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Direct Support Professional II Transporter

Company: Volunteers of America Mid-States
Location: Memphis
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

POSITION TITLE : Direct Support Professional II Transporter LOCATION : Memphis, TN STATUS : Part Time, Exempt PROGRAM : Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Services - REPORTS TO : Sr. Director/Associate Director INTRODUCTION : Volunteers of America Mid-States (VOA) is a non-profit organization spanning four states that creates positive change in the lives of individuals and communities through a ministry of service. We provide housing for families, veterans, and low-income seniors. We provide care and support for individuals with developmental disabilities, healing accountability that brings people together with restorative justice, and free HIV testing and education. When Volunteers of America was founded in 1896, "volunteer" referred to anyone who served others as a vocation through a commitment to a mission. Today, we are still staffed by paid, mission-driven professionals working to create positive change and build thriving communities. Flexibility, teamwork, and fun are some of the reasons our employees are proud to work at VOA! We offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees who meet eligibility requirements. BENEFITS : Volunteers of America Mid-States, offers a rich and robust benefits package the supports a healthy work life balance, which include the following: Health and Wellness
Employee Assistance Plans (EAP)
Health and Wellness Program
Medical Coverage
Dental Coverage
Vision Coverage
Flexible Spending Account
Health Spending Account
Short Term Disability
MetLife Legal Plans Financial Wellbeing
Competitive Compensation Packages
Life Insurance (company paid)
403b retirement plan with company fund matching
Employee discounts -
*Loan forgiveness options through federal programs -
(National Health Corp & Public Service Loan Forgiveness) -
---All company paid benefits and paid time off effective day one Work Culture
Commitment Committee
Justice Committee
Integrity Committee
Compassion Committee
DE&I Committee
Retention Committee
Training & Development
VOA LEAD Program- Leadership Development Program
VOA University - Staff Development
VOA Academy - Clinical Training and Development JOB SUMMARY AND QUALIFICATIONS :
The Direct Support Professional II/Transporter position is critical to removing the barrier of transportation for our Direct Support Professionals and Home Managers. This position is available to transport staff across all shifts each day. These rides are mainly scheduled and will be available for after hour emergency calls. Volunteers of America Mid-States employees are required to model the company's mission, vision and values in the course of their employment. -
High School diploma, general equivalency diploma (GED) preferred, or equal job skills. Demonstrate the ability to adequately read, write, and understand the English language. Requires a valid driver's license and medication administration certification. Also requires CPR and First Aid Certification through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.
1. Transporting staff members to and from work locations in a timely and safe manner.
2. Ensuring the vehicle is maintained in good working condition, such as checking the oil and tire pressure, cleaning the vehicle, and scheduling regular maintenance.
3. Adhering to all traffic rules and regulations, including speed limits and traffic signs.
4. Providing excellent customer service to staff members and addressing any concerns or questions they may have.
5. Reporting any accidents, incidents, or vehicle problems to the appropriate supervisor or manager.
6. Following all company policies and procedures, including those related to safety, security, and confidentiality.
7. Maintaining accurate records of mileage, fuel usage, and other vehicle-related expenses.
8. Responding to emergencies, such as accidents or breakdowns, in a calm and professional manner.
9. Ensuring the safety and security of passengers at all times, including ensuring that seat belts are worn and that the vehicle is locked when not in use.
10. Providing transportation for clients when needed.
11. Assisting with loading and unloading of clients or other equipment as needed.
12. Participate in all required on-going training programs and attend all mandatory staff meetings.
13. Performs all duties as assigned by supervisor. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Volunteers of America Mid-States, Memphis , Direct Support Professional II Transporter, Other , Memphis, Tennessee

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