Drives minibus or van to transport individuals receiving services, trainees, or company personnel by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Conducts Pre and Post-Trip Inspections in strict accordance with Agency policy. Documents inspections and mileage (for each trip) and other reporting as required by the Agency, CARF and other regulatory requirements. Submits completed documentation to Transportation Coordinator and communicates any maintenance or safety concerns immediately.
Drives vehicle from individual or central loading area to social services or rehabilitation center, training location, job site, or other destination according to assigned schedule.
Assists passengers with disabilities into and out of vehicle as more fully described in the Physical Demands section of the job description. Assesses physical environment of all service locations, to include but not be limited to, 432 Washington Avenue, North Haven, community work sites, senior centers, recreational facilities and other community settings, vehicles used for transport of individuals, and sidewalks, walkways, corridors, parking lots and other pathways used while escorting individuals to/from Agency vehicles, to avoid potential hazards, including those that may occur in crowded conditions. Reports safety hazards to immediate supervisor or to appropriate personnel.
Secures passengers' wheelchairs to restraining devices to stabilize wheelchairs during trip. Insures proper use of seat belts and other approved safety equipment for passengers.
Operates radio or similar device to communicate with base station or other vehicles to report disruption of service.
Cleans and services vehicle with fuel, lubricants, and accessories.
Keeps records of trips and behavior of passengers.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to complete basic forms such as Incident Reports. Ability to communicate effectively with passengers and other customers of the organization.
Ability to comprehend and follow set schedules.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple instructions and to follow set schedules. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee is required to assist with the mobility needs of clients by performing the following duties to include, but not be limited to, pushing an individual in a non-motorized wheelchair; escorting individuals who may walk with or without the use an assistive device, with the ability to quickly impede movement by pushing, pulling, blocking or any other motion in an effort to prevent injury to the individual himself/herself or to another person(s). Any of the above activities may require bearing the full or partial weight of an individual for a period of time, particularly in an emergency situation. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.