Travel Care and Support Coordinator

Location
London (GB)
Salary
£28,400 - £38,400 per annum
Posted
05 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Travel Care and Support Coordinator

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Children’s Services

Grade HAY, £28,400 - £38,400 per annum

Fixed Term (12 months), Full time

Ref. 4390

Kensington and Chelsea is looking for an outstanding candidate to undertake a new exciting role as a Travel Care and Support Coordinator within the Special Educational Needs (SEN) Service. As a Travel Care and Support Coordinator, you will play a vital part in promoting alternative travel solutions for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), enabling our young people to achieve independence and better outcomes in education, employment and training opportunities.

Your role will identify eligible children and young people currently receiving travel assistance from the Travel Care and Support Service, or who are likely to begin receiving travel assistance in future, who would benefit from alternative travel options of Independent Travel Training or a Personal Travel Budget (PTB). We are seeking someone who has substantial experience of working with children and young people with SEND, demonstrating a clear understanding of how to assess and tailor individual needs to produce sound travel care plans.

You will be responsible for managing Travel Trainers in schools and/or externally procured Independent Travel Training resources and a Senior Finance Officer overseeing the Personal Transport Budgets scheme. You will also be required to work with Schools, Community Officers, Metropolitan Police and Transport for London to establish a new road safety and travel awareness programme, facilitating bus days and workshops for pupils across the Borough.

As this is a new role, you will be expected to promote a newly established Independent Travel Training and Personal Transport Budgets scheme and embed new ways of working within the SEN Service and Travel Care and Support Service. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate an understanding and practical ability in respect of all aspects of management, that also includes the management of resources, direct work with children and young people, staff supervision and support.

We are looking for candidates who hold relevant professional qualifications or significant demonstrable experience in either SEND or SEND Transport.

The postholder will be required to have an Enhanced Disclosure check.

For more information about this role please contact Deborah Johnson, SEND Quality and Improvement Manager at deborah.johnson@rbkc.gov.uk.

To discover more and apply, please click here: https://jobs.westminster.gov.uk/internal/vacancy/travel-care-and-support-coordinator-357104.html.

Interviews will be held on 23rd July.

Closing date: 15th July 2018.

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