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Family Service Association - Fall River Van Driver 7D license required in Fall River, Massachusetts

About our Agency

Family Service Association is a comprehensive private, non-profit social service agency dedicated to the development and implementation of services designed to provide strength and support to individuals and families throughout southeastern Massachusetts. Headquartered in Fall River, Family Service Association strives to increase the capacity of individuals and families to cope with the stresses of family life and interpersonal relationships in a positive, productive and health-improving manner. This agency is a leading provider of professional social services in the South Coast region of Massachusetts, with a 130-year tradition of high quality.

We are hiring a part time (12 - 15 hours per week) Van Driver to transport students in our Afterschool Daycare program and also provide back-up transportation to our clients in the Adult Day Health Center as needed. .

While driving for the After school Daycare program, the ideal candidate will have and maintain a valid 7D Massachusetts Operator's license in good standing. You will transport program participants according to established safety rules and road regulations set by EEC..

While providing back-up driving assistance to the Adult Day Health program, the following job responsibilities must be completed:

  • Transport program participants according to established safety rules and road regulations, set by D.O.T.

  • Secure and maintain all required safety equipment in the vehicle.

  • Follow the Vehicle Maintenance Protocol and keep the Transportation Coordinator informed of all service needs.

  • Report any problems or maintenance concerns to the Transportation Coordinator.

  • Keep exterior and interior of vans clean and free of potentially hazardous materials.

  • Assist at sites as needed.

  • Maintain CPR and First Aid certification.

  • Ensure that all passengers have secured seat belts at all times. Ensure wheelchairs are secure with tie downs at all times according to DOT regulations.

  • Maintain a daily transportation log.

  • Complete a Daily Pre and Post Trip Inspection Form.

  • Will drive para van as needed to ensure transportation needs are meet.

  • Respond to reasonable expectations of the Agency and/or supervisor.

  • Ensure that the Daily Passenger Log is complete, signed and turned into the Site

We are seeking a dependable, conscientious driver with a clean driving record and good communication skills in the Greater Fall River area. Applicants must have a proven record of vehicle safety and must provide safe and courteous transportation for our program participants utilizing the agency's fleet of vans.

This is a part time with benefits position, 12 - 15 hours per week position with a Monday through Friday schedule. The hours are 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A High School Diploma or its Equivalent is required. Experience with either elders or the disabled (ADH) or children (ASDC) preferred. Experience driving commercial vehicles preferred. Must possess an ability to work with others as part of a team and communicate effectively.

Our Van Drivers must be able to pass CPR and First Aid Certification, have the ability to physically assist program participants as they enter and exit the vehicle according to established safety rules and road regulations. Our Van Drivers must also be able to successfully complete a MA State CORI check, CPS check, EEC background check and company paid, pre-employment physical, drug and alcohol testing and be enrolled in our drug and alcohol testing consortium. A 7D license is required for this position.

About our Programs

The After School Day Care program serves children from kindergarten age through age thirteen at multiple sites within the City of Fall River. The ASDC program provides supervised activities to local children. Those enrolled in the program participate in recreational and educational activities, special field trips, and other fun events designed to encourage enrichment and growth.

The Adult Day Health Program is a medically-based program that helps the participant remain independent while promoting good health and well being. Adult Day Health helps participants to reach their highest level of independence and functioning.

Family Service Association is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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