MOW Driver I
Company: Interfaith Ministries
Location: Houston , TX
Category: Warehouse, General
Job Type: Full Time
Posted: 5/6/2020
JOB DESCRIPTION:

BASIC RESPONSIBILITIES


To provide accurate, reliable and courteous daily meal delivery to Meals on Wheels program clients using personal transportation.

 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Report to work at the exact assigned shift time (not before or after).
  • Report any changes in a clients’ well-being (Wellness Check) to the respective MOW    Coordinator.
  • Operate and maintain personal vehicle with safety and courtesy to other drivers in the community.
  • Deliver daily meals directly to clients in a reliable and friendly manner.
  • Maintain cleanliness of the vehicle, meal carriers and personal hygiene.
  • Read and interpret the route maps provided by the Driver Coordinator.
  • Follow the assigned route and deliver the meals in a specified time frame required.
  • Keep records of own timesheets and exact time spent on a route. 
  • Report any deviations from and reasons for inability to deliver meals in a required time frame on a daily basis. 
  • Maintain accurate records of meal delivery by properly circling route sheets.
  • Keep accurate record of the count of daily meals served and submit a meals order for two days in advance.
  • Act as a liaison between the clients and Coordinator/Manager by providing details of missed meals, client absences or potential complaints.
  • Follow organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Attend organization’s meetings and other mandatory events during or after assigned work shift.
  • Attend MOW driver training before going on the first independent route.
  • Follow IM’s safety procedures.
  • Follow IM’s procedures related to the food handling and client service.
  • Come to work regularly (no more than 2 absences in two weeks and 3 in 90 days).
  • Request time off at least two weeks in advance.

 

ON-THE-JOB TRAINING:

 

First week on the job:

  • Learn the twenty most common Texas Administrative Code items
  • Learn the MOW funders
  • Within the first 90 days:
  • Complete the Maintenance Course
  • View two of five MOW educational videos
  • Complete IM’s driver safety class (in-house)
  • Become food certified 
     

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have a high school diploma or an equivalent.
  • Must be able to read and write English and follow written instructions.
  • Must be over 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record.
  • Must have reliable automobile, valid auto registration and inspection, and valid automobile liability insurance as required by law available for submission at all times during employment with the organization. 
  • Able to follow maps and written directions.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Friendly demeanor, courtesy and patience are required.
  • Able to lift 20 pounds on a regular basis.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Sitting while driving, standing, walking on uneven surfaces, and bending will be done on a daily basis. Seeing, hearing, and talking will be done constantly. Lifting 20 pounds on a regular basis, and carrying meals.  Meal delivery will require getting out of a car and delivering meals to the client’s house under different weather conditions (rain and high degree temperatures during summer).

LOCATION:

Houston, TX
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