role is vital providing support for some of the Isle of Wight’s most vulnerable
children. They all have additional educational needs and some will have medical
needs. You will be trained to ensure a safe journey enables each accompanied
child to arrive in school willing and able to learn. The service is highly
valued by children, families and schools. To do your role effectively you will:
each day a safe journey between home and school for the children being
accompanied on transport,
needed, advise the Transport Service of any operational issues i.e. late,
unsafe transport to enable resolution of problems,
the right decisions on how to respond to incidents that may occur on the
transport including; dealing with extremely challenging behaviour, accidents,
illness and medical conditions,
responsibility for personal health & safety and that of other passengers and
report any transport/safety issues to SEN transport team to enable appropriate
action to be taken,
the travelling child during the journey by showing enhanced empathy and
understanding of children with special educational needs, and work effectively
with the driver to provide a valued service to children, families and schools
on behalf of IWC.
For further information or an informal discussion please contact Mike
Griffin-Thorne on 03707 793375.
out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.
council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment
policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children
and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this
Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively
promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options
(where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees. The Isle of Wight Council is an equal
opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all
cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our
addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident
Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential
requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled,
they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.
In the interests of efficiency and
economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the
final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager
within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will
not have been successful on this occasion.
Please note that this role
falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and
Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and
employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council
delivers, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s
services functions and did so for an agreed period of five years from 1 July
2013, the original five year partnership arrangement under direction of the
Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both
local authorities for a further five years.
The management reporting
line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s
Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational
responsibility for children’s services.