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Travel Trainer

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Essex County Council
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Up to £21,715
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Part Time
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Closing date:
30 April 2020 01:00 PM
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Fixed term for 4 years, 4 days per week. 

You will be based mainly in Lowestoft but will be required to travel countywide across Suffolk.

We are seeking to recruit a Travel Trainer to work on a 1:1 basis with students / clients with special educational needs (SEN), physical disabilities and learning difficulties.

You will need to have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish rapport and trust with both the student / client and their parent / guardian. 

Utilising your knowledge of SEN and / or learning disabilities you will develop and deliver tailored individualised journey planning, as well as road and personal safety training on public transport. Your training and support will enhance the clients social and life skills, building their confidence so they are able to undertake these journeys independently. You are also responsible for generating your own referrals.

You will have good organisational, listening and time management skills along with the ability to use initiative and work independently. You will need to undertake an element of administration and computer-based work associated with maintaining daily training records, risk assessments and reports along with the communication skills to provide positive constructive feedback and the ability to promote the team.

In this role you would be expected to have some early starts / late finishes as well as working during school holidays. You will be responsible for managing your own diary so will be highly organised and able to prioritise.

You will have the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Experience working within a special educational needs (SEN) / adult social care setting
  • Good standard of general education (5 GCSEs A - C including English and mathematics or equivalent)
  • IT literate and knowledge of IT / Microsoft systems
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to instil confidence and build rapport with a diverse group of partners and people
  • Ability to organise and prioritise with excellent time management skills
  • Knowledge of training / transport issues (desirable)
  • Education and Training Level 3 (desirable).

The role requires you to be mobile throughout a wider operational area including travelling around the county of Essex and beyond, transporting service users and their belongings and to be able to do so in an emergency. Driving licence and car or the ability to meet the mobility requirements of the role through other means is essential.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.

Apply online via the website: www.essexcc.taleo.net/careersectionjob27374

Qualification certificates should be brought to interview.

As part of employment with Essex County Council (ECC) should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to: www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on: www.workingforessex.com/benefits

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

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