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Driver/Courier

Adult Services | Los Angeles, CA | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

Volunteers of America of Greater Los Angeles is a large, national not-for-profit organization founded in 1896. We provide a variety of social services to Los Angeles area communities such as Head Start programs, Upward Bound college prep programs, veterans’ services, homeless shelters, low-income housing program as well as drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Learn more at www.voala.org.                                                   

The Courier is responsible for performing scheduled courier services, including but not limited to, carrying articles, pick-up and delivery of packages, donations, documents, and other items as necessary.  Sorting, delivering, picking up mail, and other duties as directed.  Courier drivers provide a vital service to us by delivering parcels on deadline schedules and must always travel with care obeying all laws.

                                                                  (Schedule Friday thru Tuesday)

Responsibilities:

Driver:

  • Drive company vehicles in order to reach destinations to deliver messages or materials timely
  • Load vehicles with listed goods, ensuring goods are loaded correctly and taking precautions with hazardous or fragile goods
  • Unload and sort items collected and delivered according to delivery routes
  • Receive messages or materials to be delivered, and information on recipients, such as names, addresses,telephone numbers, and delivery instructions, communicated via telephone, or in person
  • Plan and follow the most efficient routes for delivering goods
  • Deliver messages and items, such as documents and packages, between work sites, and to other establishments as necessary
  • Maintain program vehicle in good operating condition by performing routine upkeep; such as monitoring fluid levels and replenishing fuel
  • Clean vehicle and equipment after deliveries
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent, actual related work experience may be substituted.
  • Experienced and dependable driver (catering/food delivery experience preferred)
  • Attention to detail, especially concerning counting accurately and organizing deliveries/equipment
  • Able to perform physical requirements of job, including ability to safely lift and operate wheeled carts and dollies
  • Takes pride in maintaining a clean, orderly environment and delivering a high quality product to schools
  • Fingerprint clearance required prior to employment
  • Must have valid California driver's license and have clean driving record to be insurable by VOALA insurance

Health Requirements:

  • Proof at the time of hire
    • TB clearance within 6 months prior
    • Annual Influenza vaccination (between Aug 1 – Dec 1)
    • Pertussis (whooping cough) and measles immunization
  • Health screening at the time of employment
  • Requires ability to interact with children in a busy environment including, but not limited to:
    • Able to lift up to 50 lbs
    • Frequently kneel and squat
    • Ability to move quickly
Volunteers of America is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law
This employer participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form 1-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.
If E-Verify cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, this employer is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact Department of Homeland Security (OHS) or Social Security Administration (SSA) so you can begin to resolve the issue before the employer can take any action against you, including terminating your employment.