POSITION DETAILS: Part time position available Monday-Friday. Hours include 6:30am-9:30am AND/OR 1:00pm-3:00pm. No weekends. No holidays. Possible benefits include: PTO and retirement vesting.
PURPOSE: To drive individuals that the DAC serves to and from the DAC to their designated home or scheduled locations safely and in a timely manner.
QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum High School Diploma or GED necessary. Must have strong knowledge of van and bus transportation systems and knowledge of state and local regulations for transporting individuals served at the DAC. Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities is preferred. The ability to coordinate efficient routes with individuals and DAC schedules. Must have strong written and oral communication skills. Must be able to drive, hold a current non-restricted driver’s license (exception for corrective lenses), have an acceptable driving record, by insured, complete a MNDOT physical, and have the ability to drive the DAC vans and busses.
Lifting and/or transferring (at least 50lbs.) while physically assisting individuals.
Occasional climbing, kneeling, stooping, and bending.
Dealing with behaviors that require physical intervention.
Assisting individuals with personal care.
Accessing area that may not be handicapped accessible.
Physical capability, strength, and coordination adequate to operate a 12 and up passenger bus.
Hearing, visual, and spoken communication in English for the purpose of appropriate response to individuals, staff, and the public.
Comprehending, interpreting, and evaluating information received in English through reading, listening, and viewing.
Maintain regular attendance is a MUST.
Endurance of weather elements.
Maintain emotional stability under stressful situation.
CPR/First Aid certification is desired, but not required.
Employment with Winona County DAC is “at-will” it is subject to termination by either the company or the employee at any time.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Must be able to drive DAC vehicles that hold up to 15 passengers.
Maintain a good driving record.
Have a flexible schedule
Work well with individuals with disabilities.
Be flexible with route changes.
Defining routes: identifying the most efficient route transportation.
Help the Transportation Coordinator when needed. To include but not limited to: gassing up vehicles, drop off or pick up vehicles for/from maintenance, any other necessary vehicle maintenance.
Present yourself as a positive role model to individuals, other staff, and peer agencies.