Part time schedule, 12 hours a week, 9 AM-1 PM, Mon/Wed/Fri. The Hadley Council on Aging is seeking a principal van driver for its transportation program. The transportation program, which has been temporarily suspended since March 2020 due to COVID-19, will resume in July 2020, but the driving schedule will begin on Monday, July 20 or later. Class D driver’s license required. Immediately after hiring, the driver will complete a series of MA Dept. of Transportation trainings (currently offered online). Candidates with CPR/First Aid certification are preferred, but training can be provided. Occasional ability to work later due to HCOA programs required, as well as occasional ability to drive for special trips on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Qualified drivers must pass a CORI background check. Drivers must be comfortable using a hands-free, mounted smart phone to be in communication with the HCOA transportation coordinator, be willing to help passengers use the wheelchair lift to board the van when needed, and be willing to help those passengers who need it buckle into their seats and secure their wheelchairs. Occasional close contact with passengers is required. Drivers must also sanitize the van between trips according to a provided protocol, clear the van of snow and ice when needed, refuel at the Hadley DPW, monitor and refill fluids, and be aware of basic maintenance requirements like oil changes and yearly inspections. Good communication skills, patience, and kindness are required. Mask wearing is required; all needed PPE will be provided. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds and help passengers load groceries. Salary: $15.00/hour. Submit letter of interest and résumé to HCOA Director Hayley Wood: or mail to Hadley COA, 100 Middle Street, Hadley, MA 01035.

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Massachusetts Councils
on Aging

116 Pleasant Street, Suite 306
Easthampton, MA 01027
Telephone: 413-527-6425
Fax: 413-527-7138