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Passenger Assistant - Special School Transport (Casual)


Highways, Transport, Traffic

Blackpool Council

Contract Hours - Casual

Contract Type - Casual

Contract Salary - £9.16 per hour

Casual Passenger Assistant required for home to day care establishment/school/college transport. You will supervise passenger's behaviour and welfare whilst on transport from home to day care establishment/school/college, some of whom may have special educational, complex health needs or mobility problems and may be transported in wheelchairs.

You will assist with the boarding and alighting of passengers, escort the passengers into establishments, ensuring their health, safety and wellbeing. You will work as part of a team with the driver, and you will require excellent communication skills for dealing with face to face service users/parents/carers as well as professionals. This job is casual only and there are currently no guaranteed hours.

Passenger Assistants who live within Blackpool will be picked up and dropped off from their home address for shifts, although there would be increased work opportunities for those able to get to Layton Depot via their own transport.  Staff living outside the Blackpool boundary would be required to start work from Layton Depot.

Successful candidates will be required to complete the Passenger Assistant Training Scheme (PATS) course and satisfactorily complete a period of job shadowing. 

Permanent positions are recruited initially from those who are casual. In general the hours are over a split shift with an outgoing journey in the mornings and a return journey in the afternoons.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/vulnerable adults. This post is subject to satisfactory two year reference history, Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, medical clearance, evidence of any essential qualifications and proof of legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.


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application deadline

11 59 pm

24th Jan 2019