Operate a paratransit van safely and efficiently to transport seniors and people with disabilities of all ages to senior center and adult day center programs, medical appointments, shopping, hot lunch programs, and additional destinations as required.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Operate paratransit van in various traffic and environmental conditions, on schedule to various locations in a safe, timely manner. Observe all safety precautions; communicate with other drivers and the dispatch center using a two-way radio or cell phone
Perform pre and post-inspections on assigned vehicle; clean and refuel the vehicle; report any mechanical service needs.
Greet, assist and secure passengers; provide whatever assistance is needed, such as opening doors, operating wheelchair lift, escorting to buildings. Assure passenger safety and respond to passenger illness or other medical problems as needed.
Maintain a variety of records, reports and logs.
Maintain a satisfactory working relationship with fellow employees, senior center staff, nutrition site managers, and the general public.
Attend all training programs when scheduled.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Maintain citation and (at fault) accident free driving record.
Demonstrate an eagerness to learn and enhance skills that promote equity and inclusion.
Participate in events related to understanding institutional racism and other forms of oppression.
Other duties as necessary and/or assigned.
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, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
Education & Experience:
High School or GED.
A minimum of one year professional driving experience preferred.
Experience working with frail and disabled people preferred.
Must successfully complete all training classes as required.
Skills & Abilities:
Must be at least 25 years of age, for insurance purposes.
Valid Washington State driver's license with no moving violations in the past three years required.
Ability to communicate clearly in English.
Must pass CDL Medical Determination for Fitness test, and a pre-employment drug screen.
Physical ability to perform job, including operating wheelchair lift.
Must maintain insurability through agency's carrier.
Must be able to maintain a regular work schedule.
Note: All employees are subject to complete a Criminal History Background Check and must complete a Criminal History Self-Disclosure Form.
AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, other national service alumni, people of color, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
This is a competitive selection process. All fully completed application packages that show the minimum qualifications and have followed the How to Apply instructions will be reviewed. Interviews will be scheduled for those applicants whose qualifications in the areas listed above most closely correspond to the position’s requirements. In order to preserve our resources toward furthering our mission, only candidates with whom we wish to arrange an interview will be contacted. All others will be maintained in our files for a minimum of six months.
At Sound Generations we embrace the belief that racial and other social identities should be respected and affirmed. In support of this belief, we are building an equitable and inclusive organization and providing our team of staff, volunteers and board members with the tools to address institutionalized racism and other forms of oppression. All members of our team are responsible for providing and supporting an equitable and inclusive work environment that will enrich our interactions with each other and our products and services. This responsibility provides the foundation for empowering our customers (primarily those who are aging and giving care to others) so their needs are justly represented and their desires amply fulfilled.
Sound Generations is an Equal Opportunity Employer.