Bus Driver - Aging Services

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: $16/hr + Full Benefits

Published

07/24/2018

Start Date

08/20/2018

Application Deadline

08/19/2018

Address

7688 Southwest Capitol Highway
Portland
Oregon
97219
United States

Description

Who we are:

Neighborhood House is here for families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors, and children who need help in school


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.


Job Title: Bus Driver

Department: Aging Services

Reports To: Aging Services Program Manager

Pay: $16/hr

Type: Full time nonexempt


POSITION SUMMARY

This position will be responsible for shuttle service for seniors and adults with disabilities Mondays through Fridays.  Duties include driving the Downtown and Southwest RideAbout shuttles, and pick-up and take-home for social and nutritional rides, personal needs, and medical trips.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES


Driving Responsibilities:

  • Drive using all safe driving procedures as outlined by the Ride Connection, Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Federal Department of Transportation.
  • Drive daily bus routes on schedule.
  • Perform daily pre-trip and post-trip bus inspections.
  • Develop a positive, friendly relationship with seniors and their caregivers and assist in maintaining a safe and friendly atmosphere on the bus.
  • Keep the bus clean daily, inside and out. 
  • Arrange for regular bus maintenance and any needed repairs.
  • Monitor the fluid levels in the bus and have gas tank at least one-quarter full before beginning any route.
  • Interact appropriately with seniors and their caregivers. 


Administration Responsibilities:

  • Assist in developing weekly/monthly/quarterly calendar for clients.
  • Coordinate transportation schedule to maximize senior rider-ship.             
  • Complete necessary paperwork on a timely basis for pre and post trip checklists and daily manifest reports.
  • Collect information and maintain data base for senior transportation project.
  • Collect and give donations to the Development Department, per Neighborhood House fundraising guidelines.
  • Attend Aging Services staff meetings and trainings.
  • Attend Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings. 


Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS

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.


WORK ENVIRONMENT

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.


The noise level in the work environment is often noisy.


HAZARD RISK

AT RISK:  This position has been determined to be at risk for bloodborne pathogen exposure.  In addition to the standard hazard communication training, this employee is required to take annual bloodborne pathogen and personal protective equipment training prior to working.

Benefits

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 plan with no additional out-of-pocket expenses (really!) through our Nonstop Wellness broker, low-cost dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B, FSA, and more.  We also offer generous paid time off policy, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions. Finally, Neighborhood House 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 produce safe driving record for past 5 years. Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word and Excel.


Successful experience working with older adults and experience planning and conducting activities for adults.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job does not supervise.


QUALIFICATIONS

Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups that includes older adults and adults with disabilities; ability to work independently and in a team environment; and ability to provide good customer service and time-management skills.


Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Good 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. 


OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Ability to operate wheelchair lift safely.


LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents.  Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. 


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 


REASONING ABILITY

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in writing and oral form.  Ability in researching, analyzing, and problem solving.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Must have a valid driver’s license, ability to be insured by the Neighborhood House and provide proof of and maintain personal automobile insurance.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

lmcfarland@nhpdx.org
https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=136045&lang=en_US&source=CC3

Application Guidelines/Contact:


Please submit resume and cover letter via the following link for this and other open positions:


This Position:

https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&jobId=136045&lang=en_US&source=CC3


All Positions:


https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=NHouse&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US


Via Email:


You may also apply for the position via email if the above links aren't working for you, we just ask that you please try the application through ADP first before emailing. 


Please be sure to include the posting title you are applying for, and also where you heard about this position.


LMcFarland@nhpdx.org


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