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Transportation Worker (Full-Time AM) - Behavioral Health 107

Paramount, California, United States

Transportation Worker (Full-Time AM) - Behavioral Health 107

  • Paramount, California, United States

Founded in 1965, Telecare is a rapidly growing mental health care company dedicated to making a difference for our clients, the community, and our employees. We offer an array of mental health services to adults with serious mental illness. We partner with public sector entities and behavioral health organizations and have over 155 programs and over 4,300 employees across the country. And we 're growing all the time! When you work at Telecare, you help to empower thousands of individuals every day in their journeys of recovery.

As a part of the Telecare Family, La Paz is a 130 bed Gero-Psychiatric center which serves adults 65 and older.

Employment Status: Full-Time .8

Shift: AM 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Days: Varies as needed

POSITION SUMMARY
The Driver is responsible for transporting of members served to off-site appointments, as well as other transportation assignments.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Demonstrates the Telecare mission, purpose, values, and beliefs in everyday language and contact with the internal and external stakeholders
• Coordinates and schedules members served transportation, as directed
• Transports members served to scheduled appointments and outings
• Documents members served appointments, behavior, and any pertinent interactions in the medical record
• Monitors members served during transportation
• Conducts vehicle safety check before each use
• When assigned to a nursing station, performs the duties of a Mental Health Worker, as needed
• Demonstrates knowledge of CPI
• Must assist with restraint of members served in the event of assaultive behavior and pass assault crisis/crisis prevention training
Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted and/or changed at the discretion of management.

Position requires transporting Members in program van (acceptable driving)

QUALIFICATIONS
Required:
• A High School diploma or a G.E.D
• Demonstrated sensitivity to behavioral health issues and multi-cultural populations is required (e.g., family member, volunteer, or previous experience, related classes, stated interest)
• One (1) year of professional driving experience is required
• A valid Class "C" California Driver's License and insurability are required
• Acceptable driving record
• Must attain valid Class 'B' licensure (If transporting more than seven (7) persons served)
• Must be at least 18 years of age
• Must be CPR, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), and First Aid certified on date of employment or within 60 days of employment and maintain current certification throughout employment
• All opportunities at Telecare are contingent upon successful completion and receipt of acceptable results of the applicable post-offer physical examination, 2-step PPD test for tuberculosis, acceptable criminal background clearances, excluded party sanctions, and degree or license verification. Position requires driving, valid driver's license, a motor vehicle clearance and proof of auto insurance is required at time of employment and must be maintained throughout employment. Additional regulatory, contractual or local requirements may apply

SKILLS
• Able to work independently with limited supervision
• Able to read, write and speak English
• Experience working with severely and persistently mentally ill adults

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is occasionally required to stand, twist, squat, kneel and lift and carry items weighing 25 pounds or less as well as to frequently sit, walk, reach, bend, and do simple and firm grasping of up to 50 pounds. The position requires manual deviation, repetition and dexterity and constantly drive.

EOE AA M/F/V/Disability

Equal Opportunity Employer Description
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
Pay Transparency Policy Statement
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.