Van Driver at Volunteers of America - National Services

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Location: Lansing, Michigan





Job Description:
Job Description

Are you wanting to enrich the lives of others? Do you want to make a difference while working for an organization that values you? If your answer is YES, then we happily invite you to apply for a position with Senior CommUnity Care of Michigan PACE as we are seeking caring and compassionate leaders to join our care team.

What is PACE? PACE (Program of All-Inclusive care for the Elderly) delivers all needed medical and supportive services to qualified participants. The program provides the entire spectrum of care and services to seniors with chronic care needs while maintaining their independence in their homes for as long as possible. This model has been in existence since the 1970's and we are the first and only facility of this kind in the Lansing area.

Our mission is to provide health care services and support for elders living in Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties and select zip codes of adjacent counties. This will help seniors stay independent, healthy, connected with friends and family in the community, and living at home.

Job Requirements

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.

Must have a valid Michigan driver's license, proof of insurance and have means of transportation.
  • Valid Michigan Chauffeur's License.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent required;

Experience: Have a minimum of one year experience operating a para-transit/wheelchair van or bus. Minimum one year experience working with the frail elderly.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Responsible for Senior CommUnity Care passengers during transport, providing care in a manner which ensures participant satisfaction.

Follows assigned schedule, makes adjustments to meet unanticipated changes, while considering the needs of the participant and requirements of the PACE Center. Communicates these changes to dispatch.

Operates equipment safely and in compliance with vehicle licensing regulations.

Maintains and completes daily required records i.e., Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections, gasoline purchases.

Immediately reports to Transportation Coordinator, any vehicle or cell phone operating problems, malfunction, or incidents out of the ordinary routine.

Transports participants to and rom medical/specialist appointments, and activity outings, as requested by the Interdisciplinary Team via the plan of care.

Transports meals, durable medical equipment, pharmacy, and any other items as deemed necessary for participant.

Provides physical assistance to each participant when needed as he/she boards and debarks from the program's vehicles.

EOE M/F/Vets/Disabled