Samaritas, one of the state’s largest faith-based nonprofits, has been sending ripples of positive change into Michigan communities since 1934. Prior to 2016, Samaritas operated as Lutheran Social Services of Michigan.
Samaritas provides a continuum of care to all in need with approximately 70 different programs in 40 different locations in Michigan. We believe in diversity and inclusion, for the people we serve and the people we employ. Employing nearly 2,000 employees in opportunities ranging from direct service to management in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula, we hope that you will consider joining the Samaritas team and help work in making a difference in communities across Michigan.
We walk with people in need, offering hope and compassion while upholding their dignity, advocating for equality and justice, and seeking creative solutions with those who place their trust in us.
Transports persons served to and from scheduled events, appointments, and /or outings as necessary.
Duties and Responsibilities
Transport persons served to and from appointments, outings or other events/activities. Assist ambulatory passengers as needed. Provide professional, courteous service.
Coordinate outing schedules with management.
Operate organization’s vehicle in compliance with organizational, state and federal regulations.
Maintain vehicle cleanliness, interior and exterior.
Monitor vehicle maintenance and performance through regularly scheduled inspections and service repair. Report safety and maintenance concerns to supervisor.
Record mileage for all trips; maintain various vehicle logs as required.
Maintain/ensure a minimum of one-quarter tank of gas in vehicle at all times.
Prepare monthly reports as directed by supervisor.
Education, Training, and Licensure/Certification
- High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
- Prior experience driving a bus or van.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of state traffic laws.
Ability to speak, read and write English; bilingual in language of persons served preferred.
Ability to write legibly and accurately.
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability and willingness to work with vulnerable and/or culturally diverse persons.
Ability to professionally and cooperatively work with staff, management, family members and general public.
Possess basic knowledge of and ability to perform minor vehicle maintenance tasks.
Additional Work Requirements
Extended hours, including evening and weekends required.
Valid Michigan chauffer’s license with good driving record.
Physical and Mental Requirements
Ability to sit for extended periods of time while operating a motor vehicle.
Near and far visual acuity as necessary to operate a motor vehicle, and to read and write documents and email.
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Hours Per Pay Period80
Work Hours8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weekends and/or Holidays RequiredNo
On Call RequiredNo
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