Driver (Wheels) F/T

  • American Red Cross
  • Lexington, Kentucky
  • Sep 06, 2021

Job Description

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Job Description:

As an employee at the American Red Cross, you could be on the front lines making a positive impact on our community. You could provide your services directly to the American public or support to the people who do. Both roles help further the mission of the Red Cross. Join our non-profit organization, where your heart and mind go to work!

We are currently seeking a Driver for our Wheels Program in Lexington, KY. This is a Full-Time position with a variable schedule which could include days, evenings, early morning and weekend hours. Candidates selected for hire MUST have schedule flexibility! Candidates that do not list at least one year of professional driving experience on their application will not be considered. Must be able to pass DOT Physical and Drug Screen. Hourly pay is: $12.50 per hour, this is non-negotiable.

Preferred Qualification(s): Must have basic computer skills. Drivers must be able to push, pull, bend and manage customers in wheel chairs, and be able to lift up to 50lbs.

Click to read more about the Wheels Program

Job Summary: 

The Community Transportation Driver will be responsible for transporting elderly and disabled clients throughout Lexington, KY. This includes clients that utilize a wheelchair. Driver must be able to push/pull a client in a wheelchair and secure the wheelchair in the vehicle. Previous experience in delivery, taxi, and/or working with an elderly population preferred. Training provided: Defensive Driving, CPR/First Aid, & DRIVE (Transporting Older Adults and Those with Disabilities).The Wheels Program uses 22 foot mini buses with a nine inch wheel base.

Responsibilities:

1: Drive vehicle to pick-up, deliver and properly store correspondence and products.
2: Operate vehicle safely and within traffic laws. May require driving in inclement weather conditions.
3: Follow an assigned route. Read and interpret maps and directions.
4: May maintain logs and reports for daily runs.
5: Maintain vehicle in a clean condition. May check fluid and gas levels in vehicle.
6: May provide shipping and receiving support.
7: Carry out any additional assignments required to fulfill the Mission of the American Red Cross.
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Scope: Continue learning aspects of the job.  Work on task-oriented assignments. Contact primarily within immediate work unit.
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Perform all duties and responsibilities in compliance with standard operating procedures and other applicable Federal, State and local regulations.

Qualifications: 

Education: High School or equivalent required.
Experience: 1 year of related experience preferred.
Management Experience: N/A
Skills & Abilities: Ability to become proficient with MS Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Must have valid driver’s license and clean DMV record. Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills. Ability to prioritize tasks; complete in a timely and accurate manner. Ability to work on a team.
Travel: Travel requires up to 90%.

* Combination of candidate’s education and general experience satisfies requirements so long as the total years equate to description’s minimum education and general experience years combined (Management experience cannot be substituted).
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Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to handle or feel; and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The work environment will consist of moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phones and printers, light traffic). Overall mobility is essential including sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions.

DISCLAIMER:  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

Apply now! Joining our team will provide you with the opportunity to make a difference every day.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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