Relief Driver – Lifestyles Service

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Job Description ORKNEY HEALTH AND CARE Lifestyles Service Relief Driver (Ref: ORK03093) Hours are offered on an as and when required basis £9.60 per hour (including Distant Islands Allowance) A shift allowance will be paid for unsocial hours worked where appropriate The Lifestyles Service is located in Kirkwall with bases at the Pickaquoy Centre and St.Colms, providing person centred day services and opportunities for adults with a variety of learning disabilities. We are seeking to recruit someone who is highly motivated towards providing high quality services to adults with learning disabilities attending the Lifestyles Service. The post holder will be required to assist in the provision of a transport service to meet the needs of service users that attend Day Services within the All Age Learning Disability Services at the direction of the Senior Lifestyles Co-ordinator / Registered Manager also using own initiative at times The individual will be responsible for ensuring that transport services are flexible, sensitive and responsive to the individual needs of service users whilst promoting individuals rights and maintaining their personal dignity. Establishing, developing and maintaining effective and professional relationships with service users, their carers and other service providers. • Transporting service users to and from their homes and various activities within the community, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of service users while on the bus and within the service. • Following each individual’s support plan and medication protocols. • Supporting individuals whilst not driving, including but not limited to activities, lunchtimes and personal care requirements whilst in the Lifestyles Services or community as required • Bus maintenance and up keep • Adhering to the Health and Social Care Standards and the SSSC codes of practice for Social Service Workers A full current driving licence, including D1 category or willingness to achieve D1 Category with successful completion of MIDAS training prior to appointment of post is essential. This post is subject to membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme in respect of regulated work with adults. For an informal discussion regarding the above post, please contact Alison Bews, Senior Lifestyles Co-ordinator on or 886394 or Ross Groundwater, Registered Manager on 886394 or. Closing Date: Sunday 24 February 2019 Please note that interview expenses are not payable for this post.