To undertake the safe and efficient door to door transportation of passengers between home and centre/school. This can include wheelchair-bound passengers and people with special needs
- Collect and return pupils or clients of the department to and from their homes (or other designated point) and transport them to various centres or schools via a predetermined route. Sensible or necessary deviations to the route may occasionally be required.
- Carry out such driving (or assisting) duties as directed or specified in a safe and courteous manner towards pupils/clients, parents, colleagues, supervisors and other road users.
- Wear such uniforms as may be provided and to be of smart appearance at all times.
- Ensure all passengers are carried safely. To make proper use of wheelchair securing devises in accordance with departmental guidelines and training.
- Ensure the vehicle is safe and carry out routine daily checks. Maintain tyre pressures, oil and water levels in accordance with instructions and ensure the vehicle is adequately fuelled, using the facilities provided.
- Regularly clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle. When returning a ‘spare’ vehicle to it’s base it must be cleaned, fuelled, etc., ready for immediate use. Any wheelchair securing devises should be left on the vehicle.
- Maintain appropriate records in connection with the use of the vehicles, such as log sheets, defect reports, etc.
- Provide necessary assistance, support and encouragement to pupils/clients to ensure their safe entry and exit from the vehicle, including any operation of the vehicle tail lift. The lift should be operated by the driver and passenger assistant, working together as a team.
- Centre based drivers may be called upon to assist with the personal needs (not intimate personal care) of clients and involvement in social activities is also expected.
- Any duties and responsibilities appropriate to the grade and level of responsibility of the post.
£9.36 per hour
37 hours per week