Adult Social Care and Integrated Services
Newcastle upon Tyne
Driver/Escort (2 posts)
£10,438 - £11,077 per annum
1 Palentine Buildings
We are looking to appoint committed and enthusiastic people to be Driver/Escorts within Care Services.
Duties will involve providing a transport service for vulnerable adults from their homes and transporting them to various social care locations within the City and returning them home safely.
You will be responsible for the driving and escorting of a bus up to 16 seats.
We are looking for applicants with good communication skills, who enjoy interacting with others, have patience and commitment to making a real difference to people’s lives.
You will be required to work as part of a large team supporting individuals from their own home onto Transport using equipment e.g. tail lift, wheelchairs etc.
You need to be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting the independence, choice and dignity of service users.
We are committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is working in regulated activity. If you are successful we will undertake additional recruitment checks which will include a check to see if you have had any criminal convictions, a check of police information and we will check the barred list(s). It is a criminal offence for a barred individual to apply for a job in regulated activity.
Further information can be obtained by contacting Sarah Kay on 0191 2761967 or Gary Hewitt on 0191 2772060.
Apply online at www.northeastjobs.org.uk, select 'Apply Now' and complete our online application form.
As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.
Working in Care Homes - In accordance with Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) (Coronavirus) Regulations 2021, staff deployed to work in CQC registered care homes providing accommodation and nursing or personal care are required to have full vaccination status or a medical exemption before working or being deployed into work settings covered by the legislation. Applicants to positions covered by these regulations are required to provide certified evidence of their vaccination status or medical exemption as part of any pre employment checks.
2 December 2021