Community Services - Senior Center Driver


Van Buren Township, MI

Van Buren Township

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Regular Part-Time

$18.00- $23.00 / HR

Overview: <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Classification:</strong>&nbsp;Regular, Part-Time</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Status:</strong>&nbsp;Non -Exempt</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Hourly wage: $18.00- $23.00</strong><br /><br />CDL Class B Needed</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1"><strong>Application Deadline: Open Until Filled</strong></span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The Charter Township of Van Buren is an equal-opportunity employer.<br /><br /></span></p> <p><strong><u>Position Summary</u></strong></p> <p>Under the general supervision of the Community Services Director or their designee, the employee will be performed assigned duties relating to picking up bulk and home meals from the caterers and transporting seniors to and from home to the Center for weekday lunch, shopping, and doctor appointments.<br /><br />Scheduled hours are primarily from 7:30 AM to approximately 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. May be required for special events or tours.</p>
Responsibilities: <p>The Senior Center Driver may be called upon to perform any or all of the following essential job functions, duties and responsibilities. As a driver Senior Center, the safety of those being transported is the number one priority.&nbsp; This position requires an ability to perform a full range of duties as assigned, working independently and exercising good judgment.&nbsp; Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate of available guidelines and procedures, interpret precedents, and adopt standard methods or practices to meet variations in facts and/or conditions.&nbsp; Candidates should have experience in working with the public and/or senior population, and should be friendly, caring, positive, patient, calm, punctual, and reliable.</p> <p>The following describes the general nature and level of work to be performed and is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed in this position.</p> <ul> <li>Provide a variety of service and support of Van Buren Township Senior Center operations including: pick-up of bulk and home delivered meals from caterer</li> <li>Transport of seniors to and from center or home for lunch, shopping and doctor's appointments</li> <li>Assist seniors on and off bus when necessary</li> <li>Conduct daily vehicle safety inspections</li> <li>Maintain daily logs</li> <li>Keep vehicles clean and gassed</li> <li>Report all maintenance and safety concerns</li> <li>Drive vehicles to Fleet Maintenance for regular service</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p>The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities and minimum qualifications necessary to perform the essential functions, duties and responsibilities of the position.</p> <ul> <li>Possess excellent customer service and communication skills</li> <li>Michigan CDL Endorsement</li> <li>Good Driving Record</li> <li>Demonstrate exceptional attention to detail</li> <li>Demonstrate ability to provide the necessary support in record keeping and report preparation</li> <li>Competence in computer skills with programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook is desired</li> <li>Must be able to take direction as well have the ability to take initiative</li> <li>Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work</li> <li>Requires a flexible work schedule that may require occasional evening and weekend hours</li> <li>Understand and follow oral and written instructions</li> <li>&nbsp;Ability to evaluate emergency situations and act decisively and effectively to resolve them</li> <li>Communicate clearly, and concisely, both orally and in writing</li> <li>Knowledgeable of modern office procedures, methods and equipment</li> <li>Must be able to lift a minimum of 25 lbs.</li> <li>Possession of or ability to obtain CRP &amp; First Aid Certification (training provided)</li> </ul> <p>The above list of job requirements, duties and responsibilities, physical abilities and other abilities are meant to be representative only and not all-encompassing.&nbsp; The Township reserves the right to add to, delete from, change and/or amend the requirements, duties and responsibilities, physical abilities, and other abilities herein above set forth at any time and without prior notice.</p> <p><strong><u>Physical Demands and Work Environment:</u></strong></p> <p>The conditions herein 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 job functions.</p> <p><strong><u>Environment</u></strong>: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment with some travel to different sites; when visiting parks or construction sites the incumbent may be required to walk on uneven and slippery surfaces, be exposed to all weather conditions, dust and pollen, and mechanical hazards such as construction equipment; incumbents may be required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and may be required to travel outside Township boundaries to attend meetings.</p> <p><strong><u>Physical</u></strong>: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other locations using various modes of private and commercial transportation; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.</p> <p><strong><u>Vision</u></strong>: See in the normal visual range with or without correction.&nbsp;<strong><u>Hearing:</u>&nbsp;</strong>Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.</p>