P518948 - Drviver Support
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Closed for applications on 13/02/2019 23:59
Grade D - £17,972 - £18,672 10 Hours Part Time Pro Rata - Fixed Term for 12 Months.
Hours per week:
10 hours per week
Social Care - Adult Service
Marquisway Resource Centre/Enterprises/Winlaton Community Base
An opportunity has arisen to appoint Driver Support Workers at Marquisway Resource Centre, Enterprises and Winlaton Community Base. Each service provides day time support to adults with a learning disabilities and/or autism.
You will be required to safely transport service users to and from the services and access community opportunities by minibus, people carrier or own vehicle; taking into consideration moving and handling and other support needs. You will also be required to maintain vehicle care as outlined in the Council's Driver Handbook.
You will assist more senior staff under direction to support service users with their personal care and nutritional needs, engagement in activities within a building base and in the community, which will include therapeutic, social, educational and employment related opportunities. Working flexible hours when required, which may involve early mornings, evenings and weekends.
You will engage and interact positively with other professionals, carers and service users, to enable positive outcomes to person centred support plans.
You will be required to demonstrate effective communication, partnership working and have an empathetic approach to ensure person-centred support which meets the individual's support needs and aspirations.
It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence with no penalty points, are prepared to pass the local authority driver assessment and possess a Level 2 Health and Social Care or equivalent qualification. You must have experience and knowledge of supporting people who have a disability and relevant legislation.
It would be desirable to have category D1 on your driving licence.
If successful you will have to apply for an enhanced Disclosure.
Online applications only at: www.gateshead.gov.uk
This job is closed for applications.