We're Hiring!

     

 

Paratransit Drivers 
Part Time - $9.75/hr.

(Lee, Hendry, Glades, Sarasota and Manatee Counties)

 

  

Good Wheels is aware of the importance of employing skilled staff.  This is done through our hiring practices and on-going training.  Our staff is selected on the basis of their ability, experience, training, driving record and character, without regard to race, national origin, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, age, personal appearance, family responsibilities, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship, veteran status, or other legally protected status.

 

Benefits:

Good Wheels strives to provide a competitive package of employee benefit programs for its eligible employees.  Complete and official details of insurance and payroll plans are contained in materials you receive during orientation. A number of the programs such as social security, workers’ compensation, and unemployment insurance cover all employees in the manner described by law.

 

The following is a brief highlight of some of the benefits for Good Wheels full-time employees:

 

>   Health Insurance 

>   Dental Insurance 

>   Vision Insurance

>   Life Insurance

>   AFLAC  

 

>   401(k) Thrift Plan

>   PTO (Paid Time Off)     

>   Paid Holidays

>   EAP (Employee Assistance Program)

>   Uniforms

 

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Paratransit Drivers - FT and PT - $9.75/hr. 

 

Our Paratransit Drivers operate lift-equipped, paratransit vehicles safely and efficiently in the door-to-door transport of passengers to scheduled sites; assists passengers on and off assigned vehicles which may include passengers with wheelchairs and other durable medical devices; assures the safety of passengers while riding in assigned vehicles; reports schedule delays, accidents, passenger incidents, medical/behavioral problems, emergencies, vehicle equipment failure and/or unusual  circumstances to Dispatch and maintains accurate records and logs of trip information as required. The schedules for this position vary between the hours of 4:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., six days per week (includes rotating Saturdays) and holidays (other than our six designated company holidays).

 

The minimum qualifications include, but are not limited to:

  • Valid Florida Driver License

  • Clean driving record for the past 7 years

  • At least 25 years of age with three years driving experience for insurability

  • Must submit a local background check with application (can be obtained from local sheriff's office)

  • Level II Background Check - renewed every 5 years

  • Extensive knowledge of assigned geographical area (Lee, Sarasota or Manatee County)

  • Prior experience in the Transportation field transporting passengers highly preferred

  • Signed release for obtaining drug testing records from previous employers

  • GPS technology and ability to operate tablets required

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills (must speak, read, comprehend and

    write English fluently to communicate with our passengers, emergency personnel, the 

    public and co-workers)       

  • Desire to help people

  • Reliable

  • Responsible

  • Team player

If a job offer is made for a Paratransit Driver, pre-employment drug testing, a Local background check, a Level II  background check, a DOT physical and dexterity test will be required.

 

Incumbents will be subject to post-employment (random) drug testing in accordance with Department of Transportation regulations for safety-sensitive positions.

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All job offers are contingent upon successful completion of the above requirements where stated   and the ability to provide the required documents to prove eligibility to work in the United States.

 

Please click here for an employment application.

 

All positions require a completed application.

 

No calls, please!

 

After completely filling out the form, email it to jobs@goodwheels.org or fax it to 239-768-7183. Applications are also available for completion at 10075 Bavaria Road, Fort Myers, FL  33913 and are accepted, in person, Monday - Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.