Trainee Driver Educator
- June 6, 2022
- Posted by: admin
- Category: Careers
Are you looking for a career that makes a difference in people’s lives, not just right now but long into the future?
Being a Driver Educator at Roadcraft means helping people of all ages and backgrounds learn driving techniques and principles that can save lives and make the roads safer for everyone – not just the course attendees.
What Does a Driver Educator Do?
As a Roadcraft Driver Educator, variety comes with the job. With a world-class, brand new driver training facility we have lots of different courses and course participants. In short, a Driver Educator works with us to deliver Roadcraft curriculums to groups and individuals looking to learn how to drive safer, either in general or in specific courses such as towing or 4WD principles.
Worried About Not Having the Right Qualifications?
Don’t stress – Roadcraft provides full on the job training, and foots the bill for the two Certificate IV Qualifications needed for you to become a Driver Educator.
Our Team Culture
Working for a not-for-profit, community organisation, we have a great reputation that’s respected far and wide. A great team culture is why we have so many veteran educators — many of our staff are long-standing employees.
– Current open driver’s licence
– Blue Card for suitability for working with children and young people
– Have or be prepared to obtain:
– Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
– Certificate IV in Transport and Logistics (Road Transport – Car Driving Instruction).
Ideal Candidate Qualities:
– Eager and interested to learn the Roadcraft curriculum, methodology and philosophy.
– Interpersonal skills and a friendly approach to teaching
– A commitment to self-development and pursuing improvement through feedback and review
– Good problem solving skills
– Effective communication skills both verbal and written
– Excellent organisational and time management skills
– Enjoy working in a team environment and workplace culture.
What to Expect as a Trainee Driver Educator at Roadcraft. You’ll Need to:
– Attend training and learn the course content.
– Familiarise yourself with the Roadcraft Training Manual and “Toward Developing Safer, More Aware & Attentive Drivers”
– Participate in Roadcraft driver education courses, initially as an observer and then as a Trainee Educator, additional to the required Educator:Participant ratio
– Endeavour to always protect clients from risk, adopting the proactive approach to individual risk management situations directed by your Supervisor
– Develop and foster a sound and effective working relationship with all driver education clients
– Take a positive approach to the introduction and delivery of new course material or other such changes in course content
Other Duties of a Roadcraft Trainee Driver Educator
– Learn the course material well, attend training, and pursue your formal qualifications if you don’t already hold them
– Inspect and prepare vehicle/s ready for courses, ensuring they are fuelled up, roadworthy and presentable
– “Reporting” to ensure adequate standards and safety is maintained
– Ensure adherence to workplace health & safety policies and proactively contribute in maintaining a safe and clean work environment, conducive to safety
– Ensure vehicle log books are completed daily, for both Queensland Ambulance Service and Roadcraft’s training fleets
– Ensure all Roadcraft training vehicles are maintained in a clean and tidy condition, inside and out
Once adequately trained, further your development by assisting Senior Driver Educators and Driver Educators to teach Roadcraft driver education courses, as part of the required Educator:Participant ratio
Being an Ambassador for Roadcraft
This means knowing that your actions represent the organisation in the community, leading by example and applying the content of the Roadcraft driver education courses and displaying safe driving practices in everyday life.
Joining The Team
At Roadcraft we work hard, treat each other with respect, and work together to overcome challenges.
We’re a close knit group that supports each other – you’ll never find yourself teaching an unknown course or being put on the spot. In fact, everyone on the team has started out as a Trainee Driver Educator so we all know how it feels to be learning the ropes.
Other benefits include the opportunity to travel (if you want to!) with expenses and allowances paid, your uniform and PPE provided, and the use of a brand new – world class – driver training facility.
With us you have opportunities to progress from Trainee Driver Educator to Driver Educator to Senior Driver Educator. With no limit on the number of Seniors – if you meet the documented criteria – the promotion is yours!
Not to mention social events (bring your Plus One!), a genuinely friendly place to work, qualifications to last you a lifetime – and the knowledge that you’re helping to save lives on Australian roads.
If this sounds like a career you could be passionate about get started today by sending us an email with your Covering Letter and CV.