warnings, cautions and convictions in your application form.

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