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