Driver - CDL
Company: Brookdale Senior Living
Location: Fort Myers
Posted on: June 11, 2021
Overview: Make Lives Better Including Your Own.
The happiness of those we serve is dependent on the happiness of
our associates, so you'll receive competitive compensation and a
benefits package with additional perks designed to make you smile.
The work you do will be challenging yet rewarding. But you'll earn
more than a paycheck; you can enjoy opportunities to grow your
career, as well as ongoing programs catered to your health,
financial, mental, and emotional needs. Most of all, we believe you
can find purpose, meaning, and the chance to be a part of something
bigger than yourself.
Veterans, transitioning active duty military personnel, and
military spouses are encouraged to apply.
We believe that in order to best serve our residents and patients,
we need to first serve our associates. One way we do that is
through our benefits. Our offerings include, but are not limited
Full-time and part-time associate benefits:
• 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
• Benefit plan package
• Employee Stock Purchase Program
• Pre-tax Commuter Benefit
• Associate Compassion Fund
• Associate Discounts
• Identity theft protection
• Pet savings and insurance plans
• Voluntary benefits available
Full-time associate benefits:
• Extensive Insurance Plans, including medical, dental, vision,
flexible spending account, health savings account and more.
• Paid Time Off
• Adoption Benefit
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Company-provided life insurance and accidental death and
• Voluntary STD and LTD Responsibilities: Under close supervision,
drives a large capacity passenger bus to transport residents to
activities, errands, and destinations. Properly operates bus and
ensures the safety of all passengers.
- Drives daily and weekly route schedules to transport residents
to shopping, entertainment, worship, medical offices, etc. Also
drives residents to specially scheduled events.
- Assists residents in and out of the bus utilizing the
wheelchair lift and/or stairs, if needed. Carries and loads oxygen
tanks and follows basic instructions and precautions for their use.
Carries belongings, opens doors, and cautions residents on steps
and other objects in their path. Opens/closes and loads/unloads
walkers and wheelchairs.
- Conducts daily checks of bus operation including fuel, oil,
wipers, fluids, interior and exterior lights, etc. Notifies
supervisor of concerns and needs. Drives bus to service center to
obtain needed repairs and services. Maintains records and logs of
internal and external service.
- Fills the bus with gasoline at pre-approved service
- Ensures the interior and exterior of the bus is cleaned.
Vacuums interior and collect and disposes of garbage. Wipes
surfaces. Cleans windows. Washes exterior as necessary.
- Responds appropriately and in a safe manner in the event of
unforeseen operational malfunctions. Follows emergency procedures
and ensures the protection of passengers. Ensures requirements
relating to emergency exit doors, eating, drinking and smoking in
or near vehicle are followed at all times.
- Interacts with residents in a friendly manner providing
meaningful attention and communicating concerns of resident's
health to management as appropriate.
- Responds appropriately to resident emergencies by calling or
contacting appropriate internal and external parties according to
established protocol. May also assist with disaster management
efforts and activities during evacuations, (i.e. fires, hurricanes,
- May also assist with activities and scheduled events such as
bingo. Runs errands for events and community as requested.
This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities
for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent
a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should
perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.
Qualifications: Education and Experience
High school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED) is required.
Minimum of one year successful experience operating a bus is
required. Prior experience working with seniors preferred.
Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special
Current Class C CDL with no major driving violations for the past
three (3) years. Current certification from Office of
Superintendent of Public Instruction on bus driver training
preferred. CPR training and certification may be required.
Uses limited independent judgment to make decisions based on
precedents and established guidelines. Solves problems using
standard procedures and precedents. Knows when to refer issues to
supervisor and when to handle them personally.
Knowledge and Skills
Has a working knowledge of a skill or discipline that requires
basic analytic ability. Has an overall understanding of the work
environment and process. Has working knowledge of the organization.
Ability to operate buses with proper certifications for capacity
exceeding 19 passengers. Knowledge of large bus operations and
mechanics and ability to respond appropriately and in a calm and
reassuring manner in case of operational emergency. Knowledge of
oxygen tank, wheel chair and walker operation and safety measures.
Must be willing to communicate with residents of various levels of
functioning and various types of personalities. Ability to speak
and write English fluently in order converse with residents as
needed. Willingness and ability to assist in and stay calm when
executing the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
Willingness to communicate perceived physical and emotional needs
of residents to other skilled staff to assist with addressing their
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
- Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
- Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure
- Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
- Reach with hands and arms
- Climb or balance
- Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
- Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting
- Talk or hear
- Ability to lift: Up to 50 pounds
- Requires Travel: Frequently
Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free
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