Hackney Council is looking for drivers to help support service users with complex needs to access community activities. They will also transport service users to Oswald Street, day service which is a facility, opened in September 2018. This service provides a multi-disciplinary approach to supporting vulnerable adults. Our service users have a range of complex needs such dementia, autism and learning disabilities.
The people who rely on this service have been involved in the building’s development from the outset. Helping design and name it, having their say on the facilities needed and giving their views on the overall look and feel of the place.
Hackney Council’s Adult Services are pioneers in bringing together care support. Our focus is on creating resilient teams able to meet new challenges, while keeping those who rely on us at the heart of our work.
As a Driver/Support Assistant, you will transport our service users to and from Oswald Street and take them to lunch clubs and other activities within the wider community. This will involve helping service users who may have mobility issues to access the vehicle and be driven to and from venues, always working in a way that is respectful and promotes safety.
In between driving, you will support service users in their activities under the guidance of other staff, assisting in planning/supporting social and recreational activities as well as activities of daily living to promote their health and well being.
This is a great opportunity to get involved with an innovative day service. You must hold a clean D1 driving licence, up to date Certificate of Professional Competency and a valid driver’s tachograph card. You will work a 36 hour week, between 7.45am – 6pm, with occasional planned weekend or evening work.
Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience. CV’s or personal statements will not be considered.
If you are successful, you will be asked to present your original Certificate of Professional Competence.
For regulatory requirements, please provide your full employment history, including an explanation for any gaps of employment on the online application form. If this is not provided at application stage, unfortunately your application will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 01 April 2020
Interviews: Week beginning Monday 27 April 2020 & Monday 04 May 2020
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
Expiration Date: 01/04/2020