Who we are:
Neighborhood House is here for families facing hunger and homelessness, vulnerable seniors and children who need help in school. Founded in 1905 by the Portland Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, Neighborhood House was the citys first organization committed to helping the many immigrants who were arriving at that time, and living primarily in South Portland.
What we do:
Neighborhood House assists low-income, recent immigrant and other vulnerable people living in the greater Portland area. Our programs serve disadvantaged children needing help to be successful in school, families facing hunger and homelessness, and seniors needing support so they can remain living active and independent lives.
Neighborhood House's program participants represent a remarkably diverse mix of ethnicities and cultures. To meet the needs of these diverse communities, Neighborhood House offers culturally-specific services for African, Latino, Middle Eastern and Russian immigrants in various programs.
We have many bilingual staff who speak Spanish, Russian and Somali and other African languages to effectively reach out to non-English speakers and to insure they feel welcome and are getting the help they need. We believe an equitable workforce will strengthen and enrich our organization and strongly encourage all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, or otherwise.
What we offer our employees:
Neighborhood House believes our employees are our best investment. Because of this, we provide an excellent full-time (30 hours and above) benefits package including low-cost medical insurance, low-cost dental insurance, paid life insurance, paid long term disability insurance, 403B, FSA, and more.
We also offer generous paid time off policy, 11 paid holidays a year, and a flexible working schedule for most positions. Finally, Neighborhood House eligible for credit in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
Job Title: Bus Driver
Department: Aging Services
Reports To: Aging Services Program Manager
Type: Part time nonexempt
This position will be responsible for shuttle service for seniors and adults with disabilities Mondays through Fridays. Duties include driving the Downtown and Southwest RideAbout shuttles, and pick-up and take-home for social and nutritional rides, personal needs, and medical trips.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Drive using all safe driving procedures as outlined by the Ride Connection, Oregon Department of Transportation, and the Federal Department of Transportation.
Drive daily bus routes on schedule.
Perform daily pre-trip and post-trip bus inspections.
Develop a positive, friendly relationship with seniors and their caregivers and assist in maintaining a safe and friendly atmosphere on the bus.
Keep the bus clean daily, inside and out.
Arrange for regular bus maintenance and any needed repairs.
Monitor the fluid levels in the bus and have gas tank at least one-quarter full before beginning any route.
Interact appropriately with seniors and their caregivers.
Assist in developing weekly/monthly/quarterly calendar for clients.
Coordinate transportation schedule to maximize senior rider-ship.
Complete necessary paperwork on a timely basis for pre and post trip checklists and daily manifest reports.
Collect information and maintain data base for senior transportation project.
Collect and give donations to the Development Department, per Neighborhood House fundraising guidelines.
Attend Aging Services staff meetings and trainings.
Attend Neighborhood House all-staff meetings and trainings.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High School Diploma and one (1) year paid driving experience; mini bus preferable; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Must produce safe driving record for past 5 years. Knowledge of Microsoft Office: Word and Excel.
Successful experience working with older adults and experience planning and conducting activities for adults.
This job does not supervise.
Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of individuals and groups that includes older adults and adults with disabilities; ability to work independently and in a team environment; and ability to provide good customer service and time-management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures and communicate effectively with those whose English language skills are limited. Good customer service and time-management skills.
Excellent oral and written communication and ability to communicate professionally with clients, families, service providers, community members and co-workers. Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information.
Ability to operate wheelchair lift safely.
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