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Recreation Aide - Trip Leader/Van Driver - City of Issaquah ( Job # 18-0025)

Minimum Salary: $13.00 per hour
Maximum Salary: $15.00 per hour
Employment Type: Part Time
Department: Parks & Recreation
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)

Summary

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community? Look no further! This City of Issaquah Parks & Recreation Department is currently seeking a Trip Leader/Van Driver for our Senior Center. This part-time non-regular position provides weekday transportation to seniors traveling to and from the Issaquah Senior Center and local shopping centers. Additionally, this position leads trips for seniors around the Puget Sound region. This position requires exceptional customer service skills, high energy, and the ability to function independently. Commercial Driving License is not required.


Essential Functions
  • Safely operate a passenger bus on an assigned route, adhering promptly to time schedule.
  • Pick up passengers from their homes and transport them to the Issaquah Senior Center; return passengers to their homes.
  • Lead trips to various destinations around the region.
  • Ensure a sage environment in the van at all times by making sure doors are locked after loading, assisting passengers with entering and exiting the vehicle, driving safely, answering passenger inquiries, checking the van's condition regularly, and keeping the vehicle clean.
  • Good time management, reliability, and customer service.
  • Provide secure and safe transportation for passengers.
  • Report any suspicious activity.
  • Provide the highest level of service and maintain safe driving practices.
  • Accurately manage cash, check, and credit transactions, reports, and deposits.
  • Communicate appropriately with passengers and the Senior Center Manager.
  • Maintain a clean and hazard-free van.
  • Participate in staff meetings as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications

Education and Training:

High school diploma or G.E.D. required. Experience driving passengers, working with recreation programs, or working with seniors preferred. Must be 18 years of age or older.

Licenses and Certifications:

Applicants must be able to pass a background check and provide a three-year driving abstract. Driving record free of serious or frequent violations is required.

CPR/First Aid certification required within 6 months of hire.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Ability to remain calm and composed during sensitive or challenging situations.
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of styles and personalities.
  • Enjoy working with people and serving the public.
  • May be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 25 lbs.

Attachments

Location
Parks & Rec - Community Center
301 Rainier Blvd S
Issaquah, WA 98027