Driver/Carer

Portsmouth City Council

Reference: JAN20229355

Job details

Location

Royal Albert Day Centre

Job type

Part Time, Permanent

Salary

£7,681 - £12,258 Per Annum

Closing date

30 January 2022

3 Part time vacancies:

2 x 22.5 hour posts: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 08:00 – 16:00 OR

Monday, Tuesday & Friday 08:00 – 16:00

1 x 15 hour post: Wednesday & Friday, 08:00 – 16:00

Portsmouth City Council

At Portsmouth City Council we’re all about developing our staff, because we want to build a bigger and better city but we need the best employees to do so.

With a little over 207,000 residents and 7,000 businesses throughout this city, this unitary authority’s main goal is to ensure the best care and development of all those within the city. From customer service to Multi-million pound projects, our residents are at the heart of everything we do.

Your New Role

Royal Albert Centre is a day centre offering innovative day care for older people with dementia and high dependency needs.  It is an exciting place to be for service users and staff and has the facilities to promote healthy living and wellbeing to enable older people to maintain independent living.  

Using a person-centred approach, you will look after the physical, emotional, culture and social needs of service users, which will involve activity planning and provision. This role will also include driving and escorting service users to and from the unit and out on planned trips. You will be required to undertake driving duties as required; MIDAS training will be given. You will need a full, clean driving licence with D 1 category desirable but not essential.

What you’ll need to succeed

You will need to demonstrate patience and an understanding of the needs of older people who have a diagnosis of dementia and ideally a basic knowledge of IT systems or be prepared to learn, training to be given. You will be flexible and adaptable to be able to take part in bus driving and escort duties to meet and respond to the operational needs of the service. You will have good written skills, an understanding of the cultural and communication needs of people from a diverse range of backgrounds and be able to work as part of a team. You will have good communication and be able to interact well with service users, the team and other professionals.

 

What you’ll get in return

As well as highly competitive pay you’ll receive all the benefits of working within a local authority organisation, which ranges from flexible working hours to a fantastic pension which allows you the opportunity to pay in more for that greater return. We wish to support all our staffs development throughout, if that’s progression planning or involvement within the on the job apprenticeship scheme we will work together to drive your career. For those with families we have child care benefits as well as discounts with local businesses which can be enjoyed by all.

What next

To make sure your application is above the rest, please review the “Job Profile” to ensure you application matches the requirements of the role.

Please ensure to complete the application in its entirety and add in comments to the Personal Statement section

We look forward to speaking with you soon.

Portsmouth City Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of ‘adults at risk’, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

DBS Disclosure at Enhanced level will be required prior to any offer of employment and this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

 
Please note that since 11th November 2021 it is a legal requirement for all employees working within a care home to have received both Covid-19 Vaccinations. Proof will be required by all unless a medical exemption applies.

Please note that from 1st April 2022 it will be a legal requirement for all employees deployed in any role in respect of a CQC regulated activity, who have any direct, face-to-face contact with service users, to have received both Covid-19 Vaccinations. Proof will be required by all unless a medical exemption applies.

 

 

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