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Transportation Specialist

Department: Blake Behavioral Health
Location: Tucson, AZ

We are hiring for full time and part time positions! 

General Position Description:  This position consists of transporting members ranging from birth up to age 18, and on occasion, members who may be over the age of 18, to and from appointments and visits with their families. Transportation occurs between the hours of 7:00am to 8:00pm within, but not limited to, Pima County. Transportation of members may occur on the weekends. In addition, this position will also help within the office with other clerical and administrative duties to be assigned when transportation of members is not necessary or being conducted.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain good professional relationship with our members, state agency employees, case managers, therapist, foster parents and natural parents, providing quality customer service to all persons.
  • Keep information confidential and adheres to all program, operational, and personnel policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Assure that car seats and/or seat belts are in proper working condition, cleaned and available, as necessary, to ensure that all members are securely fastened throughout the transport.
  • Transport to and from destination safely and within time requirements.
  • Accompany all members to their destination, not leaving them unattended until the designated responsible party arrives.
  • Properly record services delivered to each member while maintaining accurate activity reports which are to be submitted to the Transportation Supervisor at the end of each day.
  • Complete mileage report on a daily basis and provide the report to the Transportation Supervisor at the end of each day.
  • Immediately verbally report to the Transportation Supervisor any unusual incidents which occurred during the transport, and follow-up with a written report if requested.

Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:

  • Must possess strong customer service skills.
  • Communicate effectively with members, therapist, foster parents and natural parents.
  • Communicate in English and Spanish preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skills in maintaining highly confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently and seek supervision appropriately.
  • Must be well organized, able to multi-task, detail oriented, accurate, and able to complete assignments in a timely manner.
  • Computer proficient (experienced with Microsoft Office Suite).
  • Familiarity with behavioral and mental health terminology.
  • Must be reliable, punctual and flexible to meet program requirements.
  • Maintain professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Display cultural sensitivity and demonstrates the ability to form constructive and collaborative working relationships with others from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to communicate in a culturally inclusive manner and being open to other peopleís differences.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Clean criminal background check and the ability to obtain and maintain a level one clearance card.
  • High school diploma or GED is required.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Current valid driverís license, proof of insurance, and a driving record that meets the standards of the agency.
  • Employment contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check.
  • Must be able to meet training and agency compliance requirements for the position.

Physical requirements:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position.
  • Must be able to operate a computer, phone and other office equipment.
  • Must be able to stoop, squat, reach, stretch, ascend and descend stairs.
  • May work in an office setting.

Psychological Requirements:

  • Must be able to remain calm, non-defensive with a supportive attitude during stressful, potential crisis, and crisis situations.
  • Must be able to work in an extremely stressful environment where there are considerable mental and emotional demands.
  • Must be able to manage high volumes and unpredictability of work.
  • Must be able to manage stress in a fast-paced, unpredictable, intense setting.
  • Must be able to remain flexible and reprioritize according to the changing demands of the day.
  • Must be able to adapt to diverse cultural environments and communicate in a culturally inclusive manner.
  • Must be able to represent Easterseals Blake Foundation in a professional manner in all situations.

Easterseals Blake Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer
It is understood and agreed that any misrepresentation by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the Employer's service if I have been employed. I give the Employer the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me, if job related. I hereby release from liability the Employer and its representatives for seeking such information, and all other persons, corporations, or organizations for furnishing such information. I hereby consent to and authorize Easterseals Blake Foundation to request, receive and use information as often as necessary as deemed by Easterseals Blake Foundation by consumer reporting agency bearing on my credit standing, character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living, including, but not limited to, my criminal background or lack of criminal background. I authorize the use by Easterseals Blake Foundation of the original or photocopy of this authorization. The Employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Employer does not discriminate in employment and no question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. I understand that just as I am free to resign at any time, the Employer reserves the right to terminate my employment at any time, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of the Employer has the authority to make any assurances to the contrary.

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