MIFA – Job Alert

Meals Driver

MIFA’s mission: Supporting the independence of vulnerable seniors and families in crisis through high-impact programs. Our vision: Uniting the community through service. Our values are to welcome and respect all people, act with integrity, value individual initiative and ability, serve individuals and the community as an act of faith, and balance humanitarian goals with sound business practices.

MIFA provides a workplace that supports our strategic goal of serving more. Our people strategies create a culture that:

  • assumes 100% accountability for the quality and integrity of our work
  • embraces the use of technology
  • encourages big and small innovation in problem solving, project management and idea generation
  • is vibrant, adapts to change and offers opportunities for personal and professional growth

Position summary

The Meals on Wheels Driver will deliver meals to all sites and clients in a safe and efficient manner and will maintain all MIFA policies and procedures and adhere to the vehicle operations manual.

 Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
  • Valid Driver’s License with F Endorsement.
  • Six months experience in a driver related capacity.

Major responsibilities and related tasks

  • Deliver meals timely and efficiently
    • Check hot and cold meal counts for accuracy against assigned route
    • Load supplies and food containers into van in a timely manner
    • While loading supplies and food containers into van do so safely, using proper lifting techniques (bending knees, using two hands, feet firmly planted)
    • Ensure all temperature-controlled food devices are clean and working properly
    • Log in to Mobile Meals Application for assigned route details
    • Maintain time schedule so meals arrive in a timely manner
    • Run route within rated time (not to exceed 5 hours and 30 minutes daily unless authorized in advance)
    • Return empty temperature-controlled devices and used utensils to the kitchen daily when returning from your route. Place equipment in designated area.
    • Finalize daily completion of assigned route in mobile app. Confirm all delivered/non- delivered meals. Document in Mobile App any changes or challenges and finally sign signature page, submit and log out.
    • Communicate effectively with Supervisor on route changes needed, problems, etc.
    • Willing to drive/deliver at congregate or HDM sites. Cross-train on various routes
    • Conduct monthly wellness checks in Mobile App to document daily living needs of clients
  • Maintain Safe Driving Habits
  • Complete daily Pre-Trip and Post- Trip inspection form to ensure vehicle safety
  • Complete the Odometer reading form daily
  • Maintain appropriate fuel levels and secure assigned gas card
  • Maintain daily cleanliness of vehicle, picking up any trash or debris inside
  • Follow all driving rules and regulation while driving on the road, and around the facility
  • Report any traffic violations or incidents immediately
  • Drive defensively: be aware of vehicles around you, maintain speed within legal limits, do not use cell phone while driving, use your seat belt
  • Communicate with Supervisor any maintenance needed
  • Display effective customer service ability amongst co-workers, clients and other drivers on the roadway
  • Record Keeping/Compliance
  • Attend Monthly Meetings (safety, training, company updates, new procedures)
  • Use Paylocity to maintain accurate time sheet records
  • Sign in and out daily, with accurate times. Dispatch starts at 8am, sign in and begin work no earlier than 7:45 am and no later than 8:00am.
  • Complete Route Sheets as required, using Mobile App marking number of meals delivered or not delivered, and time of delivery or attempted delivery, reason for non-delivery daily.
  • Call into the office when trying to deliver a meal and no one answers, office personnel will call client to see if home, this is required to get a second verification
  • Keep accurate mileage logs using the “odometer reading” form; this is to be done daily
  • Secure any donations and log them in when return from your trip, get office personnel to verify donation amounts, once done put donations in proper company safe
  • Congregate routes – make sure all food is accounted for (hot meals, milk, bread, desserts and frozen meals) Check each site by verifying each cooler/Cambros for hot meals, desserts, milk and bread and verify before signing off on Bateman meal forms. Every congregate site has serving times for clients, must deliver meals before the particular serving time for each congregate site. (This is directly related to funding source requirements.)
  • On HDM routes verify that actual meals count matches with route sheet, count hot meals in cooler to make sure they match the number of meals on the route sheet. (This is directly related to funding source requirements.)
  • Embrace the use of technology by Signing in and out daily on the Mobile Meals Application

Other Responsibilities 

  • Promotes and displays professional conduct and attitude that is conducive to teamwork and the meeting of organizational and departmental goals.
  • Be willing to drive either congregate or HDM routes as the need arises
  • Ability to welcome and respect people of diverse ages, races, with sensitivity to civic & cultural issues
  • Ability to read a map book, schedule and to follow directions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients
  • Ability to keep accurate records such as Mileage Logs, Timesheets, Schedule, etc.
  • Other duties assigned to meet goals of the department
  • First Aid/CPR Certification eligible– (will provide)

Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A

Reports to

Director of MOWstarting rate $13.52 per hour

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk (or means to transport oneself); sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move 15 to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision.

 Work environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high. Position may also require ongoing or periodic exposure to high crime environments. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to moderate to high levels of stress during peak periods, and atypical work hours are periodically required.

 MIFA benefits: Depending on hours worked,MIFA employees may be eligible to participate in the following benefits programs on or before the 90-day trial period: Medical and dental insurance plans, short-term disability, long-term disability, employee assistance program, paid time-off (PTO), employer sponsored life insurance, paid holidays, and MIFA’s matching 401k plan after a year of service, subject to open enrollment periods.

 MIFA employment guidelines:

MIFA is an equal opportunity employer. MIFA is a non-smoking facility.

 Employment documents: (1) Application and/or resume; (2) I-9; (3) Form W-4; (4) Official transcripts verifying education if education is a requirement of the job. Employment authorization and identification: Current federal law requires that documents be presented which verify both employment authorization and identification. One or more of the following documents must be presented before employment: Social Security card, state driver’s license/identification, U.S. birth certificate, U.S. passport, other U.S. government document.

Please note that it is the practice of MIFA not to allow the employment of relatives or of those living at the same address other than in the job classifications of special, temporary, or substitute.

To apply

Apply online by clicking here.

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