We are currently recruiting for a Band 3 Driver with Care duties for the Antrim area. This will be a full-time temporary role, Monday to Friday covering from 8am to 5 pm consisting of 37.5 hours per week depending on working hours. This vacancy is expected to last for 2 - 3 months initially.
Duties & Responsibilities:
-Collect and convey clients/patients (including the aged, physically handicapped, epileptics, psychiatric, blind etc.,) to Trust Adult/Day Care facilities.
-Carry out daily routine maintenance of their vehicle and minor repairs (including checking fuel oil, water levels and topping up as required, tyre pressures, vehicle cleaning, changing punctured wheels etc.)
-Convey clients to centres, for educational classes, outings, luncheon clubs, etc,
-Operate tail lifts on vehicles where provided, after training.
-Complete any records in relation to the performance/usage of the vehicle per journey e.g. miles travelled, petrol used, oil replaced, patient/clients carried, loading etc.
-The information required would vary with the type of vehicle and will be subject to change in the light of development.
-Daily completion and monthly return of vehicle log sheets.
-Secure clients travelling in wheelchairs with the recommended restraint device.
-Any other duties relevant to the post.
-Current full driving licence valid for use in the UK with full Category D unrestricted driving entitlement. Full unrestricted Category D driving entitlement means entitlement to drive a manually operated passenger-carrying vehicle with more than 16 seats)
-Successfully complete Trust driving test.
-Must hold the Driver CPC qualification card valid until at least 2020 OR if card expiry is before 2020, then evidence that 21 hours CPC training has been completed.
-Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Trust which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post
-Be aware of needs of persons with learning disability/elderly and disabled and knowledge of caring role.
This role provides an exciting opportunity to join an industry leading business, committed to ensuring that their customers receive a first class level of service and offering genuine opportunities for career progression.
For more information on this role or any other vacancy please call us on 028 90330 555
Please note only those candidates shortlisted may be contacted.
Candidates will be required to obtain an Enhanced Access NI check at a cost of £33.
Please note that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position. This will depend on the nature of the position and circumstances of the offences.