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We are an equal opportunity employer currently with over 550 professionals and skilled staff employed across New Jersey in a wide variety of roles.  Regardless of job responsibilities, all LMSNJ employees share a true commitment to serve those who are hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices--regardless of religious affiliation or background.

Driver

  • Job Tracking ID: 512088-578767
  • Job Location: Moorestown, NJ
  • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
  • Level of Education: High School/GED
  • Job Type: Part-Time
  • Date Updated: June 08, 2017
  • Years of Experience: Up to 2 Years
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

Through the power of the Holy Spirit and in response to God’s love as revealed in the Gospel, the mission of Lutheran Social Ministries of New Jersey is to serve those in New Jersey who hurt, who are in need, or who have limited choices.

LSMNJ team members are dedicated to providing healing, hope and hospitality, regardless of religious background through a diversified social ministry program addressing many critical human care needs.

We are seeking employees that share those same values and want to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

Lutheran Crossings Enhanced Living, a senior care community located in desirable Moorestown (south Jersey), is currently seeking a Driver. This position is part-time, with flexible scheduling between 7 AM and 6 PM, and offers competitive pay, select benefits and paid time off!

General Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Director of Community Life and/or Community Life Supervisor is responsible for the safe and timely transportation of residents, including transport of residents, meals, 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 to the Director of Community Life. Conducts activity groups including large, small and one to one in room visits, assists with assessments, care plans and activity calendars. 

Essential Duties

 

  1. Responsible for passengers during transport, providing care in a manner which ensures participant satisfaction.

  2. Follows assigned schedule and makes adjustments to meet unanticipated changes while considering the needs of the participant and requirements of the facility. Communicates these changes to Director of Community Life.

  3. Operates all equipment safely and in compliance with vehicle licensing regulations.

  4. Maintains and completes daily required records, i.e. pre- and post- trip inspections, gasoline purchases.

  5. Immediately reports any vehicle or cell phone operating problems, malfunction, or incident out of the ordinary to the Director of Plant Operations for repair.

  6. Transports participants to and from medical/specialist appointments and activities outings as requested by the interdisciplinary team via the plan of care.

  7. Provides physical assistance to each participant when needed as s/he boards and debarks from the program’s vehicles.

  8. Ensures vehicle equipment is maintained and operating within manufacturer’s recommendations, replacing supplies as needed.

  9. Communicates with Director of Community Life daily to be updated on participant conditions/changes, plan of care changes, or interdisciplinary team requests.

  10. Follows facility policies and procedures and OSHA safety guidelines.

  11. Maintains the confidentiality of all company procedures, results and information about participants, clients or families.

  12. Handles potentially infectious fluids (e.g. blood, urine, and emesis) with appropriate biohazard precautions and practices Universal Precautions.

  13. Participates in and supports Quality Improvement initiatives.

  14. Participates in continuing education classes and any required staff and training meetings.

  15. Maintains any required certifications or licenses.

  16. Participates in and plans groups, games, dances, parties, movies, shows, crafts, picnics and related recreational/therapeutic activities, including driving for appointments and activities.

  17. Escorts residents to the areas in conformity with the approved activity schedule.

  18. Assists in measures taken for care, custody and safety of residents during individual and group activities.

  19. Assembles, dismantles and stores the equipment and supplies used in the recreational programs.

  20. Attends general staff meetings and mandated in services.

  21. Provides activities to residents confined to their rooms that reflect lifelong interests.

  22. Charts all related documentation to the Community Life Department as required by applicable standards including assessments, status and episodic notes, calendars and activity attendance log.

  23. Assists with meal delivery and feeding of the residents during meal times and snack times.

  24. Conducts activities using following guidelines:

    • Supplies are to be gathered in advance of the activity.  Make sure you have enough supplies for each group member.

    • Consider your environment.  Involve as many senses as possible; this helps to make the activity therapeutic. 

    • Prepare the room before you gather your group together.  Set up room according to the event.  Crafts need tables; all other activities should encourage eye contact.

    • Gather together your group.  Go from room to room and invite everyone.  Aid those to the room as necessary.

    • Introduce yourself and welcome each person in your group.

    • Explain to the group what the activity will be and how it will be done.

    • Do activity as listed on the calendar.  Make sure the program starts on time.

    • Activity should last from 20 – 45 minutes depending on the activity.

    • Anticipate residents need.  Have fluids available for exercise, props for discussion groups.

    • After activity thank each person for coming.

    • Log who came and if they actively participated or were passive observers and their responses to the activity.

    • Transport residents back and forth from activities both on the unit and off the unit.

       25. Other duties as assigned by my supervisor, necessary for the efficient operation of the department/facility.

Experience and Skills:

Education/Training/Certifications:

  • Required to have an active New Jersey driver’s license.
  • Required to have a safe driving record.      

Skill(s): 

  • Able to read and understand maps and routing information to navigate within Burlington and Camden counties.

  • Able to handle information in a confidential manner at all times.

  • Able to deal professionally and diplomatically with people.

  • Must have good interpersonal skills.

  • Must be flexible and able to function in stressful situations.

  • Knowledge of safety requirements pertaining to the transportation industry.

  • Requires an individual who can coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with participants, caregivers, and co-workers.

  • Proficient in identifying and recommending problem resolution.

  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.

  • Experience working with transportation software scheduling program.

     

    Experience:  Minimum one year’s working experience with the frail or elderly. Transporting individuals with special mobility needs. Requires corrected vision and hearing to normal range, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Experience: Experience working in an activity department in a long term care setting is preferred.


 LSMNJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer