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Lutheran Social Services of the South Transporter, ORR in El Paso, Texas

The primary duty of the Escort is to transport residents/children to scheduled appointments, activities, and other off-site needs. The Escort may also be responsible for transporting Unaccompanied Children (UC) within the state or states nationwide. These transportation services are conducted in accordance with Agency policies, licensing standards, and other federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, including Homeland Security. Upbring is classified as an essential business by the state because the services we provide are critical to the wellbeing of thousands of children and families. Our Upbring staff members are servant-leaders on the pursuit of breaking the cycle of child abuse and empowering others to do the same through example while embodying our core values: We are Warriors. We are Servants. We are Family.

We Are Warriors | We Set the Standards for Child Welfare

Work Standards

  • Safely transport residents to and from scheduled activities and appointments using safety protocols; use safety protocol to enter and exit residents/children from the vehicle; assist residents/children with entering and exiting the vehicle, as needed

  • Ensure resident safety before, during, and after transportation by adhering to all DOT safety and driving guidelines and laws; ensure residents are adhering to established safety protocol and behavior limits during travel

  • Conduct pre-and-post trip operational and safety inspection of vehicle and immediately notify management if vehicle does not meet operational or safety standards

  • Ensure the vehicle has all the necessary supplies to meet expected and unexpected situations during transportation

  • Clean and maintain cleanliness of vehicle before and after each transportation

  • Transport UC to and from medical providers, as needed

  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Communication

  • Record mileage for all travel; ensure all vehicle and mileage logs are maintained and accurate and maintain confidently of resident/children according to HIPPA at all times

  • In partnership with program administration, management, and staff create and maintain a daily, weekly, and monthly transportation calendar to meet UC transportation needs

We Are Servants| We Help Others

Teamwork

  • Work closely with management and staff to create and maintain a daily, weekly, and monthly transportation schedule

  • Report any and all incidents, accidents, and inquires to management in a timely manner according to Agency policies and licensing standards; keep management informed of any changes in travel plans or transportation schedule at all times and recommend possible solutions

  • Assist with the evacuation of residents during an emergency or natural disaster

  • Safely transport UC to and from locations within the state and throughout the United States when needed; coordinate transportation needs with program administration, management, and staff

We Are Family | We Are Passionate & Compassionate

Building Relationships

  • Escort UC during scheduled flights, ensure safety, and verify proper identification before UC to approved sponsor; complete and submit all receipts and release forms after each scheduled flight

  • Work in partnership program administration, management, and staff to ensure the program and services meet the needs of the service population, the community, and the mission and vision of the Agency

  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with program administration, management, staff, and residents/children to transportation needs and service delivery is meeting the needs of the residents/children and is executed in a manner that provides exemplary customer service and work within ethical boundaries at all times

  • Work as team player and exhibit professional behavior and a positive attitude with both internal and external clients that reflects positively on the Agency and is consistent with Agency policies and practices

  • Actively participate in exhibiting cultural awareness and sensitivity when interacting with UC, parent(s)/guardian(s), staff, and the community

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • 1-year transportation experience

  • Ability to use assistive devices to board and un-board residents/children and physically secure residents/children in the vehicle

  • Valid Texas Driver’s license and proof of auto insurance; ability to meet Agency insurance provider guidelines as an insured and approved driver

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish based on service area and service population)

  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends

  • Clear verbal communication skills and the ability to give and follow written and oral instructions

  • Ability to follow instructions and directions

  • Ability to use good judgment and think quickly and rationally in difficult and stressful situations

  • Maintain a good driving record and the ability to drive and navigate in varied geographical areas and during various weather conditions

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • First Aid, AED, and CPR certification (or ability to obtain within 3 months of employment)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2 years’ experience transporting children and people with developmental disabilities

Physical Demands & Work Conditions

  • This position requires driving for varied lengths of time and distances

  • Position works in a child facility and has constant exposure to children

  • Lift, push, pull, move up to 50 lbs

The physical requirements for this position with or without reasonable accommodation are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this position successfully. While performing this position the employee with or without reasonable accommodation should have the ability to walk, stand, sit, kneel, speak, and hear with aid, see, read, reach with arms and hands, lift and/or move up to specified weight, and use equipment that is essential to performing the job, such as a computer, copier, fax machine, telephone, and automobile, if applicable. Specific vision requirements of this position may include color vision, seeing things close up, and the ability to adjust focus.

Agreement

The statements herein indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by an employee in this position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of the job and may request the employee to perform other duties and responsibilities not listed at his/her discretion. This job description is not a contract between the employee occupying the position and the employer. Upbring is an at-will employer. Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status. If the day-to-day work I perform differs significantly from the above outlined essential duties, it is my obligation to inform my supervisor and/or Organizational Development.

ID: 2021-4573

Shift/Hours: Various

External Company URL: http://www.Upbring.org/

Street: 6585 Montana Ave.

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