Meals Truck Driver
ST JAMES PARISH GOVERNMENT Convent, LA $10 - $15 per hour
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JOB FUNCTION:  Individual must pick up and deliver home-delivered meals to a specific destination; each undelivered meal should be given to the next client. He/she must be willing to help provide a safe, clean, and healthy environment at the senior center.  This position is classified as non-essential during declared emergencies or natural disasters and non-exempt according to the Fair Labor Standards Act. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

·         Pick up and deliver meals to elderly persons

·         Maintain a safe-operating and clean vehicle

·         Ensure confidentiality of all persons served

·         Maintain automobile safety and insurance/liability

·         Maintain a safe-operating and clean vehicle

·         Assist in clean up after the meals route is completed

·         Complete all reports associated with the delivery of meals and any other documentation as required

·         Clean center area, including but not limited to toilets, halls, offices, windows, sidewalks, mopping and buffing, etc

·         Assist in any way possible during recreational activities, such as helping call bingo, helping with arts and crafts, and other such activities suitable for participants at the center

·         Attend staff meetings, training, and conferences as required

·         Perform special and related duties or assignments as requested

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must be literate. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Must have a valid Louisiana’s driver’s license. Must have a good past driving record. Must be familiar with the surrounding neighborhood, geography, local ordinances, etc. Must be able to relate to the needs of older persons.

 EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE: A high school diploma or it's equivalent; Experience working with the public, specifically within the elderly community is preferred. Must possess a valid Louisiana driver’s license (Class D) and have an acceptable driving record.  

 REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:  Must have a valid Louisiana Class “D” driver’s license or ability to obtain one.

 OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Should be a self-starter, highly motivated and an innovator

  • Strong writer and verbal communication skills
  • Basic computer skills and a willingness to work with a diverse population
  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with the elderly population served and co-workers

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. St. James Parish Government is an equal opportunity employer. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds related to typical senior center functions such as carrying meals and supplies, etc. The employee may occasionally come in contact with fire equipment and apparatuses weighing up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works indoors and outdoors and within the senior center environment. 

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