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County of Calaveras is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The County of Calaveras Mental Health Division of the Health and Human Services Agency is seeking an Extra-Hire Transportation Officer to join their amazing team. This position has a variable schedule of up to19 hours per week and will be on an on-call basis. The incumbent will, under supervision, transport/accompany clients to a variety of sites; provides assistance with personal care, safety and needs; does related work as required.
Incumbents in these positions normally work on a temporary basis for either the County Mental Health or the County Probation Offices; they may be expected to work variable shifts/hours as need arises with little or no advance warning; the bulk of their duties relates to driving clients to assigned destinations per departmental directives; however, they may be expected to assume non-driving duties as indicated on an as needed basis.
- Transports and/or accompanies clients to and from place of residence, clinics, hospitals, board/care homes, juvenile homes, courts, Youth Authority and other locations.
- Assists clients in boarding transport vehicles.
- Ensures client, staff and public safety during transport.
- May assist clients with personal care needs.
- Ensures that clients adhere to schedules and arrive for appointments in a timely manner; checks vehicles for routine maintenance and safety needs.
- May assist professional and technical staff with client care activities and other related program needs.
Safe driving practices applicable to transportation of clients and other personnel.
Skill and Ability to:
Accurately assess transport and safety needs; handle scheduling demands, ensuring timely transport of clients; quickly assess client needs and respond appropriately; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide variety, of individuals; assist with care activities pertinent to a mental health or clinical setting; deal effectively with safety and other crisis issues which may arise during the course of work; effectively and efficiently follow departmental policies and procedures.
Education, Training and Experience:
Equivalent to high school education; experience working with mental health clients, juveniles and/or probationers helpful; demonstrated safe driving record highly desirable.
Licenses, Certificates, or Registrations:
Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
Requires possession of current and valid California class C driver’s license; incumbents in certain positions may be required to obtain a valid class B driver’s license after appointment.
Interested individuals must submit the following:
- Calaveras County application
- DMV Print Out (No more than 30 days old.)
Application materials will be reviewed to evaluate the specific qualifications of each applicant and determine which applicants will continue in the screening process. Incomplete application information will result in the candidate being screened out of the process. Those candidates identified as having qualifications best suited for the position will be invited to participate in the interview process.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
Mobility to work in a standard office environment; use standard office equipment; physical ability to sit or otherwise remain stationary at work post for long periods of time; manual dexterity to use standard office equipment and supplies and to manipulate both single sheets of paper and large documents holders (binders, manuals, etc.); vision to read handwritten and printed materials and a computer screen; hearing and speech to communicate in person and by telephone.
This class description lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Not all duties are necessarily performed by each incumbent. Incumbents may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in the documents and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.