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Bank Driver (Ref: 22-033LCS)

As a one of our Bank Drivers you will play an important role transporting service users for a variety of different outings and ensuring they return safely home again. This role involves driving service users with different requirements based on their mobility classification. The job purpose is to provide and maintain a caring environment for these individuals and provide a comfortable friendly transport service, maintaining high standards of timekeeping and safety.

What’s Involved:

• Assist, move and handle patients, who may be ambulatory or wheelchair bound, using appropriate equipment where necessary e.g. carrying patients up the stairs using carry chair, moving immobile patients in and out of bed and manoeuvring patients in wheelchairs into and out of the vehicle and on stretchers as necessary. Ensure patients are safely seated whilst in transit.

• Ensure the use of appropriate equipment and approved manual handling techniques.

• Maintain the cleanliness and ensure the routine daily checks of designated vehicles are carried out prior to deployment.

• Assist patients when entering and leaving their homes and take all reasonable actions to ensure the safety and security of their property.

• Provide support as directed in the event of serious injury or emergency.

• To be flexible on a daily basis to support the needs of the Foundation.

Who we are looking for

You will need the following skills and qualities:

  • Have a strong interest in working in care services and a desire to make a difference.
  • Be honest, reliable and trustworthy.
  • Be flexible to cover shifts when required.
  • Be enthusiastic, caring, friendly and compassionate.
  • Have a full driving licence and access to own vehicle.

For more information, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Strode Park Foundation provides vital care for children, adults and young people with a range of disabilities in Kent. Our values of Care, Inspire and Together underpin everything we do, and we are so proud to employ truly inspirational people who make our care setting a remarkable place to work.

Working here is rewarding on so many levels and we offer our valued Bank staff members the following benefits:

  • Excellent free training and development opportunities
  • Paid Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS)
  • Free parking at all sites
  • Meals provided (subject to availability)

We are required to carry out a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) check for this post. Strode Park complies fully with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all applicants for positions fairly. We will not discriminate unfairly against any subject of a DBS check on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.

Strode Park is a Disability Confident Employer and is committed to ensuring all applicants with disabilities that meet the minimum criteria for the role are guaranteed an interview and will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.

Should you require application forms to be supplied in a different format due to a disability, please do not hesitate to contact the HR team on 01227 373292 or hr@strodepark.org.uk who will gladly assist you with this.