- Employer: St Helens Borough Council
- Reference: STR5
- Published: Wed 29/03/2023, 14:49 PM
- Closing on: Wed 12/04/2023, 23:59 PM
- Working Pattern: Evenings, Full Time, Weekends
- Hours: 37 hours per week, Working on a Rota basis, inclusive of weekend and bank holidays
- Salary: £21575 to £21968 per annum. Plus Weekend Allowance
- DBS Check: Enhanced
- Location: St Helens Metropolitan Council, Merseyside
Community Driver / Support Assistant
We Are St Helens Borough Council
Located in the heart of the Northwest close to Liverpool, Manchester and Lancashire, St Helens is a transformational Council, which is passionate and ambitious for the communities we support. We provide a wide range of local authority services to the residents, businesses, schools, and visitors to the borough. We can only do this because of our highly valued, highly skilled workforce.
Working together, our workplace vision and values guide our organisation, and the contribution of our workforce is key to our culture journey. Employees with us receive a wide range of benefits including well-being in work, financial benefits, ways of working and learning and development support.
Making A Difference as a Community Driver / Support Assistant in Community Support Services
Driver / Passenger Assistant 37 Hours 1x7 days per week on a rota basis including weekends and Bank Holidays.
We are looking for people who have had previous experience of working in a care setting or who have had personal experience of caring for and understanding the needs of either vulnerable child, adults and older people. You will be required to have good interpersonal skills, work as part of a team.
As a Community Driver / Support Assistant, you will work alongside our passenger assistants, be responsible for the safe transportation of vulnerable children, adults and older people, along with their personal belongings and medical aids, to Council Day services, services within the community, care homes, hospitals, and schools and other venues.
With the clientele in mind it is advised, but not essential that your vaccinations are up to date, including being fully vaccinated against COVID 19.
Over the past 2 years our service has had the privilege of being more involved in community initiatives, such as the delivery of food parcels and the roll out of the COVID 19 vaccinations by the vaccination bus. It is vital that all applicants hold a current and valid driving licence, including the D1 category, and it would be helpful to have some experience in driving a minibus. You will be expected to attend the Council’s minibus driver training session and complete a practical driving assessment at the start of your role.
Interested to Find Out More?
You can review our full job description details, and person specification information here.
For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Fiona Pilkington or Emma Wilcock on 01744 676605
This post is subject to Enhanced DBS Disclosure
Please note we reserve the right to close the advert early should we receive a sufficient number of applications and encourage you to apply early, to avoid disappointment.
Equality & Diversity
St Helens Council respects and values the individuality that every employee brings. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds, who share our values, our commitment to inclusion, and who will help us on our journey to transform our organisation. Further information about Equality & Diversity at St Helens Council can be found here https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/equality
St Helens Council is a Disability Confident Employer. Disability Confident Employers lead the way in helping to take action that changes attitudes, behaviours, and cultures for the better.
NOLAN Principles of Conduct in Public Life.
All Council employees are required to abide by the ethical standards embodied by the 7 Nolan
Principles: Selflessness, Integrity, Objectivity, Accountability, Openness, Honesty, and Leadership.