This position is for the PACE Program
CarePartners Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) Paratransit drivers are dedicated, flexible members of a team that is dedicated to transforming the lives of a frail and elderly population in Western North Carolina. Our fulfilling purpose is to enable elders to live in and maintain community dwelling status with our support instead of having to move into a nursing home. Because our center operates much like a school in that we bring participants to PACE in the morning and take them home in the evening, the work load for the transportation department is primarily from 7-11/1130am and from 2-6/630pm. We are looking for support to allow our drivers to transition to a 4 x 10 work week. Our drivers have a normal ridership of 5-8 participants per trip and average 4 trips per day (2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon.)
Job Summary: Under the supervision of the Transportation Manager, the Paratransit Driver is responsible for the safe and timely transportation of PACE participants. Including transport of paratransit (ambulatory and wheelchair-bound) participants, durable medical equipment, pharmacy and any other transportation as deemed necessary. Responsible for overall cleanliness and safety of the vehicle assigned on a daily basis. Responsible for communicating any safety issue(s) to the Transportation Manager.
Required Education: High School Diploma or Equivalent
Preferred Education: NoneRequired License/
Certification: NC Driver's License, BLS, First Aid
Preferred License: Class B CDL with P Endorsement
Required Experience: One year experience working with and/or transporting the frail and elderly.
Preferred Experience: Bus driver for schools or at risk populations.
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