Jobs Access Driver
Background and Project Scope
Neighborhood House exists to help diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for self-sufficiency, financial independence and community building. The Jobs Access Van Program provides employment-based transportation for various low-income and publicly-subsidized populations. Vans for the Jobs Access Program are operated and dispatched through Neighborhood House. This program helps Neighborhood House achieve its mission by connecting individual clients to employment resources, which are necessary for achieving and maintaining self-sufficiency and independence.
- The van driver will assist clients in boarding and exiting the van, including special assistance for elderly and disabled clients.
- The van driver will safely and courteously transport clients from their designated pick-up location to a pre-determined drop-off location.
- The van driver will be expected to adhere to a tight time schedule for all pick-ups and drop-offs, while maintaining attention to safety and quality of service.
- All drivers will complete necessary trainings before beginning work.
- Must be at least 21 years of age, have a valid Washington State Driver's License, and an acceptable driving record.
- All applicants must submit to a pre-employment drug screening and physical, as well as a Washington State Patrol Criminal History background check.
- Applicants should have a demonstrated ability to work with, and be sensitive to, diverse cultural, ethnic, and racial populations, as well as elderly and disabled individuals.
- Applicants must be able to perform the physical requirements of the job: some moderate lifting, standing, walking, and prolonged sitting.
- Applicants must show attention to accuracy and detail, and be able to concentrate and use sound judgment at all times.
- Applicants should be good verbal communicators, with at least functional use of English.
Drivers will receive extensive skills training in: first aid, CPR, child safety restraints, defensive driving, vehicle operation and basic maintenance, among others. Drivers will also receive training toward a class B or class C Commercial Driver's License.
It is preferred that the driver be available 5 days per week, for a minimum of 3 hours per day (maximum of 4 hours). Drivers must be able to commit to a minimum of three months, although Neighborhood House would prefer a commitment of 6 months or greater, due to extensive training requirements. Drivers should be aware that some weekend hours might be required during the training phase.
All interested applicants should contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 206-461-8430 x 228 or email@example.com.