Directorate: Development and Environment
Starting salary: JG1:- £17,842 per annum pro rata
Location: Based in North Somerset
Hours: Variable hours per week
Closing date: Monday 30 November 2020
We have vacancies for 5 Passenger Assistants on routes to support children on their journey to and from school. The actual hours worked will depend on the scheduled or allocated routes but are likely to be about 20 hours per week split between a morning and afternoon journey each week day.
You will be supervising children with special educational needs on their journey to and from school. This could be in a taxi or a minibus.
Do you have experience of working with children with additional complex needs, some of whom may have challenging behaviour?
You will need to be sensitive to children’s individual needs, providing reassurance and assistance. You will also communicate with parents and school staff to ensure the children have a safe journey to and from school.
You will be assigned to a regular school route, but you will also need to be flexible as these arrangements do periodically change according to the children we have to transport.
These posts are exempt under the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act (Exceptions) Order 1975 and are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Want to know more and apply?
If you wish to discuss these posts further please contact Huw Thomas Jones by calling 07392 138005 or 01275 888074
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: Tuesday 01 December 2020