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Driver (NHS821)

Brooklyn, NY, USA Req #787
Friday, June 26, 2020

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is the local affiliate of the national organization, Volunteers of America, Inc. and is one of the largest providers of human services in the metropolitan New York area. Founded in New York City in 1896 as a charity staffed by volunteers tending to the city’s poor, today VOA-Greater New York has 1,300 paid staff that provide life-changing, often life-saving services through 80 programs in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey.

VOA-Greater New York services extend to survivors of domestic violence; individuals and families — including veterans — experiencing, or at risk of homelessness; people living with HIV/ AIDS, behavioral health, and substance use issues; adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities; preschoolers with developmental delays; older adults on limited incomes, many with a history of homelessness; and at-risk youth. 

VOA-Greater New York expands, and introduces new services in response to community needs. As such, it is at the forefront of building affordable, supportive housing for seniors; providing a service-rich continuum of care for formerly homeless veterans; and expanding its services for those recovering from domestic violence. Battle Buddy Bridge®, a peer counseling program for veterans, and the work VOA-Greater New York is doing to raise awareness of the impact of Moral Injury, are examples of the organization’s responsiveness, creativity and life-altering work. 

Many of VOA-Greater New York’s programs are nationally recognized and meet the rigorous standards of accrediting bodies CARF, COA and the NAEYC. Operation Backpack® is the organization’s signature community service campaign that ensures every student who calls a NYC shelter “home” has a new backpack full of supplies in time for the first day of school.

The key function of the driver is to operate official agency vehicles.  Additional functions will include assisting in the promotion of client services, transporting clients to appointments and “hot spot” locations, and ensuring clients adhere to rules and program activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
High school diploma plus two years’ experience as a driver.  Must be familiar with the assigned driving area and possess a valid state driver’s license with a safe driving record that meets agency standards.

Supervisory Role:
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Principal Responsibilities:
The below enumerated principal responsibilities are inclusive of both program specific and firm-wide related administration, as applicable.

1. Drive vehicles in a safe and prudent manner, arriving at destinations via the most efficient route. 
2. Transport clients to and from agency designated “hot spots”.
3. Check vehicles on a daily basis to ensure that they are in acceptable operating condition.  Maintain gas at one-half full and fill tank at end of day.
4. Complete required paperwork including daily logs and route sheets.
5. Assist in provision of direct care services and administrative support to program when not engaged in driving duties.
6. Perform other related duties as requested.

Expected Results of Principal Responsibilities:
1. Clients arrive at their scheduled appointments and are picked up on time. Driver maintains schedules and ensures passengers arrive at destinations on time.
2. Clients are provided intensive engagement and outreach services in the community, building rapport and receptivity to services while building strong community relationships.
3. Vehicles are maintained in proper working order.
4. Proper records related to driving activities are maintained.
5. The VOA Program is marketed, implemented and coordinated efficiently.  Clients are engaged in the program.
6. All other related tasks are completed on time and accurately.

Work Environment:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee will be in an office and residential shelter environment.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to have visual acuity, talk and hear while communicating with peers, clients and/or vendors. This is an active position and requires sitting, standing, bending, walking and the ability to operate a vehicle. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move items up to 20 pounds.

Position Type:
This is a full-time position.

Make a living by making a difference. Apply online today! Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.

Other details

  • Job Family Driver
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Job Start Date Friday, June 26, 2020
  • Brooklyn, NY, USA