Adult Day Center Transportation Driver @ Sevita - Paterson, NJ

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8 days ago

Adult Day Center Transportation Driver

Sevita - Paterson, NJ

Mentor Adult Day Health, a member of the Sevita family, provides day programs for elders with complex medical or rehabilitative needs. This allows seniors to obtain quality healthcare while remaining active and involved in the community and continuing to live in their own homes. Our programs are staffed with qualified, experienced licensed nurses and caregivers who are trained to provide individual assistance to each person we serve.


CDL Driver Program Assistant-Bilingual in Spanish Required


The CDL Driver Program Assistant, ADH (“Driver PA”) provides safe, reliable transportation services between clients’ homes, day centers and to/from appointments as needed; and coordinates with the transportation supervisor and clinical team. The CDL Driver PA drives clients and staff to events and outings as directed, and offers safety assistance when boarding and off-loading at all destinations. In the capacity as a Program Assistant, additional responsibilities will include participation at the day center to facilitate activities, meals and care as needed.


Transportation

  • Provides safe transportation of clients between home and day center, as well as to/from appointments and program activity locations

o Operates the vehicle in a defensive, safe and courteous manner at all times, including in adverse weather conditions

o Obeys all speed limits and local and state traffic laws

o Operates a two-way radio to maintain communication with dispatcher

o Notifies dispatcher if a member is not home upon arrival (or pick-up) and if a member cannot be returned home due to absence of required supervision

o Maintains daily time log

  • Assists adult day services members from door to vehicle, when necessary, and in and out of the vehicle at all times

o Ensures passengers are wearing seat belts whenever the vehicle is in motion

o Lifts and transfers members as needed using proper body mechanics and assistance

o Operates a wheelchair lift, when necessary

  • Responsible for the vehicle maintenance

o Conducts daily vehicle inspection using cheek list and informs supervisor of any problems

o Maintains vehicle interior

o Ensures the vehicle is serviced per scheduled maintenance plan

o Notifies supervisor in the event vehicle requires emergency service or repairs


Participant’s Care and Safety

  • Assists participants in with activities of daily living, including basic personal care, and attending to medical appointments, etc.

o Assists in monitoring clients during breaks and lunchtime, including behavioral concerns, bathroom assistance and general assistance as needed.

o Manages physical transfer of participants by following training guidelines


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Interacts with participants in an empathetic, respectful, caring, and dignified manner


Programs, Recreation and Activities

  • Assists in the implementation of social, recreational and educational programs, including encouraging social interactions among members

o Assists participants through participation in activities

  • Accompanies participants in scheduled activities, appointments or others as designated

  • Completes necessary documentation, reports, etc. in a timely, thorough, and accurate manner
  • Attends staff meetings, conferences, in-services training as assigned by supervisor

o Successfully completes mandatory training


Education and Experience:

  • Prior van driving experience preferred
  • Experience in transporting seniors or disabled persons preferred
  • Minimum one year experience in providing services to a special needs population, preferably with the elderly

Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations:

  • Current valid Driver’s License required
  • All state required training and certification completed in mandated timeframes
    Road Warrior

    Bilingual in Spanish a requirement to communicate with participants

    Sevita is a leading provider of home and community-based specialized health care. We believe that everyone deserves to live a full, more independent life. We provide people with quality services and individualized supports that lead to growth and independence, regardless of the physical, intellectual, or behavioral challenges they face. We’ve made this our mission for more than 50 years. And today, our 40,000 team members continue to innovate and enhance care for the 50,000 individuals we serve.

    Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability/vets

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