Jewish Job: Driver For JFCS Transportation Program

Job Title:

Driver – Garber Transportation Program

Organization Name:

Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis

Job Type:

Full-time

Salary Range:

$17/hour

Deadline:

5/28/21

Job Summary/Description:

Are you looking for meaningful work that really makes a difference in people’s lives? Our drivers are passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. We drive our clients, who are often isolated older adults, to medical appointments, errands and social engagements. Throughout the pandemic, we have never stopped driving. During the pandemic, our drivers are outfitted with state-of-the-art personal protective equipment (PPEs), including N-95 respirators and sneeze guards separating the front and back seats of their vehicles. We drive our clients during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, primarily in the west-Metro area. The person who joins us will be part of a long-standing, dedicated, committed team of staff and volunteer drivers.

Agency Information:

JFCS is a place where you can put your values to work every day. You will be able to:

  • Make a positive difference in the lives of others
  • Feel energized to give your best effort and enjoy a healthy work/life balance
  • Learn, grow and accomplish new things

JFCS serves and employs people of all cultures and faith traditions and highly values inclusion and diversity. Employment opportunities are available to all without regard for race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability. EEO

Salary and Benefits:

  • Hourly wage $17.00
  • Competitive benefits package including medical insurance, 401(k) with match, life and long-term disability insurance, and access to other benefits including vision and dental
  • Work-life balance including 37.5 hour work week, 3 weeks of vacation, paid sick time, holidays, flexible schedule, and telecommuting when appropriate

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions:

  • Pick clients up at established locations and transport them to established destinations within desired timeframes. Assist with entry to and exit from the car. May escort between building and vehicle. 90%
  • Notify Supervisor of changes in client status, concerns about clients and any out of the ordinary incidents including changes or cancelations. 5%
  • Establish daily assignments with Supervisor; maintain accurate, timely records including time sheets and expense reports; maintain privacy and confidentiality of clients; attend meetings as directed by Supervisor; participate in annual performance evaluation reviews; other responsibilities as assigned. 5%

Experience and Qualifications

Experience:

  • Background in transportation or successful previous work experience 
  • Knowledge of area roads and highways required 
  • Experience working with older adults preferred

Skills and Qualities:

  • Sincere commitment to consistently reflect the JFCS mission and values: compassion; inclusion; innovation; integrity; and collaboration
  • Excellent safe driving skills
  • Interest in assisting older people who are isolated
  • Ability to provide services in a caring way while observing professional boundaries
  • Ability to drive and be outdoors in changeable weather during all months of the year
  • Effective verbal and non-verbal communication skills to support older adults, who may have hearing, vision, or other disabilities
  • Familiar with and able to use a cellular phone or other portable means of communication (though not while driving)

Driver Licensing, Safety, and Insurance

  • Current Minnesota driver’s license and recommended auto insurance coverage limits of 100/300/100.
  • Safe driving record

Additional Information

Must have use of a car. Ability to get in and out of car, assist ambulatory and frail adults getting in and out of car. Most work is a combination of driving, sitting, and walking with clients in the community. Frequent oral communication. Occasional lifting, stooping, kneeling, bending or climbing. Works with and around others. Daily use of computer, telephone, and other office equipment. Awareness of and ability to manage time to complete work. Occasional lifting of up to 25 pounds. Subject to criminal and motor vehicle background checks.

How To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume Diana MacLennan, Human Resources Manager. E-mail [email protected] or apply directly at https://www.jfcsmpls.org/about-us/jobs-at-jfcs/. For more information on Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, see www.jfcsmpls.org. AA/EEO