Provides safe and comfortable transportation for people with developmental disabilities, to and from day programs. Must be able to perform each essential duty. Ability to read and write routine reports and to communicate effectively with individuals, families, and staff. Must be capable of bending, kneeling, and moving and securing wheelchair restraints for transportation as well as seat belts and shoulder straps and/or harnesses. Performs all other necessary duties relevant to the position as assigned by the Transportation/Facilities Director. Driver will be trained on several routes and may be moved to a different route as needed.
Must have a valid NYS Drivers License and obtain a Commercial NYS Drivers License (CDL) and be 19A certified within the first 6 months.Must remain current on all requirements to maintain 19A status. Must successfully complete all required training including but not limited to First Aid/CPR, C-PAT(Challenging Passenger Assistance Techniques). Must be able to lift, move and transfer up to 50 pounds. Subject to background checks including but not limited to being fingerprinted/criminal history record check, NYS Child Abuse Registry, OPWDD Staff Exclusion List and Mental Health Law 16.34. Must meet VEHICLE OPERATOR REQUIREMENTS.
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