As a Meals on Wheels delivery driver, you will have the opportunity to deliver a hot, nutritional meal to older adults in Polk County who have difficulty meeting their own dietary needs. You will use a WesleyLife vehicle to pick up a quantity of meals at our central kitchen and deliver to several clients on a predetermined delivery route, making sure each client receives the appropriate meal within expected time frames while meeting safe food handling requirements. But most importantly, you will provide one-on-one contact with individuals who may have few other daily social contacts. You will also play an important role by observing and reporting changes in client conditions or emergencies in the home. Our Meals on Wheels delivery drivers don't think of this as a job, but as a mission in helping others!
We will need you to be able to meet the physical requirements for this position including the ability to lift containers weighing up to 50 pounds and entering and exiting the MOW vehicle repetitively within a limited time frame. You will also need to demonstrate the ability to walk considerable distance in all weather conditions, on all terrain, and climb stairs. We will need you to demonstrate a good driving record and be comfortable driving in all weather conditions and all areas of Polk County. The ability to read and write English is necessary. Good observation and communication skills.