Venture Community Services

Relief - Van Driver/Monitor

US-MA-Leominster | US-MA-Sturbridge
2 years ago
Job ID
2016-1277
Type
Relief
Schedule
Flexible
Category
Transportation

Overview

The Relief Van Driver/Monitor reports to the Transportation Coordinator.  Drivers/Monitors are directly responsible for the daily transportation and monitoring of developmentally disabled / physically disabled individuals from point of residence to Day Program site in a safe, efficient manner.  In this capacity, all DDS general laws and regulations will be adhered to.  This position will be compensated on an hourly basis.

Responsibilities

  • Must be able to drive and operate all Venture vehicles.
  • Ensure and safe guard Venture individuals' human dignity, rights and liberties.
  • Adhere to all applicable DDS, Venture and MART regulations, policies and procedures, as well as state and local laws in the operation of the vehicle.
  • Ability to assist individuals who require assistance in entering and leaving the vehicle.
  • Attendance at all training sessions, staff meetings, and supervision as scheduled.
  • Ensure all safety precautions regarding the operation of motor vehicles and transportation of individuals, ensure all individuals will be seated while vehicle is in motion, and assist individuals in securing seat belts, if needed.
  • Safely transport individuals to and from home and day site.
  • Work cooperatively with all drivers, monitors, individuals, programs and families.
  • Maintain internal and external cleanliness of vehicle.
  • Conduct a vehicle inspection before use, utilizing the Venture check list and report all needed repairs and maintenance immediately to the Transportation Director.
  • Routine fueling of vehicle.
  • Ensure the individuals are given every opportunity to obtain transportation by following the agency procedures and training.
  • All individual related communication regarding individuals will be followed up by submission of an Incident Report within 24 hours re: specific communication.  Confidentiality is mandatory re:  individual communications.
  • Arrive at individuals’ residence within 5 minutes before or after scheduled time frames.
  • Offer physical assistance when necessary, offer assistance with possessions when necessary within 5 feet of the van.
  • Notify Transportation Director immediately if any problems exist that impedes safe, efficient transportation.
  • Maintain confidentiality and positive demeanor while successfully juggling multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Work a minimum of 3 shifts every month if and when shifts are available.

MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Other job related duties, as requested.
  • Must have own reliable transportation to and from work.

 

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to read, write and comprehend English language.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with peers and Direct Support Professional’s.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50-150 pounds (assistance with non-ambulatory individuals).
  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach and lift - physical flexibility.
  • Ability to handle job related documentation.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.
  • Maintain consistent and clear communication with Transportation Director and RRI staff.

 

Qualifications

  • High School Degree or G.E.D.
  • Must be 21+ years old, have a valid driver’s license, daily use of a car on site and be available by telephone for daily contact.
  • Must have valid Class D License with a minimum of three years driving experience.
  • Must obtain a 1 or 2 year DOT physical certification prior to the commencement of employment and maintain DOT certification.
  • Must pass acceptable CORI and 10 year driving record check.
  • Must have current CPR Certification and First Aid Certification; or obtain certification prior to working with the individuals.

Employee must possess the knowledge; skills and abilities listed above, and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job. Employee must be able to speak, read and write in fluent English.

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