Job Summary: The driver is responsible for assisting and safely transporting participants to and from the Facility and their residence.
Essential job Functions:
Daily safety check of vehicle.
Safe assistance and transportation of participants.
Responsible handling of participants personal belongings, medications and family communication.
Maintaining rapport with family caregivers and participants.
Weekly cleaning of the exterior and interior of vehicle.
Daily "gas up" and the weekly fluid check of the vehicle.
Other Functions and Responsibilities:
Understand the needs of the advanced age, illness, disability, dementia, or other cognitive impairments.
Be sensitive to the needs of family caregivers
Be available to work unscheduled days and hours
Demonstrate good communication skills.
Demonstrate knowledge of routes used in transporting participants, roadways in the service area.
Demonstrate the ability to read and understand a road map.
High School diploma or equivalent, "no point" driving record verified by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Prior experience in transportation of the elderly and or physically/mentally challenged persons preferred.
Absence of infectious disease and freedom from communicable disease, including tuberculosis in the communicable form, according to acceptable screening methods of the Department of Health.