Cape Abilities Van Driver in Hyannis, Massachusetts
GENERAL SUMMARY Provides safe & timely transportation to individuals with disabilities between their residences & day sites. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS* Ensures & safeguards Agency program participants? human dignity, rights, & liberties. Adheres to all applicable Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (CCRTA) & Agency regulations, policies & procedures, as well as, state & local laws in the operation of vehicles. Maintains consistent & clear communication with Transportation Coordinator & other designated staff. Provides safe & timely pick-up & drop-off of specified program participants, following routes, schedules, & procedures authorized by the Transportation Coordinator. Assists those program participants requiring help entering or leaving the vehicle; escorts participants requiring additional assistance to or from the vehicle. Checks & responds to messages in a timely manner before beginning morning & afternoon routes. Completes & submits all required paperwork including attendance sheets & vehicle checklists. Attends training sessions, staff meetings & related programs, as scheduled. Maintains internal & external cleanliness of vehicle. Serves as mandated reported for suspected cases of abuse &/or neglect to Disabled Persons Protection Commission (DPPC). OTHER DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Performs additional duties, as assigned. COMPETENCIES Adaptability: Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; inspires others to be adaptable to change. Ethics, Values & Diversity: Promotes an appropriate & effective work environment & strives to ensure that the agency?s core values & beliefs are applied during all circumstances; genuinely cares about people; deals effectively with all races, nationalities, cultures, disabilities, ages, lifestyle choices & genders; supports equal & fair treatment & opportunity for all; adheres to & promotes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); advocates for the rights & interests of individuals with disabilities to maximize their potential in the programs & communities of their choice. Integrity & Trust: Is respectful, truthful, & transparent; keeps confidences; takes ownership & responsibility for decisions & outcomes. Problem Solving & Judgment: Probes all useful & constructive sources to find pertinent answers; can analyze issues, identify problems & work toward appropriate solutions; collaborates with others or as part of a team; displays willingness to make decisions; makes timely decisions; exhibits sound & accurate judgment. Oral & Written Communications: Speaks clearly, appropriately & effectively with a diverse group of individuals; is an active listener & gets clarification when necessary; participates constructively in meetings; is able to write clearly & succinctly; is able to communicate clearly in a variety of settings & situations. PREPARATION, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES High school diploma or equivalent required. Prior experience providing transportation services for individuals with disabilities preferred. Ability to follow directions & read maps. Must be able to effectively communicate in both verbal & written form with coworkers & supported individuals & read fluently. Valid driver's license in the state of Massachusetts required. Documented physical indicating fitness for job. Successful completion of all state & Agency mandated trainings required upon hire. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY No supervisory responsibility. WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEM&S Ability to assist adults with disabilities in & out of the vehicle. Ability to physically intervene in instances of extreme behavior that might jeopardize safety of individuals supported & staff. Ability to perform wheelchair securement protocols.