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Making Opportunity Count Inc Shelter Driver in Milford, 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 Central Massachusetts. 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. To learn more please visit:

We offer fantastic benefits sure to enhance your work-life balance and overall satisfaction!

For most positions, these benefits will include:

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Company Paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • 13 Paid Vacation Days

  • 12 Paid Sick Days

  • 13 Paid Holidays

  • Hybrid Work Opportunities

  • Student Loan Forgiveness Assistance

  • Tuition Remission

  • Pet Insurance

  • Employee Discounts

  • Professional Development Opportunities

  • Immediate 403b Employer Contribution, 100% Vesting on Day One!

About This Opportunity:

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.

Key Responsibilities:

  • 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

What You Bring:

  • 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

At Making Opportunity Count, we deeply value our culture and are dedicated to fostering a workplace where everyone feels valued and empowered. This is evident through:

  • Our non-profit Environment: Our values driven work atmosphere focuses on making a meaningful impact in our community. Our shared commitment to service develops a uniquely supportive culture.

  • Championing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: We actively promote and celebrate diversity in all forms by embracing diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences while ensuring equitable opportunities for all employees to thrive.

  • Career Advancement: Our employees’ growth is paramount. We offer comprehensive training programs, mentorship, and advancement opportunities to assist employees in the pursuit of their career goals.

We believe in the potential of people and the power of diversity to drive innovation and success. We encourage all applicants to apply, even if you do not meet every listed requirement. Your unique experiences and perspectives are what help us shape the future of Making Opportunity Count.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. People of color, members of Tribal Nations and Native communities, LGBTQ-identified people, gender-nonconforming people, people with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are strongly encouraged to apply.