Haringey is an extremely diverse borough and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth.
We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.
About the Role
Haringey Council are seeking 8 candidates to be responsible for escorting children, young people and adults with special educational needs to and from home and school/centre and other destinations on vehicle, provided by the Passenger Transport Services.
As a Coach Escort, you will play a vital role in supporting young vulnerable service users to access education by accompanying them on transport commissioned by Haringey Council.
You will transport service users in and around the Borough but there may be a requirement to travel outside of the Borough.
Shift start times vary and can begin from 6:45am – 5:30pm.
It is essential that you have experience of dealing with children with special needs and demonstrate an understanding of personal responsibilities, in the areas of risk management and health, safety and welfare. You will need to be calm, patient and resilient, and be able to navigate in situations where challenging behaviour is present.
Ideally you will possess an awareness of SEN, knowledge of First Aid and/or PATCH training and experience of supporting clients in wheelchairs is preferred.
You will need to be flexible as successful candidates are expected to travel within the Borough of Haringey and outside of the Borough as and when required.
Closing date for applications: Friday 15th October 2021
Interviews: Week commencing Monday 25th October 2021
An enhanced DBS is required for this position.