Support Worker / Relief Driver – 18 months contract
£22,373 - £23,703 per annum
Spelthorne Borough Council is seeking to appoint a Support Worker / Relief Driver to work at both the Greeno Centre in Shepperton and Fordbridge centre in Ashford, to provide transport in the borough for elderly and disabled passengers to also provide support at the Centre.
The Centre provides activities and entertainment, but also provides additional care and support for a group of individuals who are not able to participate in the centre independently. Your role will be to support these individuals whilst at the centre and to also transport elderly & disabled passengers to and from the centre.
This is a fulfilling role that requires the ability to think on your feet, communicate well with others and be adaptable to ever changing priorities. You will need to be enthusiastic, flexible in your approach to work and have a caring disposition and must be able to remain calm in all circumstances. Excellent organisation and communication skills are essential for this post. Knowledge of health and safety, First Aid & NVQ is desirable, but training will be provided.
The main duties of the post include:
- Assist individuals from their homes to the centre on transport
- To cover annual leave and staff shortage between the two centres.
- Support individuals with personal care needs
- Organise activities to provide mental and physical stimulation to suit needs
You will need hold a full driving licence and be able to drive a minibus, for which an assessment will be undertaken.
Training will be provided in assisting wheelchair passengers and elderly walking clients, a driving licence with Category D1 is essential and local knowledge of the borough will be an advantage.
The post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (formerly criminal records) check.
In return we offer excellent conditions of service, with a benefits package that includes a pension scheme and at least 23 days’ paid leave per year.
Closing date: 23 May 2022 (noon)
Interviews: 30 May 2022
Full information and an application form are available at www.surreyjobs.info or www.spelthorne.gov.uk. Alternatively, please contact Recruitment Services on (01784) 444263 (24 hour answer phone) quoting reference number 1014.
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