Van Driver -Part-Time
at Volunteers of America

Date Posted: 1/8/2020

Job Description

Volunteers of America is currently hiring a part-time Van Driver. 

Must have chauffeur license.

Hours: Part-Time Shift between the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

 OBJECTIVE:  Under the supervision of the Transportation Coordinator  is responsible for the safe and timely transportation of Senior CommUnity Care (SCC) participants who are elderly.  Responsible for communicating any safety issue to the Transportation Coordinator.

  1. Responsible for Senior CommUnity Care passengers during transport, providing care in a manner which ensures participant satisfaction.
  2. Follows assigned schedule, makes adjustments to meet unanticipated changes, while considering the needs of the participant and requirements of the PACE Center.  Communicates these changes to dispatch.
  3. Operates equipment safely and in compliance with vehicle licensing regulations.
  4. Maintains and completes daily required records i.e., Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections, gasoline purchases.
  5. Immediately reports to Transportation Coordinator, any vehicle or cell phone operating problems, malfunction, or incidents out of the ordinary routine.
  6. Transports participants to and from medical/specialist appointments, and activity outings, as requested by the Interdisciplinary Team via the plan of care.
  7. Transports meals, durable medical equipment, pharmacy, and any other items as deemed necessary for participant.
  8. Provides physical assistance to each participant when needed as he/she boards and debarks from the program’s vehicles.
  9. Maintains the vehicle in a neat and clean condition. Ability to use automated car wash.
  10. Ensures vehicle equipment is maintained and operating within manufactures recommendations, replacing supplies as needed.
  11. Functions as a member of the Interdisciplinary Team when appropriate.
  12. Communicates with Transportation Coordinator daily to be updated on participant conditions/ changes, plan of care changes, or Interdisciplinary Team requests.
  13. Follows all Senior CommUnity Care policies and procedures and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) safety guidelines.
  14. Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results, and information about participants, clients or families.
  15. Handles potentially infectious specimens with appropriate biohazard precautions, and practices Universal Precautions.
  16. Participates in and supports Quality Improvement Initiatives.
  17. Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings. Maintains any required certifications or licenses.
  18. Performs other duties as required or requested.



Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must have medical clearance for communicable diseases and up-to-date immunizations before having direct participant contact.

Education:  High school diploma or equivalent required

Experience:  Have a minimum of one year experience in working with the frail or elderly.

Must have valid Michigan Chauffeur drivers license.

 EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled

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