Community Transportation Driver
Company: American Red Cross
Posted on: November 20, 2020
Job Description By joining the American Red Cross you will touch
millions of lives every year and experience the greatness of the
human spirit at its best. Are you ready to be part of the world's
largest humanitarian network? Job Description: As an employee at
the American Red Cross, you could be on the front lines making a
positive impact on our community. You could provide your services
directly to the American public or support to the people who do.
Both roles help further the mission of the Red Cross. Join our
non-profit organization, where your heart and mind go to work! We
are currently seeking a Community Transportation Driver for our
Wheels Program. This is a FULL TIME position with a variable
schedule which could include days, evenings, early morning and
weekend hours. Candidates selected for hire MUST have schedule
flexibility! Candidates that DO NOT list at least one year of
professional driving experience on their application will not be
considered! MUST BE ABLE TO PASS DOT PHYSICAL AND DRUG SCREEN!!
Preferred Qualification(s): MUST HAVE BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS!!
Drivers must be able to push, pull, bend and manage customers in
wheel chairs, and be able to lift up to 50lbs. Click to read more
about theWheels Program Job Summary: The Community Transportation
Driver will be responsible for transporting elderly and disabled
clients throughout Lexington, KY. This includes clients that
utilize a wheelchair. Driver must be able to push/pull a client in
a wheelchair and secure the wheelchair in the vehicle. Previous
experience in delivery, taxi, and/or working with an elderly
population preferred. Training provided: Defensive Driving,
CPR/First Aid, & DRIVE (Transporting Older Adults and Those with
Disabilities).The Wheels Program uses 22 foot mini buses with a
nine inch wheel base. Responsibilities: 1. Drives vehicle to
pick-up, deliver and properly store correspondence and products. 2.
Operates vehicle safely and within traffic laws. May require
driving in inclement weather conditions. 3. Follows an assigned
route. Reads and interprets maps and directions. 4. May maintain
logs and reports for daily runs. 5. Maintains vehicle in a clean
condition. May check fluid levels and gas vehicle. 6. May provide
shipping and receiving support. 7. It is the responsibility of all
Red Cross Staff members to recruit, train and work with volunteers
and to treat all clients, volunteers, guests, and other employees
in a courteous and respectful manner at all times while maintaining
a cooperative atmosphere for everyone. It is expected that each
member of the regional management team to work with a volunteer
counterpart to ensure key volunteers are utilized and ensure depth
within the function. 8. Carries out any additional assignments
required to fulfill the Mission of the American Red Cross.
Essential Functions/Physical Requirements: Depending on work
assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to
visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate
(lift, carry, move) light to medium weights up to 50 pounds.
Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger
dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a
keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall
mobility is essential including sitting for long periods of time,
driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions. Work
Conditions: Work is performed indoors with some potential for
exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services
relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences
throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system.
Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff
may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature
and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard
operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local
regulations. Qualifications: Education: High School or equivalent.
Ability to become proficient with MS Office software, including
Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Experience: Minimum 1 year of
previous experience driving a truck or passenger van required.
Skills and Abilities: Must have valid driver's license and clean
DMV record. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications
skills. Ability to prioritize tasks; complete in a timely and
accurate manner. Travel: 90% Apply now! Joining our team will
provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual
orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, age, or any other characte
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