Travel Trainer

Posted 8 months ago

Enaling Independence

Do you want to make a difference in young people’s lives?

We have an exciting opportunity to join our successful Travel Training Project teaching young people with disabilities to travel independently to and from school or college using public transport, living within the London Boroughs of Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge, Havering and Newham.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your professional skills and experience, whilst working directly with young people with disabilities and making a lasting difference in their lives. Full training and shadow shifts will be provided to all appointed candidates.

Independent Travel Trainers will be available to work at school drop off and pick up times (approx. 7.30 – 9.30am and 2.30 – 4.30pm).

To apply, please submit your details and CV below:


Job Title: Travel Trainer

Responsible to: Travel Training Interim Lead

Purpose of the Job:

To impart knowledge and practical skills regarding how to travel safely, effectively and independently whether by public transport or other modes to vulnerable individuals living within East London area including both primary and secondary school children and adults at local colleges.

Main Activities:

To collect travellers daily both morning and afternoon and deliver travel training to those individuals to enable/empower a specific level of competency resulting in their independent travel within previously agreed timescales.

To ensure the health and safety of the traveller at all times when charged with their care/tutoring

To act as a point of contact for parents/carers/guardians/SENCO of trainees in relation to their training progress

To undertake route risk assessments and route planning in light of those assessments

To resolve monitoring assessments and regular reviews of trainee’s progress

To attend the initial referral and subsequent monitoring meetings with parents/carers/guardians/SENCO and trainee

To complete required correspondence and written reports within agreed timescales to parents, Local Authority, school and DABD within given processes.

To implement and maintain accurate records of all activities undertaken with the trainee General duties:

To undertake appropriate training as necessary to maintain personal competency and the health and safety of the trainee travellers

To comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1984

To comply with DABD Health and Safety Policy

To comply with DABD Confidentiality Policy and Code of Conduct for Trainers

To carry out responsibilities and duties in accordance with DABD Equality and Diversity Policy The above mentioned duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the postholder may be required to carry out such other duties as required by the Travel Training Interim Lead within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder.

Person Specification

Main Duties:

To teach individuals to travel independently by public transport or by foot

To provide comprehensive training in the practical skills required for independent travel

To monitor individual’s progress at regular intervals and feedback to all involved parties

To identify gaps in the individual’s knowledge base and skill base and address through further appropriate training to progress the trainee to independent travel

To ensure the trainee remains safe at all times whilst making their training journeys Essential Skills

Excellent written and spoken English skills  Good numeracy skills  Good interpersonal skills

Excellent organisational and record keeping skills

Ability to motivate and impart practical skills  Ability to work without supervision

To be able to work to deadlines and on own initiative

Ability to assess individual’s needs and report back

Flexible approach to working hours

Basic First Aid Qualification

Desirable Skills:

Experience of working with vulnerable young people and people with additional needs

Computer skills

Experience in delivering training

Knowledge and understanding of equal opportunities and disability discrimination Personal Attributes

High sense of integrity and respect for confidentiality

A good sense of humour and limitless patience

Sensible steadfast approach in dealing with emergencies

Experience of travel by public transport Travel Trainers will have to undergo three days formal training before working with travel trainees and must have an enhanced CRB less than 6 months old at the time of employment.

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