The Salvation Army - Central Territory

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Driver/Golden Diners/Elgin, IL

Driver/Golden Diners/Elgin, IL

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Food Services
Regular Part-Time

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POSITION TITLE:                       Driver


Approximately 16 hours per week, Mon-Tues-Wed-Fri mornings.  Start time is 9:00AM  $9.25 per hour + Mileage reimbursement.  



LOCATION/DEPT:                      Golden Diners Nutrition Program


REPORTS TO:                           Site Manager



It is necessary the Driver be familiar with the purpose and philosophy of the Program and in hearty accord with the same, namely:


To provide older Americans, 60 years of age and over, with low cost nutritionally sound meals. Promote better health among the older segment of our population through improved nutrition, thus reducing the isolation of old age, and offering the older American the opportunity to live their remaining years in dignity.  Offer cooperation with the total program, and be willing to offer suggestions for improvement and to step into an emergency (should the need arise).




  1. Assist kitchen personnel with portioning food into individual containers. Assist with packing meals for the routes.
  1. Deliver meals on route assignment of the day.
  1. Maintain temperatures so that hot meals are held at 140oF or higher and cold foods are held at 40oF or lower and keep Site Manager informed of any problems.
  1. Keep home delivered meal bags clean and sanitized.
  1. Watch for signs of any changes regarding participants, i.e., failing health or well enough to be removed from route, etc. Report to Site Manager anything deemed important about the participant.
  1. Maintain route records for alternate drivers.
  1. Return to site after meals are delivered to submit the following reports to Site Manager:
    1. Record of delivery (HDM daily delivery sheet)
    2. Changes for next day
    3. Notify Site Manager of any concerns regarding clients
  1. Exercise care and caution while delivering meals by obeying all traffic rules.
  1. Personal appearance must be neat, clean and appropriate for representation of The Salvation Army.
  1. All other duties as assigned.



  • High School diploma or GED equivalent preferred.
  • Understand and practice of the regulations of food handling and sanitation.
  • Previous experience working with the older population helpful.



  • Valid Drivers License.
  • Furnish own reliable car with adequate liability insurance.
  • Capable of following directions.
  • A wholehearted acceptance of the idea of service to older Americans, displaying empathy, an understanding of their needs, abilities, idiosyncrasies and appreciation for the opportunity of serving them.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative and be a self starter.
  • A positive attitude and the ability to be flexible in light of changing job situations/priorities.
  • Supportive of the mission of The Salvation Army.



This individual will only commit Army resources that have been allocated or approved.


This individual will keep the Site Manager informed on all critical issues relating to his/her area of responsibility.


This individual will adhere to all Army policies and procedures in carrying out the responsibilities of this position.



This position is required to do light to moderate physical work.  Must be able to lift or move at least 20lbs.


In order to successfully perform the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to operate a vehicle.    


Must be able to walk up and down stairs and operate a vehicle.  May need to drive in inclement weather.


The work environment for this position includes an office or outdoor environment with a low to high noise level.  



Approximately 16 hours per week, Mon-Tues-Wed-Fri mornings.  Start time is 9:00AM  $9.25 per hour + Mileage reimbursement.  



Non-Exempt/Flexible Part-Time