Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley
  • 07-Oct-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Nutrition Program
  • Lowell, MA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore

Position Overview: The Home Delivered Meals Driver/Site Aide works directly with the Site Coordinator and Site Manager to oversee Meal Site, scheduling volunteer drivers, assigning daily routes to volunteers as well as transports prepared meals to home-bound elders and community members with a disability within a specific geographic area. The driver performs a wellness check for each consumer and serves as a link between Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore and the consumer. This position also serves as the Primary back up to the Site Coordinator at the meal site location.

Essential Job Functions: (Core duties or tasks that are fundamental and not marginal to the performance of the job)

  • Ensures that meals are safely packaged in approved food containers to maintain proper holding
  • Reports any issues regarding poor or unsafe food
  • Loads meal containers into personal vehicle.
  • Follows all traffic and safety laws while on
  • Delivers meals to consumers according to a predetermined
  • Delivers and sets up meals for consumers in their home when
  • Ensures that consumers with specific dietary requirements receive the corresponding
  • Conforms to any specific delivery instructions noted for the
  • Upon meal delivery, the driver confirms that the consumer is at home and reports any unusual
  • Performs a wellness checks by delivering each meal directly to the
  • Records each meal delivery on the route
  • Reports any issues or concerns regarding the consumer immediately to the office and
  • Records and reports if a consumer is not at home when the meal delivery is attempted and discards the Meals may only be consumed by the intended recipient.
  • Communicates routine information received from the consumer and family members to appropriate agency
  • Demonstrates flexibility with changes to delivery schedules or
  • Other related duties as

Non-essential Job Functions

  • Attends meetings as required, including staff meetings, in-service trainings, utilization reviews, and collateral agency

Requirements

  • Able to read, write, understand, and interpret basic
  • Must have own transportation, current driver's license and must show proof of automobile insurance with a minimum liability coverage of $20,000/$40,000.
  • Requires lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, getting in and out of a vehicle up to 30 times per day, bending, reaching, twisting, walking, and climbing multiple flights of stairs at residences that do not have elevators.
  • Requires driving in four season weather conditions.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Ability to listen effectively and respond to consumers and related parties in a supportive
  • Exhibits strong time management
  • Communicates
  • Ability to work

Hours: 20 per week

AA/EOE

ESMV/NS is strongly committed to fostering a professional environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. It is important that our employees reflect the diverse communities we serve. We maintain a work atmosphere that allows people of varied backgrounds to grow professionally and contribute to our mission by promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and work-life balance.

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