Driver Class B

Transportation Oakland, California


Description

Looking for a satisfying career? Help frail, low-income seniors to live well by joining the Center for Elders’ Independence (CEI) as a Driver. 

Founded in 1992, the Center for Elders’ Independence has earned the reputation as one of the best safety nets and community resources for seniors and healthcare in the East Bay. 

Here’s what employees say about working at CEI:

“I love the work and the people. It’s a joy and an honor to work with the elderly and offer them quality care.”

“I like my job. I like to work with elderly people when they can live independently and make their own decisions. It’s very different from a nursing home.”

“CEI is my family, even more than my real family. I like training. It’s good how they make sure you know what you need to know and have what you need to do your job.”

Under the supervision of the Driver Supervisor and Lead Driver, as a Driver at CEI, you will provide door-to-door transportation to all CEI participants and make other deliveries as needed in a positive and helpful manner. In addition, you will conduct scheduled vehicle safety inspections, perform routine maintenance, cleaning and paperwork.

DUTIES:

  • Safely operate company vehicles to transport participants to and from their homes, CEI sites, off-site medical appointments, and/or activity outings.
  • Provide physical assistance and monitoring to participants from the pickup or drop-off location to the vehicle and as they get on and off the van, lifting as necessary. May occasionally be instructed to go into participants’ homes.
  • Report any special situation in participants’ homes, or while on the road, to the Driver Supervisor including changes in participants’ behavior or appearance that may indicate an alteration in medical condition.
  • Provide other transportation as directed, including medication or supply delivery.
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum 2 years driving experience, with minimum 1year transporting elderly or disabled.
  • Clean DMV report. Valid CA Class B driver’s license with passengers’ endorsement. Ability to operate a large van with patience and skill.
  • Basic English proficiency. Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Knowledge of how to use and maintain positions equipment (e.g. vehicle, lift, tie-downs).
  • Knowledge of safety requirements and defensive driving techniques.
  • Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of Alameda and/or West Contra County areas.
  • Must pass, and maintain certification under DOT Regulations. 
CEI offers a highly competitive and flexible benefits program that represents additional value to our employees.  We believe that a strong benefits program is a solid investment in CEI and its employees.  Not only does it insure the loyalty of long-time, capable staff, but it also helps attract talented newcomers to CEI. 

Center for Elders’ Independence is a PACE (Program of All- Inclusive Care for the Elderly) organization that uses an interdisciplinary team approach to care planning and care implementation for the purpose of providing high quality, affordable, integrated health care services to the elderly, including an Adult Day Health Center, and promoting autonomy, quality of life and the ability of individuals to live in their communities. Unlike other healthcare plans, CEI is not a "fee-for-service" plan. It is a a “capitation” healthcare plan. CEI is paid a set amount for each person enrolled in our program, whether or not that individual seeks care. We are a growing company that offers stability and continues to thrive.