Food and Transportation Programs Assistant

Job Title:  Food and Transportation Programs Assistant

Position Purpose

Working under the supervision of the Food and Transportation Programs Supervisor, the Food and Transportation Programs Assistant assists with clerical duties associated with the delivery and documentation of food and transportation services, to include, filing, collecting eligibility data, monitoring program compliance, entering data into agency databases and supporting with the compliance of grants, contracts, program protocols and policies and procedures of Desert AIDS Project (DAP).

Job Type: Full time

FLSA Status: Hourly, Non-exempt

Reports to:  Food and Transportation Programs Supervisor

Essential Functions

  • Required to mail food and transportation vouchers to clients who are unable to come for monthly distribution due to poor health or distance according to program guidelines. Documents this with progress notes and service deliveries in electronic records;
  • Manages reports of eligible clients for Transportation and Food Vouchers before the monthly distribution;
  • Collects, process, documents and scans Transportation Requests (gas vouchers) in electronic records;
  • Scans receipts and other documents as needed;
  • Participates on the monthly Food and Transportation Distribution;
  • Supports Food, and Transportation Coordinator with data entry in electronic records as needed;
  • Distributes bus passes at the beginning of each month to clients who are eligible for this program, documents and scans receipts in electronic records;
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Graduate from a high school, or possession of a certificate of proficiency issued by the California State Board of Education, or possession of a G.E.D. certificate;
  • Minimum one year work experience in social work, medical or social services, or related fields where job duties included access to confidential client records and customer service;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with standard procedures of a comprehensive case management system;
  • Strong organizational, clerical and computer skills including proficiency with data entry and data collection systems;
  • Proficient in working with Microsoft Outlook Suite;
  • Data entry into computerized database;
  • Ability to be assigned flexible hours and/or shifts.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bilingual/bicultural.

License(s) and Certification(s)

  • N/A

Working Environment and Physical Demands

This job operates in an office setting and requires frequent times of sitting, standing, repetitive motion and talking. Ability to lift up to 24 pounds. No direct patient contact under normal circumstances is required. No exposure involvement to blood, body fluids, non-intact skin or tissue specimens required. Restricted access to patient protected health information required.

Other Duties

Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of everything that is required of the employee for the job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Work Authorization/Security Clearance

This job requires full proof of authorization to work in the United States without any future requirement of sponsorship for work visa.

Affirmative Action Plan (AAP)/Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and a Drug Free Workplace. In order to obtain a culturally diverse staff, we encourage applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Applications from minorities, members of the transgender community and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Desert AIDS Project to provide equal employment opportunities for applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, age, disability or any other classification protected by federal, state or local laws. Desert AIDS Project welcomes the opportunity to provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you require an accommodation during the employment process, please notify Human Resources. Any employment relationship with Desert AIDS Project is at-will. This means employment can be terminated at any time, with or without notice or cause, at the option of either Desert AIDS Project or the employee.