Upbring Careers

Transporter

Job ID
2017-2737
US-TX-Katy
Type
PRN
Shift/Hours
Various
# of Openings Remaining
1

Overview

Upbring, the new Lutheran Social Services of the South, is a 135 year-old nonprofit organization with a rich legacy of serving vulnerable people across Texas. Its mission is to break the cycle of child abuse by empowering children, families and communities. Upbring serves more than 30,000 people annually and provides innovative programs and services for children including foster care, adoption, education, residential treatment and community services. For more information, visit Upbring.org.

Responsibilities

The primary duty of the Transporter is to provide reliable and safe transportation of residents.  

 

Essential duties

  • Operate company vehicle to transport residents to and from scheduled activities and appointments
  • Work closely with management and staff to create and maintain a daily and weekly transportation schedule
  • Conduct pre and post trip operational and safety inspection of vehicle. Immediately notify management of vehicle does not meet operational or safety standards.
  • Record and maintain accurate mileage log
  • Ensures the vehicle has all the necessary supplies to meet expected and unexpected situations during transportation
  • Clean vehicle before and after each transportation
  • Work closely with management to ensure vehicle registrations and insurance documentation is current and valid
  • Report any and all incidents and/or inquires to management in a timely manner
  • Ensure resident safety before, during, and after transportation by adhering to safety and driving guidelines and laws
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Working Relationships

  • Maintains professional boundaries and a positive rapport with residents, interdisciplinary teams, volunteers, and the community at all times
  • Attend meetings regarding center policies, procedures, processes, and resident’s continuum of care, and program updates and changes, as required

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 1-year transportation experience
  • Ability to use assistive devices to board and un-board residents
  • Demonstrated ability to apply appropriate boundaries at all times
  • Clear verbal communication skills and the ability to give and follow written and oral instructions
  • Ability to physically secure residents in the vehicle
  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult and stressful situations
  • Valid and current class B or C driver’s license
  • Ability to meet state, local, county, and company insurance requirements

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years’ experience transporting people with developmental disabilities
  • Licenses and Certifications
  • First Aid, AED, and CPR, required
  • Crisis Intervention, required
  • Working Condition/Environment
  • physical demands/requirements
  • Ability to safely lift up to 120lbs and operate transporting assistance equipment, such as wheelchair

 

The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable.

 

The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer.

 

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