Transportation Assistant - Driver

Impact NW | Portland, OR

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Posted Date 10/08/2019
Description

Job Details

Level Entry

Salary Range $12.50 - $0.00 Hourly

Job Location USA-OR-Portland

Position Type Full Time

Education Level None

Job Category Transportation

 

Description

JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for ensuring the delivery of transportation and related services to help clients who are seniors and younger adults with disabilities remain as independent as possible. Primary responsibilities include driving for frail, low-income clients, and completing daily paperwork and assignments.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provide transportation to clients who are seniors and younger adults with disabilities, as assigned

May be asked to make telephone contact with clients to determine transportation or other needs and make appropriate referrals when necessary

Assist program advocates in responding to client needs through transportation services and/or resource delivery

Assist program advocates in the organization and gathering of client documents required for service delivery

Complete accurate, legible and timely documentation of services delivered in accordance with Impact NW and Ride Connection’s management information and database systems

Meet client standards set forth by program director regarding quantity, type and quality of service delivery to clients

Provide access to community support systems that promote self-sufficiency and empowerment

Participate and contribute to weekly, monthly, and quarterly team meetings.

 

Qualifications

Any combination of experience and training that would likely meet the following requirements:

High school degree or equivalent

Valid Oregon drivers’ license and acceptable driving record. Must comply with the mandatory

regulations, pass background and DMV checks and may require to get fingerprinted for certain types of rides.

Knowledge of issues and concerns relevant to the seniors and younger adults with disabilities.

Demonstrated computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Internet, Intranet, Email, and databases.

Sensitivity and ability to relate to people from diverse lifestyles and cultures.

Ability and willingness to work as a team member and support Impact NW's mission and goals.

Ability to communicate effectively, both speaking and writing.

Ability to effectively work within a strength-based, integrated family support service delivery model

Possess good organizational and time management skills and ability to prioritize multiple and varied tasks.

 

PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of (6) months experience driving a 14- passenger minibus and small vehicles providing transportation services to frail and low-income seniors and/or younger adults with disabilities.

Knowledge of the Multnomah County aging and disabilities service system.

Training in gerontology or related field.

Bilingual in Spanish, Russian or Asian languages.

 

THIS JOB ALSO REQUIRES THE FOLLOWING PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES:

Repetitive motion, prolonged sitting and extensive visual involvement

Moderate lifting up to 20 lbs.

Frequent climbing of stairs

Spoken communication with others

Ability to efficiently travel within the agency's service area

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