Job Title: TRAVEL TRAINERS
Location: County Hall, Hertford
Salary: £ 20,903 pa (pro rata for part-time)
Contract:18 Months Fixed Term
Hours: 37 Hours per week
Hertfordshire County Council Children Services currently provides Travel Training (TT) for 16-18-year-olds with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) attending schools and colleges. The training is provided by travel trainers delivering an AQA accredited programme which aims to provide young people with the skills to be able to travel independently and improve their life skills, promoting independence for our most vulnerable young people.
We are currently expanding the Travel Training team and planning to extend the offer of Travel Training into Hertfordshire’s Special Schools and there is an opportunity for two Travel Trainers to join the team. One trainer will work with students with SEND within the county attending schools and colleges, the other trainer will work across both Children’s Services and Adult Care Services (ACS), training young people between the ages of 19-25.
The successful candidates will be expected to train a student or group of students to travel independently and will involve travelling with them, ensuring progression through the programme, until they are confident to travel independently. In addition, candidates will be expected to work with pupils and students aged 14-18, have good communication skills, the ability to interact with a diverse range of people including parents/carers and schools, have an understanding and be able to identify the different individual needs of students and their families, have good organisational skills and access to a car for travelling round the county. Given the vulnerability of many children and their families; tact, courtesy, discretion, and empathy are vital attributes of the successful candidate.
Safeguarding children and adults is of utmost importance to Hertfordshire County Council. The council requires employees to abide by legislation and best practice to enable Hertfordshire to achieve this.
If selected for one of these posts, you will be expected to accompany or shadow learners on their journey to their place of education or training developing their travel training skills in the classroom as well as in the community. You will also assist in the preparation, upkeep and organisation of learner records and assist in the development of the programme, liaising with the Travel Trainer Manager to ensure travel training is delivered in line with the programme.
The interview will include a written test of approximately 30 minutes.
For an informal discussion about this role please contact Stuart Scarrott via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your contact details.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.