TABITHA’S PURPOSE: We empower people to live joyfully, age gratefully.
The Van Driver is responsible for providing transportation for Seniors/residents/clients (hereinafter, “Seniors/clients.), making pickups and deliveries of materials, supplies, and equipment and ensuring vehicle is in good operating condition. This TEAMember embraces all components of the job, fostering an environment that allows Tabitha to provide optimum care to Tabitha’s Seniors/clients. This TEAMember strives to uphold Tabitha’s LIVE2Care Culture and actively embraces Tabitha’s Core Values. As a result, the TEAMember supports Tabitha goals related to dignity, respect, independence, competence, autonomy, personal comfort, safety and security of Seniors/clients. In addition, the TEAMember contributes to the success of Tabitha through ongoing collaboration with, TEAMembers, management, volunteers and others in the organization.
Tabitha’s Core Values
As a member of the Tabitha team,
…extend unwavering Christian compassion
…build relationships rooted in love, because love matters
…identify, clarify and anticipate needs to exceed expectations
…create an atmosphere of teamwork
…nurture an environment of innovation and growth
…demonstrate confidence, boldness and determination
…devote our time, talent and treasures
…recognize and encourage all accomplishments big and small
COMMUNICATION: Must be able to speak, read, write, and understand the English language as well as terminology and jargon specific to the job. Sufficient fluency to be able to understand and follow written and verbal instructions, provide instructions to others, read and understand policies, procedures or other similar documentation, interact successfully with Seniors/clients/caregivers, hold a conversation, conduct or participate in meetings, compose professional e-mails or other written communication, prepare legible, accurate and thorough documentation as required by the job and effectively interact with TEAMembers, customers, vendors, volunteers, managers and family members. Utilizes Tabitha approved GPS/Navigation systems to assist in driving to appointment locations. Utilizes Tabitha approved weather system to monitor weather conditions. Ability to recognize and interpret non-verbal cues. Ability to respond calmly and clearly to emergencies and emotional situations.
WORKSITE CONDITIONS: Works in various settings, primarily working in vehicles that are provided and maintained by Tabitha. Also works indoors in a facility maintained by Tabitha that will typically be in good repair, clean, well ventilated and well lit. Frequent exposure to heat, steam, sharp objects and tools, heavy objects, wet or slippery floors, extremes of temperature and weather, normal driving conditions, winter driving conditions, icy surfaces when driving and/or walking/loading, unloading, loud and/or continual noise. Occasional exposure to blood or body fluids including urine and feces. Works under daily and hourly deadlines, requiring uninterrupted periods of intense activity. Frequent exposure to Seniors/clients, including exposure to Seniors/clients who are experiencing extremes of emotion. Works beyond normal scheduled hours and on weekends and holidays when assigned. Is subject to extended hours, evening work shift availability or callback during emergency conditions or based upon needs of the organization.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to gain access to the work area and then safely perform the duties of the job while utilizing standard and specialized equipment, including but not limited to the equipment described below. Ability to move about the work area. Vision and hearing within normal limits (with or without correction) Must have unrestricted lift/push/pull ability and pass a 50 - pound physical exam demonstrating strength and agility prior to employment and from time to time thereafter at Tabitha’s discretion.
EQUIPMENT USAGE: Standard and specialized equipment including computer, photocopier, vehicles of various types and sizes, cell phone, and Bluetooth.
AGE REQUIREMENT: At least age 18.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
EXPERIENCE: Experience in driving vans or delivery vehicles preferred. Experience working with elderly/disable people preferred.
CREDENTIALS: Valid Nebraska Driver’s license (unless otherwise allowed by law) and a good driving record required. Must possess auto insurance at or above Nebraska statutory requirements. CPR required at Lincoln location. First Aid required at Lincoln location. CPR optional at Crete location – if not CPR certified the van driver can only transport Seniors/clients that are a no code. All certifications must be kept up to date at the expense of the employee.
STATEMENT OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
Tabitha Health Care Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, mental or physical disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. This policy applies to all employment practices and decisions including recruitment, selection, hiring, training, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefits, and the termination of employment.
Furthermore, Tabitha Health Care Services will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship, safety, and/or health risk. Please contact Tabitha Health Care Services Human Resources Department to request an accommodation.
As a government contractor, the organization has adopted written Affirmative Action Plans for women and minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. These plans will be revised on an annual basis. Tabitha Health Care Services is committed to making a good-faith effort toward achieving the objectives of the Plans. Any employee who would like to review the Plans may do so by scheduling an appointment with the Human Resources Department during normal business hours.