Job Details: Catholic Institute for Deaf People: Transport Escort

Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Catholic Institute for Deaf People: Transport Escort


SALARY: €**Apply on the website**.**Apply on the website** per hour
CONTRACT DURATION: Duration of the school year
LOCATION: Sligo – Dublin


CIDP is seeking to achieve a reputation for innovation and a strong
commitment to high standards in terms of our practice. The needs of
our young people are our highest priority and guide us in our work.
The panel of Transport Escorts facilitates the safe travelling of the
vulnerable young people that we work with to and from boarding, and as
such are an important element of the staffing.


* Be in attendance at the transport before the time of the first pick
up; and remain with the Boarder(s) until handover to awaiting guardian
for the last Boarder. Handover log to be completed for all
child(ren)/young person(s).
* Must be in possession of a mobile phone with sufficient credit at
all times to maintain contact with Boarders/ parents/ guardians/ care
* Keep Boarders/ parents/ guardians/ care staff informed of any
changes in plans in a timely manner.
* Report any incident or concern that arises during the journey in
the handover log and report to the Care Manager/staff meeting the
child or parent/guardian.
* Establish positive developmental relationships with the
child(ren)/young person(s), providing a safe and caring environment.
* Assist child(ren)/young person(s) to board the transport and
alight safely from the transport.
* Ensure that all child(ren)/young person(s) are seated with
appropriate safety belts, straps and wheelchair harnesses where
* If in receipt of any message/documentation, to act as liaison
between the Care Manager and/or care staff and parents.
* Observe confidentiality in all aspects of work.
* Be aware of particular disabilities of child(ren)/young person(s)
on the transport and be briefed by the Care Manager on how to deal
with such disabilities, e.g. epilepsy, asthma etc.
* Perform any other duties relevant to the position of Transport
Escort, which may be assigned by the Care Manager from time to time.
* Not leave the transport unless under exceptional circumstances.
* Ensure a seating position on the transport where maximum
supervision of the child(ren)/young person(s) is possible.
(Pre-booking to be considered).
* Ensure compliance with organisational policies and procedures,
national legislation, Children First, TUSLA and other applicable
* Demonstrate flexibility and teamwork in dealing with situations
* Report to Supervisor with at least 8 hours notice of absence due
to illness.

The above list should not be considered exhaustive.



* Leaving Certificate or equivalent
* QQI (formerly FETAC) level 3 in Irish Sign Language or commitment
to achieve within **Apply on the website** months and QQI level 4
within two years


* Experience of working in a childcare setting and specifically as a
transport escort with young people will be a distinct advantage.
* Deaf Culture awareness
* Knowledge of TUSLA standards or equivalent
* Experience of receiving reflective supervision to facilitate
professional development


* Commitment to continuous professional development
* Participation in Escort Training workshop will be required


* Good judgement
* Must be reliable
* Good communication skills
* Good problem solving skills
* Relationship building skills

Any interested applicants should forward their CV and a short covering
letter stating their suitability for the role to **Apply on the
website** by Friday **Apply on the website** September **Apply on the

If you require further details on this role, please contact me
directly at **Apply on the website**

_All offers of employment with CIDP are subject to Garda Vetting._

Mary Stringer
HR & Governance Manager

We need : English (Good)

Type: Permanent
Category: Others

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