The primary responsibility of the Driver is to provide safe, reliable, courteous and efficient transportation services for the residents of the Community.
Areas of Responsibility
• Drive residents to outings, health care appointments, banking and other activities as determined by the Lifestyle Director and the Community Director.
• Assist residents with boarding and exiting the vehicle. Assist in loading packages, boxes, sacks, etc.
• Maintain checklist of passengers for each trip.
• Properly secure the wheel chairs following the vehicle’s operating manual for this activity. Insure that the clamps and safety belts are secured as required and both hand brakes of the wheel chair are engaged before starting the vehicle.
• Operate the wheel chair lift according to the operating instructions provided by the manufacturer.
• Assist wheel chair bound residents to bus seats and make sure they are secured by the seat belt. Fold the wheel chairs and firmly secure.
• Prepare the vehicle for operation by performing a pre-trip safety inspection at the beginning of every trip from the Community including tires and lights.
• Carefully monitor the ongoing operation of the vehicle especially when operating the vehicle.
• Properly service the vehicle with the oversight of the Environmental Services Director.
• Clean the interior of the vehicle after each trip. Deep clean the interior and exterior of the vehicle on a scheduled basis.
• Treat all passengers with sensitivity and courtesy.
• Maintain the Vehicle Operating and Maintenance Log Book by noting when the vehicle was serviced, the mileage per trip noting beginning and ending mileage for each trip.
• Make sure the vehicle does not leave the Community with less than a quarter tank of fuel.
• Make sure the vehicle is locked and secured when unoccupied.
• Stay in communication with the Community by using the cellular telephone assigned to the department in a safe manner.
• Assist the Lifestyle Director as needed.
• Abide by all requirements set forth by the vehicle insurance carrier and local and state laws.
• Ensure all passengers are wearing seat belts before leaving the area.
• Attend and participate in all meetings and training as required by Company policy and the supervisor.
• Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, which include wearing the proper uniform and nametag when on duty.
• Be constantly watchful of resident change in status. Report all signs to the Lifestyle Director following the Company policies and procedures.
• Report any and all deferred maintenance, vandalism or hazardous situations to the Lifestyle Director and/or Environmental Services Director as discovered and take appropriate action as necessary.
• Ensure understanding of and compliance with all regulations regarding residents’ rights.
• Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident, staff or Community information deemed as such.
• Other duties as assigned.
• Must be able to work agreed-upon work hours, including possible overtime.
• Some weekend and holiday work may be required.
• Must possess good judgment, time management, decision making, and safety awareness skills.
• Must have a positive Criminal Background Screening.
• Must pass a physical having no signs or symptoms of a communicable disease including tuberculosis where required. Freedom from tuberculosis must be documented on an annual basis where required.
• The Community is a drug free workplace; employees are subject to adherence to the Company Drug Free Workplace policy.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license (Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) if required) for the state where the vehicle is operated.
• Must have an acceptable Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) record.
• Must be considered to be insurable by the Community’s automobile insurance carrier.
• Must not have the following:
- Driver’s license denied or revoked within the last three (3) years.
- Two (2) or more suspensions (with reinstatement), within three (3) years or currently suspended license without reinstatement. Suspensions for certain offenses will not be considered for the purposes of this requirement, i.e.: unpaid tickets, failure to appear, underage use of tobacco, and failure to pay child support.
- Any major DMV citation in the last five (5) years. Major citations are defined as those punishable by incarceration.
- Two (2) or more at fault accidents within the last three (3) years.
- Three (3) or more moving violations within the last three (3) years.
- Must be able to pass a driving safety test while driving the Community vehicle.
Physical / Sensory Requirements (with or without reasonable accommodation):
• Able to walk, reach and lift heavy items;
• Able to grasp, with fine hand coordination;
• Able to push and pull;
• Able to distinguish smells, tastes and temperatures;
• Able to read and write;
• Able to communicate with residents and personnel;
• Able to remain calm under stressful conditions;
• Vision must be correctable to 20/20.
ALLEGRO SENIOR LIVING - 19 months ago