Transport / Escort Driver - 3 month probation (self employed)
· To develop warm and trusting relationships with service users and to encourage them to communicate their needs, preferences and concerns.
· To respect the service users right to privacy and to ensure that their dignity is maintained at all times.
· To support service users in meeting their cultural and spiritual needs and in expressing their personal identity.
· To ensure individuals are safe and secure when using the transport and on returning to their destination.
· Report all concerns regarding service users to the appropriate person/ manager.
· To provide a pleasant safe and reliable pick up, to drop off secure escort service, for service users.
· Complete the designated checks and minor maintenance of the fleet of vehicles as required.
· To follow health and safety guidelines and alert a senior member of staff on duty of any concerns in relation to health and welfare of service users and staff.
· To take appropriate action in the event of accidents, incidents and emergencies, ensuring that a senior member of staff is informed, and the incident is documented.
· To follow the guidance and risk management strategies outlined in the individuals risk management plan.
· To work in a safe and responsible manner to safeguard service users from harm.
· To keep the vehicles in a clean, safe, and comfortable condition at all times.
· To be responsible for your own health and safety.
· To ensure that all records are kept up to date and in the prescribed format.
· To document all work undertaken at the correct time and manner.
· To liaise with other professional’s, carers and families as needed to ensure service users receive a high quality consistent service
· Participation in staff meetings
· Participation in training activities
· Participation in staff supervision and appraisals
· To maintain confidentiality at all times, in accordance with the agreed policy
· Any other duties as required
Competencies- (knowledge, skills, and behaviours)
· Good verbal and non verbal communication skills, with the ability to tailor these needs of the individual
· Good written communication skills sufficient to contribute to a record keeping system.
· Ability to maintain professional boundaries, to liaise in a professional manner with others.
· Ability to demonstrate respect for difference and diversity
· A non-judgemental, accepting approach to working with people whose behaviour may challenge the service.
· Ability to work in a calm, patient and tolerant manner at a pace appropriate to the needs of the individual
· Ability to work constructively and co-operatively as part of a team
It is essential that all applicants must be at least 25 years old and have a full, clean UK licence for a minimum of 2 years.
This is an essential requirement, in accordance with UK law, to drive.
We will require 2 Professional references.
Job Type: Contract - Self Employed
Mentor - 3 month probation (self employed)
Serenity welfare believes in empowering youth within our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximise their potential. The mentoring programme uses trained individuals who are committed to supporting, guiding and motivating young people to achieve positive outcomes.
Take the lead supporting a young person through an ongoing, one-to one relationship
Serve as a positive role model
Build the relationship by planning and participating in activities together
Strive for mutual respect
Build self-esteem and motivation
Help set goals and work towards accomplishing them
Act as a resource and guide
Respect the mentee’s right to self-determination and independence
Provide group mentoring sessions in college to identify young people who can benefit from one to one support
Spend a minimum of 8 hours per month one-to-one mentee
Communicate with the mentee weekly
Attend training as dictated by Serenity welfare
Be interested in working with young people
Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
Be willing to complete the application and screening process
Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
Attend mentor training as prescribed
Be willing to communicate regularly with Serenity Welfare Staff, submit activity information and take constructive feedback regarding mentoring activities
Not use alcohol or controlled substances in an inappropriate manner
Not be currently in treatment for substance abuse and have a non-addictive period of at least five years
Not be currently in treatment for a mental health disorder or hospitalised for such in the past three years
Willing and reflective listener
Encouraging and supportive
Patient and flexible
Tolerant and respectful of individuals and cultural differences
Have access to a car and business car insurance
Personal fulfilment through contributions to community and individuals
Satisfaction in helping someone mature, progress and achieve goals
Training sessions and group activities
Personal ongoing support
Mentee/mentor group activities, complimentary tickets to community events, participants recognition events
Applications and screening process
Criminal history check
Provide two personal references