At Area 10 you can use your talents to make a difference in the community and gain valuable experience at the same time. We are currently seeking applicants for the positions listed below. Please contact us at (812) 876-3383 for additional information.
Part-Time, 25-29 hrs/wk. Starting pay-$10/hr.
This position reports directly to Dispatcher with access to the Assistant Transit Manager.
- Safe transportation of passengers in agency vehicles. Routes will be designated, most of which are diversified in nature because they are demand-responsive and include door-to-door service for patrons as assigned through the Dispatcher.
- Assistance of passengers including individuals confined to wheelchairs.
- Maintenance of records for the program including collecting and recording of data, filling out appropriate forms.
- Routine inspection and basic maintenance of vehicles (i.e., checking oil and gas levels, maintaining proper tire pressure, washing vehicles, etc.), reporting any problems with the vehicle and keeping the vehicle clean at all times.
- Collection of and accounting for fares and donations, sale of tickets and passes and handling of these monies and daily deposit of funds.
- Successful completion of training including First Aid, Blood borne Pathogens, Defensive Driving, Passenger Assistance Techniques, Safety, and Sensitivity Training with disabilities, Drug and Alcohol Awareness.
- Maintaining a good working relationship with passengers and staff.
- Promote public transit services and increase passenger trips.
- Abide by all FCC rules regarding radio communication.
- Performance of other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.
Commercial Drivers License, Class C or above, with passenger endorsement may be required. Able to assume the job responsibilities outlined above. Demonstrated vehicle driving skills, safe driving record, good physical condition, no criminal convictions. Satisfactory physical exams and drug and alcohol testing required as a condition of employment.
Important personality traits are cooperation, loyalty, dependability, safety-mindedness, politeness and ability to work without direct supervision. Also necessary are a neat appearance and respectful demeanor.
This position reports directly to the Fleet and Facilities Manager.
- Performs vehicle maintenance and ensures vehicles are reliable and safe for public transportation
- Performs preventative maintenance program for each Rural Transit vehicle which includes oil changes, spark plugs replacement, tune-ups, filter replacement.
- Performs repairs on all vehicles, as well as 5,000 mile, 10,000 mile, and 15,000 mile inspections.
- Makes diagnosis to determine if repairs are needed.
- Performs minor maintenance and repairs in and around the garage.
- Maintains maintenance records and submits maintenance reports to Fleet Manager on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
- Initiates purchase of parts needed for repairs.
- Certifies vehicle safety.
- Responds to road calls.
- Maintains contact with drivers to discuss vehicle problems and to respond to road calls.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Able to assume job responsibilities as outlined. Licensed mechanic preferred. Experience is essential in vehicle safety and maintenance, with Ford engines preferred. Excellent knowledge of brake systems and suspension systems is required. Experience with electrical systems is highly desired. Must pass fitness for duty and drug and alcohol screening prior to start date. Must have and maintain a good driving record.
- Must be able to exert up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently.
- Must be able to frequently bend, crouch, kneel, twist, push and pull.
- Must have normal hearing, with the aid of corrective devices, as needed.
- Must have normal vision, with the aid of corrective devices, as needed.
- Must be able to drive as needed.
- Must be able to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
- Must be able to lift up to 75 lbs.
- Must be able to stand and walk frequently.
- Must be able to climb and/or maintain balance.
- Must be free from fainting spells, blackouts, dizziness, or seizures.
- Must have the ability to tolerate exposure to dust, gas, and/or fumes and chemical compounds and solutions.
- Must be at least 18 years of age.
- Must be able to read parts manuals; to analyze, diagnose and repair equipment failures.
- Must have knowledge of appropriate IOSHA/OSHA guidelines.
- Must possess strong organization skills.
- Must have the ability to analyze and solve problems.
- Must have the ability to effectively communicate.
- Must have the ability to evaluate and determine the proper course of action in situations that pose a safety risk.
- CDL with passenger endorsement within six months of hire date
Important personality traits are the ability to relate well to drivers and Area 10 staff and to work well with selected local mechanics and supervisors. The individual should be dependable, cooperative, responsible and able to perform work independently.
Options Counselor, full-time non-exempt.
The Options Counselor serves as a critical team member of our ADRC, which serves as the single entry point for individuals in need of long term care supports and services. Options Counselor helps individuals identify and obtain the supports and services to assist them in meeting their needs. Counselor acts as advocate by providing information and referral services so individuals can make informed decisions.
- Provide person-centered planning in Options Counseling
- Assess individuals, determining needs, and refer them to appropriate resources based on their preferences
- Understand all available public and private resources
- Ensure compliance of state and federal guidelines related to Options Counseling service
- Develop initial person-centered plan of care, following individual’s preferences
- Advocate on behalf of the individual’s interests
- Serve as a team member on the ADRC team with cross-training and implementation of all ADRC related services, including phone counseling, face-to-face counseling, Money Follows the Person, and PASRR.
- Perform record keeping and data collection activities
- Ensure confidentiality of individual information
- Maintain the highest professional and ethical standards
- Area 10 Options Counselor will follow Code of Ethics as stated in Rule 21 of IAC 460 1.2-21-1
Options Counselor must be eligible for Care Management certification by the Division of Aging. Basic requirements follow. Additionally, become SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) Counselor certified within one year.
-Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling, Gerontology, or Nursing; OR
-Registered Nurse with one year experience in human service; OR
-Bachelor’s Degree in any other field with a minimum of two full-time, direct service experience with the elderly or persons with disabilities. The experience must include assessment, care plan monitoring: OR Master’s Degree in related field may substitute for the required experience.
Must be able to self-driven and organized, working equally individually and within a team environment. Excellent communicator who is comfortable visiting individuals in their home. Computer literate.