Transports residents to activities and services within the facility. Assists with organized activities. Operates multi-passenger specialized vehicle to transport residents to services within community.
Essential Duties 1. Transport residents to treatment area, dining, or other areas using wheelchairs 2. Lift or assist others to lift residents to move them to and from wheelchair. 3. Lead recreational activities such as arts, crafts, and games as needed. 4. Accompany residents to Village sponsored activities and assist with participation and ensure safety of resident. 5. Operate vehicles with specialized equipment, such as wheelchair lifts to transport and secure passengers with special needs. 6. Drive multi-passenger vehicles to transport residents between Village and destination such as appointments, shopping areas, Village sponsored activities. 7. Communicate with Village by radio, telephone, or computer to exchange information and receive requests for passenger service. 8. Pick up or meet residents according to requests, appointments, or schedules. 9. Assist residents on and off bus, ensure they are seated properly, and help carry baggage. 10. Report delays, accidents, or other traffic and transportation situations, using telephones or mobile two-way radios. 11. Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner. 12. Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order. Vacuum and clean interiors, and wash and polish exteriors of vehicles. Report any bus malfunctions or needed repairs. 13. Record information on trip sheets, along with trip information such as time and place of pickup and drop-off. Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, and fuel consumption. 14. Attend and participate in all appropriate meetings and training opportunities in order to keep informed on current information and skill development. 15. Follow established policies and procedures including but not limited to: o Presbyterian Villages policies and procedures. o Safety policies and procedures. o Federal, state and local regulations. 16. All other duties as assigned
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions and deliver upon expectations. Listening - Ability to actively pay attention and seek to understand. Relationship Building - Ability to form a meaningful and genuine connection with our residents, each other and the community. Respect - Ability to show treat all with dignity and worth. Communication, Written and Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word and writing clearly and concisely. Ability to follow verbal and written directions. Organized - Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task. Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customers’ needs while following company procedures. Judgment - The ability to formulate a sound decision using the available information. Patience - Ability to act calmly under stress and strain, and of not being hasty or impetuous. Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations. Ability to address emergency and non-emergency situations calmly and thoroughly, applying common sense to the resolution of problems. Reliability - The trait of being dependable and trustworthy. Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one’s conduct. Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others. Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Diversity Oriented - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. Safety Awareness - Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety. SKILLS & ABILITIES Education : High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED) Experience : No prior experience necessary. Experience working with senior population and or persons with walkers/wheelchairs preferred. Computer Skills Must able to work a computer Certificates & Licenses Must have a current Michigan Chauffeurs License/CDL Other Requirements Must be insurable by Village’s insurance carrier. PHYSICAL DEMANDS Handling / Fingering Stand Walk Lift/Carry over 100 lbs. on occasion Push/Pull up to 25 lbs. Vision (Near, Distance, Peripheral, Depth Perception) Work Environment Transporter Job Description - Page 3 Employee primary environment will be in a commercial vehicle. The employee may work in a resident care environment and will have occasional exposure to unpleasant resident care tasks, with exposure to communicable diseases, etc. if proper precautions are not followed. Reasonable Accommodations Statement To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Under Michigan law only, any individual who needs a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential duties of the position they hold or seek must make a request, in writing, within 182 days of the day he/she knew or should have known of the need. Presbyterian Villages of Michigan (PVM) has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included. It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and PVM reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as PVM may deem appropriate.