Job TitleTransportation Specialist Gilcrest – Wooster, OH – OhioMeansJobs.com Job # 223037161
This is a brief synopsis of overall job duties/policies and procedures
Transportation Specialists are to transport passengers according to specified routes and time schedules to local or distant points; assist passengers with transfers when necessary; load baggage and/or adaptive equipment; regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for passenger comfort; and comply with all local traffic regulations. The Transport Specialist is also responsible for reporting delays, accidents, and vehicle maintenance issues to the Transportation Director. They must keep vehicles clean and free of debris at all times.
Education: Minimum educational requirements include a high school diploma or its equivalent.
License: Current driver’s license with fewer than 5 points.
Pay: $12 per hour
- 2 years driving experience
- Driver’s License with less than 5 points
- Pass a drug and alcohol test
- Pass BCI/FBI background check
- Certification in CPR and First Aid
- Lifting requirements
- Understand written and oral instructions
- High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Within 60 days of starting service, the driver shall
- Complete the DRIVE: Transporting Older Adults and Specialized Populations
Experience: Some experience needed. When required, on-job training will occur for specific jobs.
Personal Skills and traits Desired:
- Clear verbal and written communication skills
- Evidence of effective problem resolution skills
- Ability to maintain composure in stressful situations
- Respect for authority
- Ability to work independently and follow scheduled plans
- Respect for the rights of the residents, including the right to privacy and the right to make choices
- Work well with others
Transportation Specialist Assigned Tasks
- Transportation Specialists’ are expected to keep in contact with dispatch by cell phone. It is the responsibility of the Transport Specialists to let dispatch know when there is an accident, if they are running late or become unavailable to make a scheduled pick-up or drop-off.
- Supervise residents
- Ensure residents are always supervised
- Build resident’s esteem
- Comfort residents
- Provide a safe and secure environment for residents to feel comfortable
- Clearly and effectively communicate in a manner that residents understand
- Transportation Specialists will be expected to drive a wheelchair lift bus or van.
- These are hydraulic automatic lifts for raising consumers in wheelchairs into the bus.
- A client in a wheelchair may stay in their chair for the duration of their ride, but they must be securely restrained. The floor of the vehicle is outfitted with special seatbelts and straps.
- Any consumer that chooses to ride on the lifts may do so at their own discretion and do not have to be in a wheelchair.
- Professionalism is important at our facility, and the dress code must be followed whenever you are on the clock.
- Company tops will be given to you upon employment.
- Bottoms can be pants, capri’s, long skirt, or bermuda shorts (below the fingertips). Approved colors for bottoms are black, grey, tan, brown, navy, or royal.
- Undershirts that show beneath your uniform top must be black, grey, white, navy, or royal.
- Shoes must be of slip resistant and cannot be open. (Must be closed toes and backs).
- A nametag will be provided by the company and must be worn at all times.
- Your uniform must be tear and stain free.
- Earrings must be small hoops or studs.
- No lanyards or necklaces should be worn that will not easily release if grabbed.
- No large rings (To protect participants skin from tears & scratches).
- Absolutely no tongue rings or facial piercings.
- Absolutely no perfume, scented after-shave, scented lotions, or body sprays of any type.
- Nails must be kept short, clean, and smooth (To protect participant’s skin from tears & scratches).
- Hair must be clean and pulled back from the face.
- Beards and mustaches should be clean and well-trimmed.
- All tattoos must be covered up unless otherwise approved.
- Additional company shirts are available for purchase upon request.
- Upon quitting or termination of employment, all uniform items provided by the employer, must be returned.
- Daily bathing, good oral hygiene and regular use of deodorant are expected.
- Transportation Specialists will be screened before hiring and during employment. Random screenings during employment will occur for the safety and liability of our passengers. Results which are deemed to put passengers or the company at risk will result in the immediate ineligibility and/or termination of the employee application and/or employment. These screenings include, but are not limited to
- Drug and alcohol screening
- FBI & BCII fingerprint background check
- Clients may have a wheelchair ramp at their home but lifting people in their wheelchair up or down stairs may be necessary.
- Gilcrest Transportation Service is a “Through the Door” service, and Transportation
Specialists are required to safely assist clients with transfers:
- From their pick-up location to the vehicle
- Entering and exiting the vehicle
- From the vehicle into their destination point
- Participate in and promote staff participation in facility-wide special activities, such as dress-up days and special observances.
- Contribute to the facility efforts to maintain and/or improve the quality of care.
- He / She must attend all mandatory in-services.
- Physical Demands:
Caring for residents can be physically demanding and a Transportation Specialist may be lifting and/or carrying residents and/or their equipment and baggage. The Transport Specialist may come in contact with residents who are ill and/or contagious and must take precautions to ensure the health and safety of all residents, children, parents, staff, and themselves.
- Environmental Conditions:
The Transport Specialist will be working in a busy environment. There may be a few situations happening at once, and he/she will have to ensure the clients are supervised and always secured.
- Sensory Demands:
The Transport Specialist may experience smells associate with residents who are ill and/or experiencing temporary/permanent hygiene issues. There may be times when the environment becomes noisier than usual, but the Transportation Specialist must reduce all unnecessary noise for the safety of all passengers. Too much noise could inhibit a driver’s ability to focus or become irritating to fellow passengers, creating a potentially unsafe environment within a vehicle.
- Mental Demands:
Caring for residents can be stressful. The Transportation Specialist must ensure that residents are supervised and safely secured in their seats at all times. There may be a number of situations happening at once, and the Transportation Specialist must be prepared to handle accidents or emergencies at any time.
Transportation Specialists are responsible for the proper documentation of the following forms and reports in accordance with State law and company policy:
- Daily Transportation Sheets
- Medical Transportation Sheets
- Daily Maintenance Check List
- Maintenance Reports
- Transportation Client sheet
If for any reason the Transportation Specialist is not able to document and file, the forms then they must notify the Transportation Administrator.
Please note, it is your responsibility to report to the proper authority any behavior from residents and/or other staff members that endangers or threatens the well-being of other residents and/or staff members. Any comments, questions or concerns that any resident and/or yourself may have can be directed to the Transportation Specialist.
This job description/ policies and procedures are intended to convey the general scope of the major duties and responsibilities included in the position. Other tasks not listed here may be assigned by the Administrator. Periodic revision may be necessary to reflect changes in expectations placed on long term are by the Area Agency on Aging. This job description will be reviewed and / or revised by the Administrator annually and as needed