Details: $16/hr + Full Benefits
7688 SW Capitol Hwy
Do you like driving? Do you want to give back to your community?
Job Title: Bus Driver
Department: Aging Services
Reports To: Aging Services Program Manager
Type: Full-time nonexempt
This position only requires a Class C (regular driver’s license) and is located in our Southwest Portland office. We are looking for a trustworthy, dependable driver with a sense of humor and passion for helping people in our community lead more independent lives. This position will be responsible for shuttle service for seniors and people with disabilities. Duties include driving the Southwest RideAbout shuttle, and pick-up and take-home for social and nutritional rides, personal needs and medical trips.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Drive using all safe driving procedures as outlined by the organization.
Drive bus routes on a schedule that changes daily.
Perform daily pre-trip and post-trip bus inspections.
Develop a positive, friendly relationship with customers.
Keep the bus clean daily, inside and out.
Complete necessary paperwork on a timely basis.
Collect and process donations per Neighborhood House fundraising guidelines.
Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
What we do:
Neighborhood House assists vulnerable people living in the greater Portland area. Our programs serve disadvantaged children needing help to be successful in school, families facing hunger and homelessness, and seniors needing support so they can remain living active and independent lives.
Neighborhood House’s program participants represent a remarkably diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures. We believe an equitable workforce will strengthen and enrich our organization and strongly encourage all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or otherwise.
What we offer our employees:
Neighborhood House believes our employees are our best investment. Because of this, we provide an excellent full-time (30 hours and above) benefits package including a low-cost medical insurance, low-cost dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403b retirement, FSA, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions. Finally Neighborhood House employees are eligible for credit in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Level of Language Proficiency
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma and one (1) year paid driving experience; mini bus preferable; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must have five (5) years of driving experience, and must produce safe driving record for the past five (5) years.
Successful experience working with older adults and experience planning and conducting activities for adults.
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups that includes older adults and people with disabilities
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Good time-management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work with individuals from diverse communities and cultures, including those whose English language skills are limited.
Experience and comfort with operating a large vehicle.
Excellent customer service and time-management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication, and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers.
Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.
Knowledge of the geographic area.
Must be able to speak and read English.
Ability to multitask and deal with distractions in the work environment.
Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to be insured by Neighborhood House.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time behind the steering wheel; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds up and down the stairs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work is accomplished both inside and outside, including in extreme weather conditions.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please submit resume and cover letter via the following link
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