Driver II - Summit County
Catholic Charities Diocese of Cleveland - Ohio

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Shift: Various Shifts
Experience Level: None
Education: Associate's Degree

Basic Function:
With direct supervision, operate and maintain van equipment. To coordinate the use of site's vehicle(s) and drivers by facilitation of transportation to and from field trips, group activities and special events in a safe manner. Maintain records of use, mileage, repairs and service.

Responsibilities :
Under direction, ensure that the activities of this position and relevant programs are consistent with the mission, vision and values of Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland.
Operate passenger van in transporting people, equipment, material and supplies in accordance with traffic regulations pertaining to the assigned vehicle. Assure safe entry and exit of all passengers from vehicle. Maintain order among passengers.
Assist client(s) in transferring to and from the client(s) home which includes helping the client into and coming out of the vehicle; assisting the client to and from the trip destination point as necessary to assure that client(s) safely reach their destination.
Participate in planning of field trips, special events, group activities by determining best route, prepare maps for office and other drivers.
Train program assignees and volunteers to drive regular passenger van, to maintain vehicle logs and comply with reporting procedures, where and when applicable.
Assist in loading and unloading equipment, material, supplies and persons requiring assistance.
Take necessary precautions to insure the safety of passengers, equipment, and cargo.
Service vehicle as required with gas, oil and coolant and perform other preventative maintenance tasks as required to maintain vehicle according to manufacturer's specifications.
Clean and wash vehicle as necessary, inside and out, to remove salt deposits, dust, dirt, or other debris.
Check all headlights, taillights, turn signals, brake lights, hazard lights, tires, exhaust system, hand brakes, etc., to verify safety systems of the assigned vehicle are in proper working order. Maintain records indicating date, items inspected, defects noted, repair dates, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

Requirements:
Combination of education and experience normally represented by a High School diploma or equivalent with a minimum of two years of licensed driving experience. One year experience in scheduling and routing preferred.
Must be at least 21 years of age at the time of hire.
Must have valid Commercial Drivers License (CDL) to drive 16 passenger vehicle (includes driver).
Must have a valid Ohio Driver's License, provide a copy of driver's license, and are subject to a Moving Vehicle Report (MVR) check through the Department of Motor Vehicles annually. Any MVR grade of 'unacceptable' is not permitted to operate a company or personal vehicle on behalf of Catholic Charities.
Must have a documented signed statement from a licensed physician stating there are no medical or physical conditions that could interfere with safe driving, passenger assistance, emergency treatment activity and jeopardize the health and welfare of a client or the general public.
Must pass an alcohol and drug test conducted by an institution approved by the Ohio Medical Transportation Board.
Must be bi-lingual English/Spanish, when appropriate depending on clients served.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of client information.
Must have good oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to document services delivered.
Current certification in First Aid and CPR or attained within six (6) months from date of hire.
Must have a certificate of completion of a Defensive Driving course attained within six (6) months from date of hire, with a 4 hour refresher course every three (3) years thereafter.
If transporting older adults and/or disabled adults, must have a certificate of completion of a DRIVE ' Transporting Older and Disabled Adults course attained within six (6) months from date of hire, and complete a DRIVE ' Refresher course every three (3) years thereafter.
Must complete bloodborne pathogens and wheelchair securement trainings attained within six (6) months from date of hire.
Ability to show patience and courtesy when working with people.
Final applicant is required to be fingerprinted to complete background check.

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