DSP - Transportation
Job Opportunity at The Workshops, Inc.

Posted on May 16


Location: Canton, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4158568

Do you love to drive?  We have the job for you! 

We are looking for a route driver to provide transportation for adults with disabilities to and from various locations.  

Job Title:                                Direct Support Professional

Department:                           Transportation

Reports To:                           Transportation Manager

FLSA Status:                         Non-Exempt

Normal Work Week:             Varied

Last Update:                         January 2018


Summary:  Safely transports participants, supplies, and equipment to various sites.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include:  (1) safely transports participants.


  • Safely transports participants as assigned by Supervisor.
  • Ensures the health and safety of participants while transporting by developing relationships with the participants riding the vehicles.
  • Ensures that daily safety checks of vehicles prior to vehicle operation to ensure the health and safety of all on the vehicles.
  • Completes daily log sheet of times and deliveries and daily mileage sheet.  Follows all program policies and procedures. 
  • Maintains a high standard of professional conduct.
  • Prepares and submits all required paperwork in an organized and timely manner.
  • Attends special team meetings and routine trainings when assigned.
  • Supports participants to/from their designations according to the Individual Support Plan in place to ensure the safety of the participant.
  • Able to safety secure wheelchairs prior to transporting.
  • Ability to kneel, squat, or place oneself into a prone position in order to secure wheelchairs in tight space.
  • Ability to push or pull participant in wheelchair to or from a vehicle ramp of van or para bus.  Must push or pull wheelchair into position on vehicle prior to securing.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The Essential Duties and Responsibilities above represent the most significant duties of this position, but does not exclude other occasional work assignments that would be within the qualifications and responsibility levels of the position.


Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily including maintaining a valid driver’s license with acceptable annual BMV checks.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


All applicants must possess the required registration from the Ohio Department of DD, be eligible for the required registration having completed all the requirements as specified by DODD at the time of the interview, or be willing to complete the requirements for registration as specified by the DODD within the required time frame.


Education and/or Experience

Minimum of high school diploma or GED.


Experience working in the field of DD preferred.


Language Skills   Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.                              


Mathematical Skills    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.  Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.                            


Reasoning Ability  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.                                                                    


Computer Skills   To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Internet software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


General Expectations:  The Workshops, Inc. (TWi) promotes a non-hostile and non-discriminating work environment.  Employees must adhere to respectful conduct and language at all times.  TWi expects all employees to follow policies and procedures of the department as well as agency rules and regulations.

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