Job Objective

Van drivers transport guests from the overnight host Congregations to the Day Center at the YMCA (70 Forest Ave.) in the morning, and from the Day Center back to the overnight host congregation in the evening using a 15-passenger van.

Responsibilities

1. On Saturday mornings, use the 15-passenger van to pick up the families from the congregation at approximately 9am and transport them to the Day Center. Remain with the guests until 10am. Please note that times may vary on some weeks but that this is the default.
2. On Sunday mornings, pick up families from the congregation at 7am and bring them to the Day Center. Stay with guest families until 8am.
3. On Sunday mornings, leave the Day Center at 8am and return to the host congregation to load the GPFP beds into the van. Bring the beds to the next host congregation and unload the beds from the van.

4. Arrive at 4:30 and close up the Day Center.
5. Transport guests from the Day Center to the host congregation at approximately 5:00 p.m.
6. Transport van to overnight parking area.
7. Provide hospitality to guests and maintain guest confidentiality at all times.

Accountability

Drivers report and are accountable to the Associate Director.

Qualifications

The van driver must be at least 25 years of age, have a valid driver’s license, and have a driving record that shows no DUIs, and no accidents or moving violations in the past three years. Must be able to comfortably lift 40 pounds. Van drivers must also have an ability to relate well to people from diverse backgrounds and a sensitivity to the issues related to family homelessness.

Hours Required

Both morning and evening shifts are compensated at 1.5 hours each at a minimum. The Sunday morning shift is longer because it includes an extra trip to transport the beds between Host Congregations.

Other Information

GPFP provides the 15-passenger van, which is insured.

Background Checks

Background checks are required for the van driver including a driving record check. GPFP will request the background checks and pay the related cost upon completion of the application and consent by the van driver applicant.

Wage/Benefits

This position pays $13/hr. Benefits of working for GPFP include the opportunity to provide a meaningful service to a nonprofit organization and the families it serves; also an opportunity to interact with people from diverse backgrounds.

Send inquiries to Executive Director, sara@greaterportlandfamilypromise.org