South Eastern Community Connect is looking for a Casual Flexible Transport Field Worker to support its Community Transport program.

The rate of pay is $30.45 per hour (under the Passenger Vehicle Transportation Award, Grade 6), and hours of duty are flexible.

The Flexible Transport Field Worker will work under the direction of The Community Transport Coordinator and will have significant duties and responsibilities in relation to the provision of driving and direct care to frail aged people and their carers in the Bayside Council (previously Botany), City of Sydney and Randwick Local Government Areas.

Essential requirements for the role:

  • Driver’s license
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of working with people who are frail aged, people with dementia and their carers
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Basic finance and administration skills
  • Good level of physical fitness (workers may be expected to lift and carry heavy things)
  • Demonstrated commitment to work professionally as part of a team and also with minimal supervision
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills
  • Adherence to privacy and confidentiality
  • Knowledge of the Eastern Suburbs – in particular local traffic arrangements and ability to plan efficient travel routes.
  • A knowledge of WHS issues and of implementation of WHS policies.

Desirable

  • LR or MR Driver’s License
  • Driver Authority
  • Ability to speak a community language and experience working with people from diverse cultures
  • Experience in community transport work
  • Certificate III in Aged Care, Home and Community Care and/or equivalent
  • Senior First Aid Certificate and Current CPR Certificate.

Key responsibilities

·         Drive Centre Vehicles to transport service users to scheduled appointments, shopping centres and/ or social group activities.

·         Collect and return vehicle from the designated parking area

·         Follow the prepared transport routes and to correctly record each leg of the trip, fees paid and communicate any transport barriers via the tablet provided under the RouteMatch system

·         Ensure the comfort and safety of service users during transit e.g. all items in the vehicle are securely contained, heating/cooling appropriate.

·         Maintain a Duty of Care towards service users at all times, particularly when entering or exiting from any vehicle

·         Demonstrate a positive, caring and supportive attitude to service users and /or carers at all times and engage service users in conversation to make them feel supported

·         Monitor the ongoing health of service users and report any changes/concerns to the Transport Coordinator at the earliest opportunity

·         Conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner to service users, carers and work colleagues

·         Maintain vehicle in a clean and tidy condition

·         Complete and maintain vehicle run sheets and inspection records as required

·         Be alert for and report mechanical problems to the Community Transport Coordinator

·         Report all accidents (including minor vehicle damage), incidents and hazards to the Transport Coordinator at the earliest opportunity and complete an A, I, H Form upon returning to the office

General Duties and Responsibilities

·         To ensure that administration tasks are completed as directed

·         Undertake other transport duties within the scope of this role as directed; this may include providing cover for bus outings and operation of hydraulic hoist.

·         Attend and participate in training and development activities

·         Uphold privacy and confidentiality in relation to service users/carers

·         Comply with all workplace health and safety policies and procedures and cooperate with SECC in ensuring health and safety of self and others

 

Send your cover letter and CV to Kate Skinner at transportcoord@secc.sydney or call (02) 7903 0607.

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