A common way into this job is to volunteer as a care escort with your local community transport organisation. There are no set entry requirements but experience in social care or customer service can be useful.
How to become a Care escort
You can get into this job through:
Volunteering and experience
You'll find details of local organisations through the Community Transport Association.
What it takes
Skills and knowledge
- sensitivity and understanding
- the ability to work well with others
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- customer service skills
- a desire to help people
- excellent verbal communication skills
- Being able to use a computer terminal or hand-held device may be beneficial for this job.
Restrictions and requirements
You'll need to:
What you'll do
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
- checking timetables for pick-ups
- talking to carers and families
- helping people to and from the vehicle
- securing passengers, wheelchairs and baggage
- dealing with emergencies
- supervising passengers at all times
- keeping the mini-bus tidy
- filling in paperwork
You could work from a vehicle.
You may need to wear a uniform.
Career path and progression
With experience, you could move into administration or management.
You could also become a driver, which would open up more full-time opportunities.
Apprenticeships In England
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Courses In England
- Provider: The de Ferrers Academy
- Start date: 05 September 2019
- Location: Burton on Trent
- Provider: St Edmund Campion Catholic School & Sixth Form Centre
- Start date: 01 September 2019
- Location: Birmingham