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Vacancy for Driving Adviser – North Wales

The Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service have a rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced Approved Driving Instructor to join our team of Driving Advisers.

You will join our team of Approved Driving Instructors and Occupational Therapists to conduct assessments of Fitness to Drive for clients with changes of cognitive or physical function.

You will be working as part of a multidisciplinary team to conduct assessments on behalf of DVLA and Motability, as well as advising self-referred clients on their ability to continue or return to driving following a medical event. Your role will also include delivery of specialist driving tuition using adapted vehicles provided by The Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service.

Based mainly in our North Wales Centre you will be supported by an experienced team and will receive induction and ongoing training to develop the required skills for this specialist role. You will also be required to achieve an Under Graduate or Post Graduate qualification in Driving Assessment and Outdoor Mobility, which will be fully funded by The Wales Mobility and Driving Assessment Service.

There might also be scope to work within our Mid Wales and Chester Centres and to increase the number of days worked, once the required period of training has been completed.

The successful applicant will be an Approved Driving Instructor with excellent verbal and written communication skills and will have a caring approach towards clients and families. A good level of IT skills including Word is required, as well as experience of report writing and completion of detailed working records. You will have a positive, flexible and committed approach to your work and be ambitious to develop your long term career within this specialist sector. The ability to speak Welsh will be a distinct advantage.

This is a permanent position initially for 1 day per week (7.5 hours) at an employed rate of £13.61 per hour. Usual benefits of an employed position will apply, including paid holiday entitlement and with equipment, fuel and vehicles provided for your role. This post requires an enhanced DBS check for the successful candidate.

We look forward to hearing from Approved Driving Instructors who have the ambition, dedication and skills required to be part of our long term service development.

Please forward a current CV to; gpjones@btconnect.com or for an informal chat or further information regarding this post contact:

Gary Jones, Centre Manager – Tel: 01745 584858.

For further information please see;

www.wmdas.co.uk and www.drivingmobility.org.uk

 

Closing date for applications: 5pm Friday 8th March 2019

Anticipated start date from: April 2019

 

 

 OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

Starting salary £30,401 (rising to £33,176 in April 2020) pro rata

Part Time – 3 or 4 days per week

An exciting and exceptional opportunity has arisen for an Occupational Therapist at Wessex DriveAbility. We are a small but supportive team and an accredited member of Driving Mobility.

You will be working in a team with a Driving Advisor to carry out assessments with clients with a diverse range of medical conditions focusing on both physical vehicle control and cognitive assessment

The role comprises:

  • Enabling people to remain independent on the road by using problem-solving skills to assess for appropriate adaptations to overcome physical disabilities
  • Working alongside driving professionals to follow an assessment structure in order to form a recommendation to inform the client, DVLA and Health Professionals.
  • Using clinical reasoning and evaluating skills to assimilate findings, make recommendations and produce written reports.

The successful candidate must be a qualified Occupational Therapist and hold a full driving licence, however no previous experience of driving assessments is necessary as a full induction package and training will be offered.

Work will predominantly be in our Southampton Centre, however travel to outreach locations in Ferndown, Basingstoke, Newbury, Salisbury and the Isle of Wight will sometimes be necessary. Travel to outreaches is undertaken in work time and full expenses will be paid.

Hours of work are 22.5 or 30 per week, and a flexi time system is in place.  A generous annual leave allowance will be provided along with a pension scheme.

To obtain a full job description and person specification please ring 023 8055 4100, email: jodie@wessexdriveability.org.uk or visit: https://www.wessexdriveability.org.uk/vacancies/

To apply, please submit your CV along with a covering letter to: jodie@wessexdriveability.org.uk

There is no closing date for this application, we will interview as we receive applications