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Transportation Specialist-JOR at National Youth Advocate Program, NYAP

Transportation Specialist-JOR

National Youth Advocate Program, NYAP Columbia, SC (On Site) Full-Time
Who we are

National Youth Advocate Program has been serving communities and clients since 1978 and we continue to grow each year. Our growth allows us to expand and develop new and innovative programs to meet the ever-changing needs of those we serve. We offer unique and personalized services for families and individuals in four areas: Prevention/Intervention, Positive Youth Development, Out-of-Home-Placement and Reunification/Permanency.

We know you are compassionate and dedicated to serving your clients and communities and NYAP is dedicated to providing support to those who join our team! We look for individuals that are ready to make a direct impact and are excited to be an instrument in supporting the needs of our children, youth and families.

Working At NYAP

* NYAP's commitment to doing what is best for children, youth and their families is a core value and one that we look for in our newest team members.
* 22 Days Off Each Year! Plus 11 Paid Holidays Per Year!
* Medical, Dental, and Vision
* Competitive salaries and benefits including a 401(k), Summer Hours Off (reduced work schedule), and Work Anniversary Trips!
* Mileage Reimbursement, Phone Allowance, Student Loan Repayment Assistance, CEU's and ongoing trainings/education

Position Summary

The Transporter Specialist for NYAP's La Jornada (The Journey) Program focusing on transitional foster care (TFC), will be responsible for coordinating transportation and physically escorting children who have fled their country of origin and arrived in the U.S. without a parent or legal guardian as they continue on their journey to be united with sponsors.


* Must be able to travel out of state up to 40%-50% for reunification efforts.
* Performs all work in a manner consistent with the National Youth Advocate Program's Mission, Values and Philosophies
* Coordinates transportation including organizing and navigating travel destinations, physically escorts, and supervises youth while in transit to scheduled and emergency appointments. Coordinates medical transports with Charge Nurse. Coordinates clinical transports with clinical staff. Coordinates reunification transports with team.
* Tracks and assigns all doctor appointments via supervisors - attends weekly supervisor meeting.
* Maintains a daily roster of times, dates, destinations, transporters and length of transport.
* Provides documentation of all missed appointments or unusual events to Management Team.
* Tracks and schedules all group outings weekly via transportation outing schedule.
* Maintains cell phone numbers of staff on transport.
* Ensures daily cleanliness and upkeep of all vehicles assigned to the campus - includes inspecting for cleanliness, damage, proper equipment and safe operation of vehicle.
* Ensures vehicles are properly fueled.
* Maintains security over the vehicles and keys.
* Reports vehicle needs and damage to maintenance and tracks all vehicle issues in regards to repair.
* Maintains notebooks - includes inspecting logs for completion and accuracy.
* Provides safety training to all new hires every three weeks.
* Collects and tracks all safety checklist sheets and provides weekly report.
* The supervision and transport of youth requires prolonged periods of walking and standing and physical agility. May be required to run and climb flights of stairs. Must be able to participate in physical interventions with youth when necessary. Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Will be required to complete Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) and CPR training.
* Schedule will vary depending on transport need; flexibility is needed.
* Other duties may be assigned


* High school diploma or GED.
* Experience working with at-risk youth.
* Bilingual English/Spanish fluency is required.
* Excellent time management and organization skills.
* Excellent written and oral skills.
* Applicants are required to pass an agility and strength evaluation.
* Must have a valid driver's license, reliable transportation, automotive insurance, and a good driving record.
* Minimum automobile insurance coverage of $100,000/300,000 bodily injury liability.


* Must be open and willing to work non-traditional work hours as well as take on on-call responsibilities.
* Must be able to embrace working as a diverse team both effectively and respectfully with persons of any background, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, ability, national origin, or culture.

COVID-19 Considerations:

In the spirit of caring for one another and our community, NYAP Immunization Policy and Procedures requires all employees, contractors, interns and volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except to the extent an individual is eligible for an exemption or the policy and procedure is not applicable by law. The State of IL has a separate mandate. For more information contact Human Resources at?

Our organization was established in Ohio and is now in 10 states. We continue to expand and develop new and innovative programs for our communities and families. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes major medical, dental, vision, 401K, student loan assistance and generous paid time off. If YOU can envision it; WE can DO it! The possibilities are endless!

The person in this position needs to follow a team concept and support agency goals, colleagues and ORR liaisons. Candidate must be able to effectively work with and be respectful and sensitive to persons from various cultures, socioeconomic, ethnic, gender, gender identity, sexual identity, disability, religious, and racial backgrounds.

This job description is not an all-inclusive list of duties but rather a reflection of typical work performed in that position.

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