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Driver (class B)

BRC – San Jose, California
Department BRC
Employment Type Part-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

POSITION:                           B-Class Shuttle Driver

PROGRAM/LOCATION:      Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) and Cold Weather Shelter (CWSP)/

                                            San Jose; Gilroy, Sunnyvale, Mountain View

SUPERVISOR:                    Fleet Coordinator/Emergency Shelter Services Director

STATUS:                             Part-time (20-25 hrs./week), On-call; Non-exempt

 

PROGRAMS SUMMARY:

The Boccardo Reception Center (BRC) is the largest homeless shelter and service facility in Santa Clara County with a capacity of up to 250 homeless persons. The BRC is a multi-service facility that offers numerous programs and services, including year-round emergency shelter, a medical clinic, public benefits enrollment and advocacy, job search and retention assistance, group workshops and additional resources, information and referral to community partners, housing search and financial assistance, and free restroom, shower, and laundry facilities. The BRC facility is open and staffed seven days per week, 24 hours per day.

HomeFirst has also operated the Cold Weather Shelter Program (CWSP) since 1987 to provide temporary shelter during the cold weather and rainy season to people who are homeless. Our focus is on providing a safe environment and the basic necessities of life.

 

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

>Safely operate 16+ passenger shuttle/van

>Deliver clients to preset destinations according to a schedule

>Must maintain trip logs with details (passenger count, route details, etc.)

>Keep neat, complete vehicle logs, including Maintenance, Route Details, and Fuel

>Must have expertise in handling the shuttle and ability to complete minor maintenance tasks such as oil checks, tire pressure, air filter, etc.

>Help maintain and keep the shuttle clean and operational

>Provide daily inspections and report any deficiencies to manager immediately

>Must be aware of city roadways and be able to interpret road maps

>Transport and pick-up supplies to/from other programs/facilities, such as the shelters, jail, etc.

>Attend all meetings relevant to the position

>Assist with other duties assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid California class B Driver License with authorization/endorsement for 15 or more passengers
  • Minimum one year of B-Class driving experience
  • Experience working with the homeless population preferred
  • Experience in customer service preferred

Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

  • Able to follow directions, read maps, and familiarity with Santa Clara County
  • Able to follow written and oral instructions and take direction
  • Ability to work with people of diverse social backgrounds
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • High level of flexibility and ability to prioritize appropriately
  • Ability to present oneself and the agency professionally to internal and external audiences
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Walk, bend, twist, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and crouch
  • Able to regularly lift up to 30 lbs. 

Characteristics

  • Valid California Driver License and auto insurance
  • NO Major Moving Violations within the past 4 years (e.g. DUI, driving while license suspended/revoked, etc.)
  • Acceptable driving record (no excessive tickets, at-fault accidents, etc.)
  • Able to pass standard background check and fingerprinting
  • Must have clear drug tests
  • Sensitivity to the needs of homeless individuals and families
  • Observant of the environment and the people within it
  • Desire to continually develop skills and increase knowledge
  • Value being part of a coordinated team
  • High level of professionalism with internal and external audiences
  • Strong sense of accountability
  • Must be over 18 years old

 

ABOUT THE AGENCY:

We serve more than 4,000 adults, veterans, families, and youth each year at seven locations, including the Boccardo Reception Center, which is the county’s largest homeless services center. In more than 35 years of experience, we’ve learned that everyone has the potential to get housed and stay housed. We are relentlessly focused on eliminating barriers to housing and stability for everyone we serve.

Home First is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

*LOCAL APPLICANTS ONLY

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  • Location
    San Jose, California
  • Department
    BRC
  • Employment Type
    Part-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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