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Transportation Specialist

Company: The Village for Families and Children
Location: Springfield
Posted on: March 14, 2019

Job Description:

Are you a great driver with a strong sense of responsibility for safely transporting youth? Do you have impeccable punctuality and a knack for building rapport with your passengers? Become a LYNC Transportation Assistant at The Village! ABOUT LINKING YOUTH TO NATURAL COMMUNITIES Linking Youth to Natural Communities (LYNC) is a center-based program for at-risk youth and families. LYNC provides supports and services to help court-involved youth, ages 12 - 17, overcome challenges and remain safely in the community. The program provides a comprehensive array of individualized, strength-based services to target behavior change and recidivism reduction. Staff aim to ensure meaningful connections to community-based and natural supports to promote youth and family success. ABOUT THE VILLAGE The Village was one of the first agencies in the country to provide homes for neglected children. Today, we continue to achieve our mission 'to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children' by providing a full range of behavioral health, early childhood and youth development, substance abuse treatment, and support services for children, families and adults in the Greater Hartford region. Our staff are energetic, enthusiastic, mission-driven and open to learning. If youd like to grow your career in a diverse and supportive environment rich with learning opportunities, join us! JOB SUMMARY Responsible for providing transportation to youth and families to and from the LYNC program as scheduled. Primarily group travel based or picking up multiple youth within a common destination. Provides feedback to supervisor(s) and clinical staff regarding any problems or difficulties relating to youth or family transports. RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for providing transportation to youth and families to and from LYNC program as per schedule. Engagement of youth and families while transporting. Attend trainings and meetings as needed to meet the requirements of the position. Maintain Mileage Log and all other required documentation. Reports vehicle problems to Property Management. Assists in weekly vehicle inspection and completion of forms. Reports any difficulties with youth or families while transporting to supervisor. Observes all traffic laws, safety regulations and safety procedures, i.e., safety belt use. Supervises behavior of youth and families while in the agency vehicle and immediately reports any incidents. Engage in strength-based, culturally competent, trauma-informed and gender responsive interactions with youth and families. Uphold all program expectations. Promote a safe, welcoming environment with a focus on risk reduction that and positive behavior change. Responsible for maintaining cleanliness within the vehicle. Other responsibilities as assigned. Experience and Skills: High school diploma or equivalent. Valid drivers license. At least twenty-one (21) years old. 1-2 years experience in transporting children or youth. No more than one moving violation or accident within the past three years. No DWI or DUI convictions. Some knowledge of Juvenile Justice System. Must be culturally competent to serve diverse client population. Bicultural, Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred. Ability to work in team environment. Ability to communicate effectively and to carry out basic clerical duties. Physically able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodations. Ability to drive a motor vehicle. Job Benefits: EMPLOYEE BENEFITS The Village offers a comprehensive flexible benefits package designed to aid in the health and well-being of our employees and their dependents, including: Good Health Medical and Prescription Coverage Health Savings Account (HSA), with employer contribution of up to $1,000 per year Dental and Vision Insurance Flexible Spending Account (FSA) Annual on-site flu clinics Secured Future Employer paid Life and AD&D Insurance Employer paid Dependent Life Insurance Employer paid Long-Term Disability Insurance Employer Paid Business Travel Insurance Retirement 403(b) Plan with Employer Contribution and Match Advancement in your Career Annual Professional License Reimbursement Clinical Supervision toward Licensure Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Student Loan Forgiveness Program National Health Service Corp (NHSC) Tuition Reimbursement Work/Life Balance Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Employer paid and confidential counseling services Paid Holidays Paid time off; including 15 days of vacation, 12 days of sick and bereavement leave

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