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Vacancy for Approved Driving Instructor (ADI)

An opportunity has arisen for an Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) to join our Team at North East Drive Mobility, providing driving assessment, information and advice to people with disabilities on all aspects of car use. You will be required to travel and work flexibly within Walkergate Park, Centre for Neuro-rehabilitation and Neuro-psychiatry, Newcastle upon Tyne, and also at our outreach bases.

North East Drive Mobility is a specialist area of NTW Trust and we are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate excellent communication skills. You must have high level driving tuition skills, and have the ability to utilise your knowledge to benefit the needs of drivers with complex physical and cognitive health conditions.

In conjunction with clinical team colleagues, you will be able to deliver critical recommendations to clients related to their driving ability. The post holder will also undertake specialist driving tuition for service users. Vehicles for the purpose of assessment and tuition are provided.

Training in the role will be provided and it is a requirement for the successful candidate to undertake academic study leading to the Undergraduate Certificate Qualification in Driving Assessment and Outdoor Mobility.

The role is wide-ranging and offers the opportunity to develop and enhance your skills in this dynamic speciality. You will have a flexible approach and a genuine interest in the mobility needs of people with disabilities and older drivers.

Car driver (full licence holder) is essential.

Job Description and details to how apply can be found at the following link:

http://www.healthjobsuk.com/job/v1833704

Closing date 24.7.19

For informal discussion, or to arrange a visit to the service, please contact Sandra Hoggins, Telephone 0191 2875090.

 

 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