This class is responsible for operating vehicles for the transport of physically, mentally and developmentally disabled persons and volunteer workers.
Nature and Scope
A class incumbent functions under general supervision from a technical/administrative superior. Work involves transporting physically, mentally and developmentally disabled persons and volunteer workers between their place of residence and community treatment or recreational facilities and/or transporting patients to hospitals, doctor's offices, etc. from a State operated facility. The incumbent may be required to lift and otherwise assist disabled persons in and out of vehicles and other facilities. A significant aspect of the work involves understanding and dealing with the special needs of clients displaying anti-social and disruptive behavior. In addition, an incumbent is responsible for the routine maintenance and cleaning of the vehicles and may operate facilities support service vehicles requiring a Class B driver's license.
Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
Operates vehicles providing inter-community transportation of incapacitated persons and volunteer workers.
Ensures seating and wheelchair restraints are appropriate to the specific needs of each person.
Performs routine maintenance to ensure safe mechanical condition and cleanliness of vehicles.
Assists with passengers boarding and exit of vehicles and other facilities.
May operate facility support service vehicles such as trash, laundry and food trucks.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
The intent of the listed knowledge, skills and abilities is to give a general indication of the core requirements for all positions in the class series; therefore, the KSA’s listed are not exhaustive or necessarily inclusive of the requirements of every position in the class.
Knowledge of practices and procedures of vehicular operation and maintenance.
Knowledge of passenger restraint methods and equipment.
Knowledge of roads and highways within assigned geographic area.
Knowledge of basic first aid.
Skill in techniques of defensive driving.
Ability to assist with lifting incapacitated clients/patients.
Ability to calm and restrain persons displaying disruptive or physically threatening behavior.
Ability to perform routine vehicular maintenance.
Ability to maintain vehicular logs and record passenger behavior problems.
JOB REQUIREMENTS for Attendant Chauffeur Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:
Possession of a valid Driver's License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).