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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 21/07/2019 23:59
Grade D. (£18,795 - £19,171) Pro rata. Fixed Term for 12 Months.
Hours per week:
10 Hours
Job Category:
Social Care - Adult Service
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Marquisway Resource Centre/Enterprises/Winlaton Community Base
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
21 Jul

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This job is closed for applications.

Further information

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 also be expected to work across Gateshead Adult Provider Services.

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.

You must be knowledgeable of the service user group and relevant legislation. You will be experienced in managing personal care, supporting people who have a disability and communicating at all levels with colleagues, carers and other professionals.

It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence with no penalty points, prepared to pass the local authority driver assessment and be willing to attain the Care Certificate It is desirable that you possess a NVQ Level 2 Health and Social Care Diploma or equivalent qualification.

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

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