Driver (DOT)

The Salvation Army Bell, CA

About the Job

Requisition Number 17-2571 Post Date 11/30/2017 Title Driver (DOT) City Bell State CA Description Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Veteran's/Disabled: Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative. MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. POSITION SUMMARY: The Driver/Client Ambassador is responsible for driving Salvation Army vehicles to provide transportation services for clients and staff, pick-up and delivery of materials, as well as to monitor the facility and ensure a safe, quiet, and productive environment. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The duties of the Driver/Client Ambassador are customer-service oriented and include safely driving and operating our passenger vans/bus and performing monitoring functions for The Salvation Army Bell Shelter, a residential housing and services facility for single adults experiencing homelessness. Other duties are: understand and follow oral and written instructions. Perform basic mathematical calculations for mileage tracking and reporting purposes. Maintain and adhere to client pick up and drop off schedules; timely pick-ups and deliveries of materials. Maintain logs and records related to vehicle maintenance. Perform pre-safety checks and inspections of vehicles and address basic vehicle upkeep, e.g. gas, oil, coolant, washer fluids, and inside and outside vehicle washes weekly. Report vehicle maintenance and service needs to supervisor. Client Ambassador functions include general monitoring of facility and clients to ensure a safe, healthy, and productive environment, and compliance with facility rules. Document all incidents using incident report forms and logs. Monitor and supervise assigned client activities and social events, including off-site. Welcome visitors and direct them to the appropriate areas or individuals. Provide basic program information to visitors and to telephone callers. Coordinate with other facility staff to ensure proper safety measures are followed. Interact politely and professionally with clients to explain and uphold facility rules. Perform facility rounds throughout each shift to ensure the safety of clients, staff, and visitors. Perform all duties with courtesy and respect, maintaining a healthy relationship with others. Perform other duties as assigned by the Client Ambassador Manager. WORKING CONDITIONS: Must be able to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or sometimes continuous basis. Must be able to grasp, push, pull objects such as files, file cabinet drawers, and reach overhead. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to drive any of our fleet vehicles, which include passenger vans, flatbed truck and 25-passenger shuttle bus. PAYRATE: $16.00/hr. Requirements SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & ABILITIES: 1. Knowledge of vehicle inspection forms. 2. Good verbal and written communication skills. 3. Strong work ethic. Must be able to complete tasks thoroughly and efficiently. Willingness to understand and follow oral and written instructions. 4. Proactively identify necessary vehicle maintenance. 5. Professional demeanor and telephone presence. 6. Basic computer skills. 7. Must be able to work any shift or assigned schedule. Special events may include weekends, holidays and evenings. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Must possess a California Class B Driver’s License with a passenger endorsement; including a driving record with NO moving violations in the last 2 years. 2. High School graduate or GED with a minimum of 2 years driving experience. 3. If in recovery, must have a sobriety minimum of two (2) years. 4. Understand and support the mission of The Salvation Army. 5. Must be TB cleared prior to start of employment. 6. Current CPR and First Aid Certification required. 7. Ability to work with minimal supervision. 8. Experience working with the homeless preferred. + Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. + Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here. + The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c) Apply On-line