The Salvation Army

Van Driver

Job ID
Temporary Part-Time


REPORTS TO:            Adult Day Services Director


SUPERVISES:            NA                              


STATUS:                    Contingent / on-call, up to 25 hours per week            


SCHEDULE:               Must be available Monday through Friday 7am to 5 pm




FUNCTION:   Responsible for safely transporting participants to and from the program, escorting adult day service participants to and from vehicles, providing general supervision of participants and the documentation related to the transportation program. 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


  • Perform daily vehicle inspections using the appropriate checklist prior to the first route of the day. Report any problems or concerns found.
  • Perform monthly vehicle inspections using the appropriate checklist at the beginning of the month.
  • Correctly and neatly record required information on the transportation log
  • Assist the participants to sign in on their own attendance page and ensure that participants arrival and departure time is recorded as appropriate on the attendance page
  • Check the van list /route sheet for van route and participants to pick up or take home
  • Assist in reviewing and writing the van list / route sheet as needed to ensure the most efficient way while meeting the time needs of the participants
  • Keep driver cell phone charged and ready to use at all times
  • Ensure the driver cell phone is available during the routes and use to communicate route and attendance changes
  • Provide the supervision and assistance with the participants ambulation and/or mobility
  • Assist Activity Coordinator with implementing field trip activities
  • Assist with the implementation and documentation of Individual Service Plans as required
  • Observe and report any change in participant status to the nurse and/or director
  • Assume appropriate team responsibilities to meet program needs
  • Participate in at least twelve hours of in-service or continuing education on appropriate topics each calendar year
  • Must complete within six-months of hire and every three years a DRIVE training and Defensive Drive training as required by funding sources
  • When necessary, perform janitorial duties related to the transportation program. For example, sweep/vacuum/mop the vehicles as needed to maintain clean appearance and safety; remove trash from the vehicles as needed; clean windows as needed; sweep, shovel and salt sidewalks and patios as needed.
  • Be conscientious of safety related matters throughout the building, on the property and especially regarding the vehicles. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Program Director, Activity Director, and/or Corps Officer 


  • Must be a high school graduate, or have successfully completed a GED
  • Must have a minimum of two years employment experience in providing personal care activities and/or social/recreational services under the direction of a licensed or certified health care professional
  • State Tested Nursing Assistant Certification preferred
  • Must pass Criminal Background Check with no disqualifying offenses
  • Must be CPR and First Aide Certified
  • Must have a signed statement from a licensed physician stating the driver has no medical or physical condition that may impair safe driving, passenger assistance, emergency treatment, or the health and welfare of the participant or the general public
  • Must pass drug and alcohol tests
  • Must possess the ability to understand written and oral instructions
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must possess a valid Ohio Drivers License with at least 2 years driving experience
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must be capable of performing routine cleaning tasks
  • Must be reliable and dependable
  • Must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Mission of The Salvation Army


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