Derbyshire County Council is entering into partnership with National Star College to introduce a programme of Independent Travel Training across Derbyshire from September 2012. This training will be aimed at helping young people with a disability or other difficulty, to develop skills in travelling by public transport. In most cases this results in increased levels of confidence and an opening up of new opportunities.
National Star College is currently advertising locally for 2 posts (Travel Trainer and part-time Travel Trainer) to deliver the training, with a closing date of 1st May.
Travel Trainer - Salary: £17,350 p/a (an additional responsibility allowance of up to £2,500 p/a may also be payable) Fixed term until July 2013 (possible 2 year extension). 40 hours a week over 5 days on a term time basis (one off requirement to work up to 2 weeks flexible working during August 12 for project start up)
As Travel Trainer you will be responsible for recruiting and assessing learners, delivering 1:1 travel training, liaising with families and supervisory responsibilities relating to TravelAwareness group sessions. You will work with the Lift Programme manager to record progress and create reports. You will be an excellent communicator, confident about managing your own workload and supervising others to deliver project outcomes. You will have an understanding of disability and educational issues, be dynamic and solution focused. This role will require travel and flexible start and finish times.
Part-time Travel Trainer – 32 hours a week over 4 days on a term time basis (one off requirement to work up to 2 weeks flexible working during August 12 for project start up).
The role is to provide group Travel Awareness sessions to young disabled, disadvantaged and vulnerable young people from across Derbyshire as part of a wider Travel Training programme. You will be responsible for delivering 5 sessions on a range of travel based topics such as road safety and you will be working within an existing scheme of work and resources. You will be confident working independently in the community, an excellent communicator with a dynamic and innovative approach to projects. You will have or be working towards CTLLS or equivalent teaching qualifications. In addition to the Travel Awareness groups you will have a small caseload of young people that you will work with on a 1:1 basis to provide travel training to enable access to education. This role will require travel and flexible start and finish times. This role will be supervised by the full time Travel Trainer who will identify the caseload of young people.
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