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Driver/Maintenance Worker I, Respite Bed Program

​CAMBA's Respite Bed Program is a network of over 35 churches and synagogues who donate their time and space to serve homeless clients of The Gathering Place, CAMBA's Drop-In Center.  Each site provides a safe bed and a warm dinner to between 6 and 20 guests nightly.  This allows the guests to spend their days focused on overcoming homelessness, rather than on finding a place to sleep.  Every site is run differently, but they have many things in common.  All engage committed and compassionate volunteers; all provide a safe and friendly place for people in need; all serve nutritious and hot dinners; and all are secular despite being run out of houses of worship.  CAMBA's Respite Bed Program staff work to ensure that this dedicated network has all the resources and support necessary to provide the nightly services.  The staff team recruits, trains, places, schedules and supports volunteers; ensures that sites have necessary physical equipment and supplies (beds and linen); and coordinates daily with the drop-in center about client issues including transportation, screening, orientation and appropriate behavior.  Additionally, CAMBA runs one respite site directly, overseeing all operations and supervising all volunteers. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to:

(1) operate a variety of company vehicles to transport passengers such as clients, employees, and/or supplies and materials; (2) make repairs, paint, and perform other upkeep functions to maintain the organization's physical facilities, and clients' apartments; (3) load, unload, and carry furniture and supplies up stairs and move furniture and supplies as needed; (4) clean exterior grounds around building and dumpster; (5) fulfill security and/or courier/messenger or marketing tasks in addition to maintenance tasks; including the following: 

  • Ensure that vehicle is properly serviced in accordance with maintenance schedule.
  • Perform daily pre-trip vehicle inspection prior to first trip of the day.
  • Immediately report vehicle and/or equipment that are inoperable, missing or improperly utilized.
  • Complete vehicle travel log for all trips.
  • Assist passengers needing assistance in order to enter and/or exit vehicle.
  • Keep vehicle clean and/or free of litter at all times.
  • Deliver cleaning supplies, linen, and personal care items.
  • Clean rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, rest rooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas.
  • Sweep, scrub, wax, and polish floors.
  • Clean rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and draperies.
  • Replace light bulbs.
  • Dust furniture and equipment.
  • Transport trash and waste to disposal area and consolidate for pickup.

MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Sufficient education and technical expertise: to comprehend written and oral instructions (work orders); to accomplish maintenance tasks; and to document accomplished tasks.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Must have a valid New York State Driver's License and excellent driving history.
  • Must complete NYS Approved Defensive Driving Classes every 3 years.
  • Must take Refresher Computerized Defensive Driver class
  • Must remain insurable based on CAMBA's point system throughout the duration of employment.
  • If required to drive 15 passenger van, must score at least 80% on computerized 15 passenger van improvement test every year.
  • If required to drive 15 passenger van, must pass an observed Van Road Test.
  • Acknowledge review of CAMBA's Transportation Policy.       

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