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DRIVER/JUMPER for Home Delivered Meals - 30 hrs/wk

Posted on Nov 15, 2018 by Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

Cleveland, OH 44101
Health Care
Immediate Start
$10.4 - $10.4 Hourly

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging, a leader in eldercare services, applied research and advocacy for older people, is in need of a Driver/Jumper (30 hrs/wk) for our Rose Centers (previously the Golden Age Centers).

The Driver/Jumper drives a light truck to deliver meals to residents around the Cleveland area and assist jumper in delivery of Home Delivered Meals. Monday - Friday, daytime hours.

Essential Areas of Responsibilities and Duties (Driver):

  • Counts meals prior to loading truck to make sure the number is correct for delivery including special lunches.

  • Delivers meals to clients in private homes and apartments.

  • Checks and reports to Center Director any changes detected in client or client's living conditions for follow up by Social Worker.

  • Reports any clients not home to receive meal

  • Maintain and complete the daily recap sheet.

  • Makes weekly inspection of vehicle using designated forms for preventive maintenance.

  • Purchases gas and oil for vehicle and fills out petty cash slip indicating gallons purchased.

  • Keeps mileage reports which are completed on a monthly basis.

  • Reports all accidents to Director and police as required by Agency policy for insurance purposes.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties (Delivery Team Driver/Jumper)

    • Assists with packing home delivered meals.

    • Proficient and accurate accounting of meal delivery and all reporting related to meal delivery.

    • Professional interaction with clients in completing necessary documentation and required signatures.

    • Washes trays, tubs, and delivery bags used in vehicle to store food at the end of each day.

    • Assists with counting and loading meals onto a truck to assure correct count for each delivery.

    • Keeps vehicle clean and sanitary inside and out.

    • Check vehicles each morning.

    • Responsible for cleaning and sanitation of vehicles.*

    Job Qualifications/Education

      • High School graduate. College courses a plus

      • Experience in driving a van and/or a light truck required.

      • Must be professional in demeanor and appearance.

      • Must be able to follow written and verbal instructions and read city map and route schedule.

      • Must be able to relate with respect to elderly persons of different ethnic and income groups, and different physical and mental capabilities.

      • Must have valid Driver's License with reasonably safe driving record (no more than 4 points).

      • Must submit to a Background Check, Motor Vehicle Check, Pre-Employment Physical and Drug test.

      • Must take and successfully complete courses (agency pays for courses) that are required for agency drivers by funding sources.

      Physical Work Considerations

        • On a daily basis must be able to climb at least twenty (20) steps carrying hot and cold food.

        • Performs medium (50 pounds maximum) lifting daily.

        • Must be able to drive in extreme weather condition (snow, ice, etc.).

        • Must be able to work in extremely hot and cold outdoor temperatures.*

        Mental Work Considerations

          • Regular and on-time attendance.

          • Some flexibility with work hours.

          • Ability to effectively work with people,

          • Working with elderly clients and delivering to their homes.

          • Work in a business work place Environment with other Team/Employee Members, must be a team player.

          • Be able to function effectively in stressful situations.

            Reference: 568830434