Essex Group Management Corp. Van / Bus Driver in Tewksbury, Massachusetts
Van / Bus Driver
Title: Van / Bus Driver
We are looking for reliable Driver to join our organization.
Essex Group Management offers Adult Day Health Services that enable each participant to keep living independently and safely. This program offers family caregivers the opportunity to keep working and have peace of mind that their loved one is in a safe and stimulating environment.
We are looking for an energetic and caring Driver to join our group.
Operate company passenger van/bus to transport clients to and from the Adult Day Health program, as well as residents of the nursing facility and assisted living facility (where applicable), to doctor appointments, outings, etc. and transport staff members to and from work at scheduled times on a regular route. Will also fill in, if needed, for other transportation or vehicle needs.
To complete all routes as near to schedule as possible, and communicate to the facility if there is any anticipated/ actual deviations from schedule.
Check appointment book daily for assignment.
To be courteous to all clients, residents, employees and public at all times.
Maintain company vehicles according to company policy.
Check van/bus for oil, water, etc. and keeps them replenished as needed.
Conduct safety checks and immediately notify the Adult Day Health Director of any violations/irregularities. Make appointments as necessary with an authorized repair garage to correct any problems.
Maintain mileage log on a daily basis indicating time left, destination, time returned and total mileage. Present copy of log to Adult Day Health Director on a daily basis and complete log at month end.
EDUCATION: Ability to speak and read English. Ability to follow oral and written directions in English.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Must have knowledge of Massachusetts Registry Laws and have a clean driving record. Must be CPR and First Aid certified.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Good physical and mental health. Finger and hand dexterity to operate a motor vehicle and perform minor maintenance of vehicle. Visual and auditory acuity to function in a driving capacity. Must be able to continuously sit for long periods of time while driving. Must be able to turn, crouch, kneel, stoop, bend below waist, and reach above shoulder height as tasks dictate, including assisting clients and residents as needed in boarding and disembarking vehicle. Must be able to lift a minimum of seventy-five (75) lbs., and be able to carry objects. Must be able to push and pull a minimum of one hundred (100) pounds occasion-ally, including individuals in wheelchairs. Must use good body mechanics. Must be dependable, honest, industrious and have a neat personal appearance. Must have a positive attitude to deal with traffic, detours, etc. in order to meet schedules. Must also be able to deal with the demand of driving during adverse conditions and inclement weather. Needs to have knowledge of the general area and/or the ability to read and understand city street maps and guides. Must have basic knowledge of vehicles to be able to check oil, water, fuel, etc. and replenish as needed. Also, the ability to recognize any irregularities in the performance or operation of the vehicle and report it to the proper person. Able to work with elderly including individuals with Alzheimer's dementia.