Southwest Key Programs Inc.

  • Transportation Specialist - Relief

    Location US-TX-Brownsville
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/11/2019 6:13 PM)
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  • Job Summary:

    The Transportation Specialist (TS) is responsible for escorting and transferring physical custody of Unaccompanied Children (UC) from the assigned emergency shelter to another Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelter or a sponsor. The Transportation Specialist is required to maintain a flexible, organized and efficient work schedule and is subject to work extended hours, weekends and be on-call. The ideal candidate can work independently and as a team player. Must be able to travel weekly for up to two overnight trips per week. The temporary assignment may last up to a three month period with limited scheduled days off. Travel expenses paid, plus competitive hourly wage. 

    Essential Functions:

    • Transferring physical custody of Unaccompanied Children from the assigned emergency shelter to another ORR shelter or to a sponsor via ground or air transportation
    • Provide direct supervision of Unaccompanied Children in-transit, and maintain line-of-sight supervision at all times
    • Maintain current training requirements in accordance with ORR policies and procedures for direct care standards
    • Seek or coordinate medical care if Unaccompanied Child(ren) becomes ill while in transit
    • Provide meals or snacks to Unaccompanied Child(ren) while in transit
    • Retain and transmit the Unaccompanied Child(ren)’s transport documents, personal property, and prescription medication
    • Verify the identity of the sponsor prior to the sponsor taking physical custody of the Unaccompanied Child(ren)
    • Able to drive either 12 to 15 passenger vehicles, mini-vans, or cars
    • Must be able to sit or stand for long periods
    • Able to react to change productively and handle other essential tasks as assigned
    • Will be required to attend training for Defensive Driving, State specific Food Handlers certification, First Aid/CPR and Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • Associate’s Degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college (a high school diploma with two or more years of relevant experience may be substituted for an associate’s degree)
    • Two years documented experience in a field related to human services or a similar occupational area
    • Experience working with at-risk youth
    • Basic computer skills
    • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
    • Clear criminal background check and drug screen
    • Clear Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) or child protective services check
    • Clear Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)

    Physical Demands:

    Must be able to obtain Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification and First Aid Certification (CPR). Must be able to supervise clients during all forms of transportation via airline and ground travel. Must be able to fly up to two (2) overnight stays per trip, per week. Bending, stooping and lifting up to 15 lbs required to complete daily tasks. Job requires extended periods of sitting and standing (up to 6+ hours).

    Work Environment:

    This is a twenty four hour residential emergency shelter facility at which minors receive multiple services. Work shifts are subject to change. Noise levels vary from mild to moderate.


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