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Driver - $18.85 per hour

  • Location: Various Locations - Tualatin, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, and Multnomah County
  • Position Reports To: Program Manager
  • Full-Time Equivalent: 1.0 FTE

Summary

Ride Connection is looking for a reliable, customer service-focused relationship builder to join our Driver pool  for our Transportation Program. COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment.

Drivers are the heart and soul of Ride Connection’s Transportation Program. Drivers provide transportation services using agency-owned vehicles to help older adults, people with disabilities, and citizens who do not have access to reliable transportation or other alternatives to live independent, quality lives by providing them access to necessary community services.

We are looking for both full time and part time drivers, these positions are non-exempt with a starting salary of $18.85 per hour. Ride Connection offers an excellent benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, 403(b)-retirement plan with full vestment on day one, Flexible Spending Accounts with a $500 employer contribution, 10 days of paid vacation in your first year with increases every three years, six floating holidays that can be used at any time, a sick leave bank separate from your time off bank, and Trimet annual public transportation passes.

 

Who You Are:

  • You enjoy driving and interacting with people.
  • You value relationships and cultivating and sustaining meaningful connections that support and uplift everyone.
  • You maintain your composure in a crisis or an elevated exchange.
  • You like being on time and set up your day and calendar to be where you need to be, sometimes with a few minutes to spare.

 

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide safe transport service to customers with a customer service lens focused on dignity, respect, and patience.
  • Transport customers according to the schedule and/or instructions given by the Program Manager or the Service Center, notifying the Program Manager or the Service Center of any variations to the schedule in real-time.
  • Utilize smartphones and/or tablets to coordinate schedules, input ride information records, and connect with the Program Manager or the Service Center.
  • Follow approved operational procedures.
  • Report all vehicle incidents/accidents to the Program Manager.

 

Qualifications:

COVID-19 vaccination is required as a condition of employment. Candidates must be able to share physical proof of completed vaccination status at least 30 days before your start date.

Valid driver’s license with five to seven years of driving experience and excellent driving history as recorded by the Department of Motor Vehicles.  Experience operating a large vehicle. Ability to lift and move up to 30 pounds safely and secure wheelchairs safely in enclosed spaces. Ability to access reliable transportation. Ability to pass a National Criminal Record Check which includes fingerprint identification. If a record exists, the nature and severity of charges will be discussed with candidates and, in some cases, may not be a barrier to employment.

This position may be required to perform “Safety Sensitive” duties per Federal Transit Administration (FTA) guidelines. When required the employee assigned to this position must participate and remain in compliance with the FTA Drug and Alcohol testing program, including pre-employment, random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident testing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual.
  • Multi-lingual.
  • Experience with and comfort with using computers, computer programs, smartphones, and tablets.
  • Experience with using conflict resolution or de-escalation techniques.
  • Experience, lived or otherwise, working with older adults and people with disabilities.

 

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please send your completed application to jobs@rideconnection.org. You can find a copy of our fillable application on the Ride Connection Careers page - https://rideconnection.org/about-us/careers.

Applications will be considered as submitted, so you are encouraged to apply early. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

 

About Ride Connection

Ride Connection is a private, non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon. We offer ways for people to access the goods and services they need to survive and thrive. By giving people the means to get around, we offer independence, health, and inclusion.