Job Title: Transportation Driver
Department: Volunteer Services
Reports To: Program Director
FLSA Status: Non-exempt -Volunteer
Prepared By: Mike Eisenbraun
Prepared Date: 11/1/2020
Aitkin County CARE/ IIIB Transportation takes pride in being the leader in providing quality care and transportation to the residents of Aitkin County.
This position provides transportation to and from medical appointments and household errands in Aitkin County for residents 60 years of age and older.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Promote the Mission, Vision and Strategy of Aitkin County CARE:
- Mission – To enhance and promote the independence, dignity, value, and wellbeing of older and disabled adults and those who care for them.
- Vision – To be the leader in providing innovative and quality services to older and disabled adults in Aitkin county.
- Strategy – Partner with local government, business, nonprofits and the community we serve to become a “Community for a Lifetime”.
- Transport clients to and from medical appointments.
- Transport clients to and from Pharmacy when needed.
- Transport clients to and from household errands such as but not limited to grocery store, laundry mat, and bank
- Demonstrate respect, compassion and empathy towards their clients and others.
- Drivers are expected to turn in all Ride Vouchers in a timely manner.
- Drivers are expected to sign and follow the Confidentiality Agreement.
- Drivers are expected to follow direction and work well on their own.
- Drivers must be flexible.
- Volunteers must pass a background check.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must have a Minnesota Driver’s License, and be able to pass a background check and have a clear driving record. Applicant must have an insured vehicle in working order. Applicant must have a cell phone.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
- Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
- Ability to write simple correspondence.
- Ability to effectively and accurately record information on Ride Vouchers.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
- Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
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 stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear.
- The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF A VOLUNTEER DRIVER
- Be on time.
- Assist them into vehicle for Stability and Balance
- Help reduce client’s social isolation by listening and talking with them.
- Be compassionate towards their needs.
- Have fun enjoying each other’s company.
- Give client their “Driver Voucher/ information” sheet.
- Hold or retain client’s keys, use keys to enter client’s home.
- Manage clients’ money or cash.
- Lift client into vehicle.
- Accept personal gifts from clients.
I have read and understand the above job description and am able to perform the essential functions for the position of Driver for Transportation/Rides for Health.