Driver/Support Worker (High Needs)
Full time, 36 Hours
£24,298 - £25,628 per annum
Spelthorne Borough Council is seeking to appoint a Support Worker / Driver to work at the Greeno Centre in Shepperton, 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
- 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 mini bus, 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.
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.
The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for customer facing posts. These posts fall within the scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The Council, therefore, has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. If you have any queries or would like to discuss this further, please contact Human Resources.
Please note as part of the employment checks this post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
Closing date: 1st March 2024 (Noon)
Interview date: 14th March 2024
For full information and to apply online, go to www.surreyjobs.info or www.spelthorne.gov.uk/jobs alternatively, please contact Recruitment Services on (01784 444263 (24hr answer phone) quoting reference number 1172.
Unfortunately, we are unable to reply to all candidates. If we have not contacted, you within 3 weeks of the closing date then your application has been unsuccessful.
All shortlisted applicants will be contacted via email after the closing date. CVs can only be accepted in support of a completed application form.
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