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Transportation Coordinator

Central Office
Posted: September 23, 2021

We are looking for someone with transportation experience who would like a very satisfying job.  As Transportation Coordinator you will be helping seniors 60 and older who reside in Kent County get to the places they need to go to by supervising a team of dedicated drivers. This is a full time position paying $20/hour. View Job Description >

Transportation Coordinator

Classification: Full time, 32-40 hours/week

Salary: $20.00/hour

Reports to: Client Services Director

Job Description:

We are looking for someone with transportation experience who would like a very satisfying job.  As Transportation Coordinator you will be helping seniors 60 and older who reside in Kent County get to the places they need to go to by supervising a team of dedicated drivers.  We also prevent seniors from feeling like isolated prisoners in their own homes by providing RAPID bus tickets.  The Transportation Coordinator works with MDOT and other organizations to provide the supervision, tools, equipment, vehicles and training our drivers need to provide safe travels.  The RAPID, RideLink and Senior Neighbors work together to provide rides through participation in the RideLink transportation system and through our Bus Ticket Program.

Responsibilities:

  1. Learn and understand state and federal transportation policies and ensure proper implementation and compliance.
  2. Maintain a relationship with state transportation department (MDOT) personnel.
  3. Attend MDOT and MPTA (Michigan Public Transit Assoc.) trainings.
  4. Update transportation procedures, policies, and training manuals.
  5. Teach and maintain drug and alcohol testing procedures.
  6. Identify, coordinate, and implement training needs and programs including PASS and ADA training.
  7. Provide trainings and supervision of securement and lift procedures.
  8. Hire, train and supervise bus and van drivers.
  9. Monitor maintenance records on all vehicles to ensure compliance with DOT regulations.
  10. Work with the RideLink committee and attend meetings.
  11. Cover for driver emergencies.
  12. Maintain and update the transportation ADA and LEP plan.
  13. Develop and maintain proper ticket distribution procedures.
  14. Coordinate distribution of bus tickets among the central office and applicable senior centers.
  15. Receive requests and mail tickets to seniors in the community.
  16. Ensure that proper purchase, distribution, and record keeping of bus ticket distribution occurs.
  17. Maintain current intake and income information on transportation clients.
  18. Provide input and assistance in budget and proposal development for transportation programs.
  19. Attend agency meetings.
  20. Submit to MDOT drug and alcohol testing.
  21. Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  1. CDL B with Passenger Endorsement license required.
  2. Associates degree or equivalent experience required.
  3. Basic knowledge of State and Federal Transportation Laws and Regulations.
  4. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with related agencies.
  5. Strong organizational skills.
  6. Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  7. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  8. Computer experience with Word, Excel and the Internet required.
  9. Must have a satisfactory driving record and access to private transportation that meets state insurance requirements and vehicle safety standards to use on agency business.
  10. Able to take initiative and complete detailed tasks.
  11. Ability to perform responsibilities without close supervision.
  12. Ability to pass MDOT drug and alcohol testing.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and your resume by email to toosterbaan@seniorneighbors.org.

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

“Senior Neighbors is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community.”

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Case Manager Full-time (Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred)

Central Office
Posted: January 21, 2021

2 Full-time positions assisting older adults with overcoming difficulties that affect their independence and self-reliance, using agency and community resources. View Job Description >

2 Full-time positions assisting older adults with overcoming difficulties that affect their independence and self-reliance, using agency and community resources.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work or related field.
  • Experience working with older adults preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with related organizations, participants, general public and other members of the Senior Neighbors team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to understand and effectively work with a wide variety of human dynamics and behavior.
  • Strong oral communication skills. Willingness to speak in public preferred.
  • Strong writing skills to effectively document services provided in an electronic case record.
  • Ability to perform responsibilities without close supervision.
  • Knowledge of area resources preferred. (DHHS, financial support, shelter and housing, food, transportation, utilities, home maintenance)
  • Bilingual (Spanish) with strong written and verbal skills in both English and Spanish preferred.
  • Must have a quiet, usable home office space with enough access to the Internet for the adequate performance of assigned duties.
  • Must be able to navigate the Internet and Websites with competence.
  • Must have ability to work remotely via phone, ZOOM, Microsoft TEAMS and other remote software.
  • Must have a satisfactory driving record and access to private transportation that meet state insurance requirements and vehicle safety standards, to use on agency business.

This position is conducted remotely on a temporary basis.

Salary range is $35,568-$38,068/year, commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position offers full benefits including health & dental insurance, life and long-term disability, paid vacation, sick and personal time as well as paid holidays.

If you are interested in this position, please send your cover letter and resume by email to Nancy Ayers at nayers@seniorneighbors.org.

“An Equal Opportunity Employer”

“Senior Neighbors is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion and a racism free culture in the workplace and our community.”

 

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