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Making Opportunity Count Inc Shelter Driver in Concord, Massachusetts

About Us: Making Opportunity Count is a non-profit human services agency dedicated to creating positive change and enhancing the lives of individuals and families in Fitchburg, MA. We are committed to fostering community growth, providing essential services, and promoting holistic well-being. Our dynamic team is driven by a shared passion for making a lasting impact.

Overview:

The Shelter Driver is responsible for transporting families to and from the shelter in a safe and comfortable manner. The shelter driver will assist families with a variety of transportation needs and coordinate transportation with the shelter team. The shelter driver will also support the overall operations of the shelter when driving responsibilities are not needed.

Responsibilities Include:

  • The Shelter Driver will Transport families to and from designated locations using the shelter’s passenger transport van

  • The Shelter Driver prepare and map driving routes using the most expedited route prior to planned transport

  • Adhere to Shelter’s policies and Procedures

  • The Shelter Driver adhere to agency transportation policies and procedures

  • Coordinate and communicate with shelter leadership and Staff on a regular basis concerning transportation issues

  • Maintain and use shelter mobile telephone during transport to coordinate logistics of trips

  • The Shelter Driver report transport van issues promptly, whether they be client or maintenance related.

  • Notify families of any delays in pick-up or drop-off time

  • The Shelter Driver assist families in and out of transport van as necessary

  • Ensure families adhere to safety rules including use of car seats and seat belts

  • Document every trip: include to and from information and mileage.

  • Comply with state and national road regulations and standards

  • Ensure that the transport van remains clean and well maintained

  • Ensure the transport van has an appropriate level of gasoline for trips, refill as necessary

  • Complete documentation such as logs, mileage, and participant reports

  • Other duties as assigned by the Shelter Manager and Director of Shelter Operations

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma, GED or equivalent

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Clean Driving Record

  • Experience as a driver preferred

  • Position will provide training in CPR and First Aid and other direct support training opportunities

  • Ability to demonstrate compassion and the ability to understand of the needs of homeless families

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to set limits in a fair and supportive way

  • Ability to think creatively and respond to crises quickly and calmly

  • Ability to maintain a polite and professional demeanor at all times

  • Must be willing to work with a diverse population

Join our team at Making Opportunity Count and experience a range of fantastic benefits that enhance your work-life balance and overall satisfaction:

  • Health, Dental, FSA, and Vision Insurance: Take care of your well-being with comprehensive coverage.

  • Paid Time Off (PTO): Enjoy generous time off to relax and recharge.

  • Student Loan Forgiveness: We're here to help you ease your student loan burden.

  • Tuition Remission: Invest in your education with our tuition remission program.

  • Employer-Sponsored Retirement: Secure your future with our retirement plan contributions.

  • Pet Insurance: Ensure your furry friends receive the best care.

  • Employee Discounts: Access exclusive discounts and perks.

Join us at MOC and experience a workplace that values your well-being and personal growth!

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