Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust provides a Driver Assessment Service for clients of a wide range of ages and conditions. For a portion of these clients, the recommendation following assessment is that they take medical retirement from driving. Research shows that in this event, the two most important things to the person are:
• acknowledgement of how difficult the topic is, and the offer of emotional support
• hope in the form of assurance that their transport needs can be met in other ways
These are the two key functions of this short term support service. The support can be provided over the phone, or in person.
What it’s not:
• Personal provision of the person's transport needs. Instead, the focus is on helping the person to identify other support options.
• Advocacy for a driver reassessment.
• Long term support. The aim is to support the person in their transition to having their transport needs met in an alternative way. Typically up to 5 sessions offered per person.
• Able to demonstrate empathy
• A good communicator
• A positive and enthusiastic person with great interpersonal skills
• Able to work under own initiative
• COVID vaccination, due to Laura Fergusson Brain Injury Trust being a health/disability service.
• Experience working within a customer service industry
• Experience working with people with cognitive/memory problems
• Class 1 driver license
Approximately 1-2 hours per week. Dependent on the number of clients assessed and the outcome of these per week.
The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.
Applicants for this role are required to undergo Police vetting.
You can find out more about this process on the Police website:
Working in a variety of settings with potentially vulnerable clients.