Wakefield Council looking to recruit Passenger Assistants

15/01/2019, PR8965

Passenger Assistants
Passenger Assistants

​Wakefield Council is looking to recruit Passenger Assistants to help ensure children and young people with additional needs make it to and from schools and colleges across the district.

Passenger Assistants will support vulnerable children and young adults between the ages of two to 24 to ensure they can make it safely to school.

This is a casual post within the Home to School Transport Team at Wakefield Council and those interested will be responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the child or children they are supervising until received by a parent, carer or teacher.

Potential candidates must be compassionate, caring and well organised and will need to be flexible to respond to the different needs of the children and young people they're helping.

However, the role is also a very rewarding one and offers the chance to make a real difference to lives of the children and young people you're supporting.

Cllr Margaret Isherwood
Cllr Margaret Isherwood

​Cllr Margaret Isherwood, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "Currently we have 140 Passenger Assistants supporting over 600 children and young people to attend more than 50 schools across the district.

"We need to recruit more Passenger Assistants to ensure that every child, no matter their additional needs, has a safe journey to school. The health, safety and welfare of our vulnerable young people is of paramount importance and this role offers the chance to make a real difference in our local communities."

All Passenger Assistants will be given relevant training, helping them understand health and safety procedures and how to use appropriate safety equipment.

Applications for the role are open now and will close on 1 February.

To apply for the position of Passenger Assistant, or for more information, please visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/jobs

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