CARE FIRST RECRUITMENT LTD currently requires Passenger Assistant in Central Bedfordshire area – especially Biggleswade, Ampthill and Sandy
JOB TITLE: Passenger Assistant – £9.00 per hour
JOB PURPOSE: To act as a passenger assistant, supporting and assisting customers on the journey to and from care centres/schools or to other locations.
HOURS: c25 per week. Monday to Friday. Split shifts: 7.00/8.00 to 11.30 then 14.00 to 17.00 hours
To work as part of a large team of drivers and passenger assistants based at a centralised deport under the direction of the Principal Operations Officers and the day to day management of Transport Officers.
To escort customers on vehicles and ensure their safety whilst getting on or off the vehicle and on the journey
To assist customers onto and off the vehicle, by means of a tail-lift where necessary, this will include handling wheelchairs and other aids to daily living. This will also involve collecting and returning customers from their homes to the vehicle, thus providing a door to door service
To ensure the physical, mental and social wellbeing of customers whilst on the vehicle.
To engage in social contact as required.
Together with the Driver/Passenger Assistant to ensure that all safety procedures are followed (MIDAS), together with the use of seat belts, wheelchair anchors, etc, whilst customers are on the vehicle.
Liaise with care officers, teaching staff and transport supervisors in cases that cause concern or a condition that requires attention to passenger’s physical and emotional needs. In emergencies to contact parents, relatives, friends, GP, the emergency services or transport supervisor
To report any incident or accident concerning the vehicle or its occupants to the transport officer as soon as practically possible
To wear appropriate protective
To apply all policies and procedures, including those relevant to Health and Safety and Dignity at Work
To assist the driver to keep both the inside and the outside of the vehicle clean and tidy at all times
To undertake other duties and journeys as required including the collection loading and delivery of supplies and equipment.
REQUIRED: Caring experience either supporting family members or paid employment. DBS preferred but not essential.
OPPORTUNITIES TO GO PERMANENT