Transportation Driver

Hallmark of Bakersfield - Bakersfield, CA (30+ days ago)


JOB TITLE: TRANSPORTATION DRIVER

COMMUNITY: HALLMARK OF BAKERSFIELD

FLSA STATUS: HOURLY NON-EXEMPT

BASIC FUNCTION:

Under the supervision of the Administrative Assistant, the Bus Driver oversees the transportation needs of the residents residing at Hallmark of Bakersfield.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS:

This position reports to the Executive Management and is a non-supervising position.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

The Bus Driver works within a framework of established regulations as set forth by Federal and State laws and regulations. This position is expected to perform a full range of transportation and other technical duties that may include on call responsibility. Adequate performance at this level requires the knowledge and ability to adhere to specialized program guidelines and regulations and the demonstrated ability to effectively manage the department while maintaining a high resident and family satisfaction level.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains vehicle(s) in accordance with warranty requirements and/or the internal maintenance plan to ensure all vehicles are operating in a safe manner
  • Follows all safety protocols, including state laws with regard to cell phone use while driving
  • Works closely with the Concierge and Wellness Departments to ensure resident appointments are accurately and appropriately scheduled
  • Represents Hallmark of Bakersfield with a positive attitude and pride when interfacing with the public
  • Monitors individual resident ambulation needs
  • Must be hands-on with ensuring resident safety when assisting residents with their transportation needs
  • Acts as an Activity Assistant when on excursions; stays with group at all times except for when parking the van
  • Assists the Activity Department with set up and breakdown for special events
  • Assists with new resident orientation, ensuring apartments are move-in ready and the move-in process exceeds the highest of expectations
  • Participates in mandatory in-service training as required by State, Federal and Local regulations
  • Performs other related functions as directed by Executive Management

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

Basic Knowledge of:

  • Compliance issues as they relate to HIPPA
  • Greater Bakersfield roadways, interstates and main thoroughfares

Skilled in:

  • Delivering the highest level of customer service
  • Ability to hold self-accountable to high standards of practice
  • Time management techniques
  • Reports/Record Keeping: data collection, data management
  • Managing multiple tasks while staying on goal and timeline

Ability to:

  • Maintain confidentiality of pertinent information
  • Follow verbal and written instruction
  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships, both internal and external
  • Identify and solve program problems in order to improve the overall operation and resident satisfaction
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Provide accurate and timely information to superiors, peers and subordinates

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:

Any combination equivalent to education and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge, skill and ability will qualify, these would typically be:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • A minimum of two years of recent experience working with the senior population

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License: Class C
  • Proof of valid automobile insurance
  • Available for flexible scheduling, including occasional weekends, holidays and evenings
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive DOJ and FBI background investigation
  • Ability to pass mandated health and drug screenings

PHYSICAL STANDARDS:

Frequently be required to be in the field alone to perform typical transportation duties. The ability to bend, stoop, reach, twist and kneel is essential. The ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds is essential. Additionally, there will be exposure to all types of weather from snow to rain, with temperatures in excess of 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The ability to gain ingress and egress at all types of locations (ex. skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, physician’s offices, residences, etc.) is essential.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS:

Performance, wage and disciplinary evaluations are conducted with the Administrative Assistant. The Executive Director may elect to take part in evaluation meetings.

AT WILL EMPLOYMENT:

All employment with BakersfieldCare is At-Will Employment. While we will strive to provide full-time employment to all of our employees who so desire, we make no guarantees, expressed or implied, to provide any guaranteed number of hours of employment in a given week. Changing conditions in the industry make it impossible to predict the demand for our products and services and as a result all of our offers of employment are offers of At-Will Employment.

DISCLAIMER:

This job description indicates the critical features as described under the headings above. They may be subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons. The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Job Type: Temporary

Education:

  • High school or equivalent

License:

  • Driver License