Travel Trainer - Suffolk based - Working for Essex
Salary: £19,468 to £22,904 per annum
Closing date: 07 Jul 2022
Location: Suffolk
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 6915
Role: Social Care
About the role

Travel Trainer - Suffolk based

Fixed Term, Full Time

£19,468 to £22,904 per annum

Location: Suffolk - Mildenhall, Newmarket and Brandon.

Working Style: Community-based worker

Closing Date: 7th July 2022

About the Role:

You’ll work one-to-one with people who have special educational needs (SEN), physical disabilities and learning disabilities, delivering travel training that helps them become independent travellers and live richer, more fulfilling lives.

Through home visits, tailored journey planning and high-quality road safety training, you’ll help your clients build invaluable confidence, allowing them to travel alone and gain the huge range of benefits that travel brings. At the same time, we’ll give you many opportunities to develop and broaden your own skillset, too.

This is a Full Time, Fixed Term role until April 2026.

Essex County Council is delivering Travel Training for Suffolk Council. You will be working in West Suffolk, covering areas such as, Mildenhall, Newmarket and Brandon.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the delivery of travel training to clients with special educational needs on a 1:1 basis to work towards them becoming independent travellers and gaining the associated benefits in their everyday lives.
  • Responsible for organising and attending home visits, applying professional judgement to undertake an assessment of the client’s suitability to participate in the travel training scheme.
  • Responsible for the development of bespoke training plans for each client taking into account their additional needs, the complexity of the route(s) and any other relevant factors; continually managing risk throughout the planning stage and the training sessions.
  • Responsible for providing ongoing feedback to the client and referrer in order to negotiate next steps in the travel training plan.
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with existing and new organisations, as well as attend information evenings at schools and colleges to increase awareness of support available.
  • Responsible for writing and delivering presentations and class talks to schools, parents and individuals to demonstrate the benefits of the scheme in order to secure new referrals and to meet targets set.
  • Support the Travel Training service and wider IPTU team in identifying and delivering cost efficiencies against ECC contracted transport and social care spend.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate and timely case notes in the database.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

We’re looking for exceptional communicators with significant experience working in a SEN or adult social care setting.

  • You’ll be able to instil confidence in others and build rapport with all kinds of people.
  • You’ll also be well-organised, have good IT skills and be educated to A-level (or equivalent).
  • You should have a good knowledge of bus/train services and associated issues for people with SEN.
  • You might also have some knowledge of independent travel training, but this isn’t essential.

A DBS check is mandatory for all our roles. You’ll also receive first aid training if you don’t have a first aid certificate already.

If you have any questions or would like more information about this role, please contact: Thomas Clyde, Recruitment Consultant – email: Thomas.clyde@essex.gov.uk .

As part of employment with Essex County Council 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 visit: https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. For more information please use the following link: https://www.workingforessex.com/working-here/pay-reward/

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.

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