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Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:27 -- Christopher Cheney


Training provided by Cellarer /  CNA for medical needs.

The volunteer driver is responsible for doing errands, taking monks to doctor appointments, loading or unloading the vehicle as needed and ensuring the safety of the vehicle occupants.     A valid driver license is required and the Abbey reserves the right to check the volunteer’s driving record, before he/she is allowed to provide this service to the New Clairvaux.

Other requirements include:

1. Confidentiality - volunteer is required to sign an agreement to keep confidentiality (i.e. not repeating what may have been said in the car other than to the monastic Infirmarian or the Health Care Coordinator if it concerns the brother's health)

2. Communication - contact information required (text/call for confirmation pickup or to inform Health Care Coordinator of being late); also note any unusual behavior / basic observations and keeping health care coordinator informed if anything is noted.

3. Initial in-service - orientation to cover monastic health care policies in place, procedures, etc.

4. CPR / First Aid trained - if possible and knowledge of which monk may or may not receive CPR (to be covered in initial orientation - most senior monks have signed a DNR-Do Not Resuscitate).


Operate vehicle according to assigned schedule.

Assist wheelchair and mobility to limited persons as they enter or exit the vehicle, including assistance with seating, securing seat belt, securing wheelchairs and other assistive devices.

Regulate heating, lighting and ventilation systems for passenger comfort.

Comply with local traffic regulations, report delays or accidents.

Visually inspect the vehicle before departing and ensure it has sufficient gas for the trip.

Provide assistance as necessary to or from the main door of the place of destination.

Keep records of trips by signing in / out on the travel recording sheet located in the main office.

Must be competent in driving habits, courteous, patient and helpful to all passengers.


Preferred Qualifications and Skills: 

25 years of age or older.

Must be able to pass a child and adult maltreatment screening.

Must be able to pass a background screening.

Must be able to pass a drug screen.

Must be able to push pull and lift 40 pounds.

Experience in driving and / or working with elderly or disabled ideal.

Good and clean driving record with no major offenses.


Work Setting and Location: Volunteer will be driving a company vehicle and traveling to different places and towns. Exposed to changing weather and potentially dusty environment in some areas of the monastery and while driving may be impacted by odors from the application of chemicals, weed killers and others products used during farming and landscaping operations.


Typical work hours: Anytime between 8:30 am – 5:00pm Monday-Friday.