The TEMPORARY Transport Operator is directly supervised by the CENTER DIRECTOR and generally supervised by the DIRECTOR OF SENIOR SERVICES. Operates vehicle in accordance with all traffic laws; adheres to preventive maintenance guidelines; keeps accurate records; assures security of vehicle; reports promptly any accidents involving vehicle or client; delivers meals (if applicable); assists in planning of special bus trips; performs general maintenance at Senior Center; attends drivers' training when scheduled; performs other duties as assigned.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. OPERATES VEHICLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH ALL TRAFFIC LAWS: drives van in a safe and stable manner, following all traffic laws; prevents smoking, eating or drinking on vehicle; assists passengers on and off van; assists passengers with parcels; keeps Center Director apprized of ridership, and assists in planning routes to offer maximum service at minimum mileage; notifies clients in advance of route changes or cancellations.
2. FOLLOWS PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES: performs daily inspection of van at beginning of route; monitors mechanical condition and safety of vehicle daily; reports needed repairs to Center Director immediately; reports maintenance needs based on Vehicle Preventive Maintenance Schedule guidelines which includes oil change and servicing every 3,000 miles (guidelines attached); keeps records of maintenance and repairs according to guidelines; cleans vehicle routinely (washes exterior weekly and sweeps or vacuums interior daily).
3. KEEPS ACCURATE RECORDS: completes Daily Vehicle Log as required and submits to Center Director by end of each work day; completes Home-Delivered Meal Route Form (if applicable) and submits to Center Director at end of route; records maintenance/repair information to include odometer readings at time of each incident; ensures all fuel invoices contain vehicle number, license plate number, odometer reading and driver's signature.
4. ASSURES SECURITY OF VEHICLE: parks vehicle in safe, approved location; locks all doors and windows when vehicle is unattended; maintains a locking gas cap to protect from vandalism; reports vandalism immediately.
5. REPORTS PROMPTLY ANY ACCIDENT INVOLVING VEHICLE OR CLIENT: notifies Center Director (or Director of Senior Services in supervisor's absence) immediately of all accidents; reports vehicle accidents to local law enforcement agency; completes accident reports promptly and submits to Director of Senior Services.
6. DELIVERS MEALS (IF APPLICABLE): packs meals in insulated containers to preserve temperatures; maintains proper temperature by keeping containers closed except when removing meals; conducts temperature checks of meals as required and records results; carry meals inside each house and assists clients in opening cartons; returns undelivered meals to the Center when clients are not home; reports any problems concerning clients' condition to Center Director.
7. ASSISTS IN PLANNING OF SPECIAL BUS TRIPS
8. PERFORMS GENERAL MAINTENANCE AT SENIOR CENTER: returns to the center promptly at end of route and performs such janitorial duties as cleaning floors (sweeping and mopping), cleaning rest rooms (sweeping and mopping floors; refilling paper goods; cleaning sink and stool; emptying trash, etc.), and carrying out trash to outside receptacle.
9. WILL ATTEND ALL JOB-RELATED TRAINING AS REQUIRED.
10. PERFORMS OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS:
Knowledge of Arkansas driving regulations
Knowledge of roads and area assigned in bus routes
Ability to safely operate 15-passenger van
Ability to perform minimal heavy lifting and carrying
Ability to determine vehicle maintenance needs
The formal education equivalent of Grammar school, i.e., must be able to read, write, speak and understand English. Must be 21 years of age or older. Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements upon approval of the Director of Senior Services if such substitution does not violate program regulations and requirements.
By the time employment begins, must have a current Arkansas Driver's License, submit proof of physical exam which shows health is sufficient for job duties; have no citations listed on driving record. (Driving record or health report which results in non-coverage by agency's insurance carrier will result in termination from job). Will provide proof of physical ability to safely perform job duties throughout employment when requested by employer. Will attend job-related training as required. Must maintain clear driving record and criminal record status.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Ability to communicate with employees, supervisors and other contacts verbally and/or in writing
Ability to understand and follow complicated verbal and written instructions, guidelines, policies and procedures
Ability to handle stressful situations
Ability to complete complex paperwork/forms required to document time and work completed
Ability to make decisions and do problem solving
Ability to maintain an acceptable attendance pattern
Ability to do multi-tasking with minimal errors
Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time
Ability to grasp, reach, bend, stoop, kneel, squat, climb and move about freely
Ability to travel both short and long distances
Ability to lift objects up to 25 pounds
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to work as a team member
Ability to perform duties in accordance with safety guidelines
Working environment is primarily an office setting, with travel in all weather conditions to county offices
JOB CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt – Part-time
PLEDGE OF CONFIDENTIALITY:
Information regarding a client of this agency shall not be released to any source outside of this agency without the signed permission of the client. Furthermore, information will only be released internally on a need-to-know basis. Employee will not discuss client cases outside the office or with anyone not employed by this agency unless they are directly involved with the patient’s case.
Part-time; up to 28 hours per week
$10.00 per hour
Education of Grammar school or higher and the ability to read, write, speak and understand English.
Must be 21 years of age or older.
(Other job related education and/or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements upon approval of the Board of Directors' Personnel Committee if such substitution does not violate program regulations and requirements.)
Valid Arkansas Driver's License with a clear driving record. (Driving record which results in non-coverage by agency's insurance carrier will result in termination from job.)
Ability to attend job-related training as required.
Must maintain clear driving record and Criminal Record status.