Senior Nutrition Home Delivery Driver

YMCA of Metropolitan L.A.
August 6, 2022
Torrance, CA
Job Type


The YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles is not only the premiere non-profit in Los Angeles, it is also a great place to work, make a difference in your community and meet like-minded individuals. With twenty-six branches, three camps and over fifty child care sites, the LA Y is a highly-collaborative, rewarding and fun environment where you will discover your passion, grow your career and make an impact!

We believe in the four Core Values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility and understand that our staff are our biggest asset! We strive to create high-performing, strong teams in each of our branches and are looking for passionate and enthusiastic staff who will help us to strengthen our impact, empower our community and deliver incredible programming!

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Carson Site Manager, the Home Delivery Driver is responsible for the safe and timely delivery of individually packaged hot and cold meals to home bound senior citizens within the boundaries of our Carson Nutrition program. The scope of responsibility includes, but is not limited to, maintaining an acceptable level of cleanliness of equipment and personal hygiene, following the establish procedure and routine for meal preparation and packaging, driving prescribed routes (via map-quest) in their own car (mileage reimbursed) to the homes of their assigned seniors, wear the prescribed YMCA attire and conform to ServSafe standards for proper food service handling, convey a caring, pleasant and professional attitude towards the senior citizens and fellow staff at all times.


  • Minimum age is 21 years.
  • Have the physical capacity to lift and carry delivery Hot & Cold boxes (approximately 25 - 40 lbs.) and any other such equipment as needed and be able to walk upstairs without constraint while making deliveries.
  • Possess a valid California driver's license and auto insurance coverage on your automobile at all times.
  • Possess and maintain a car or truck in good operating condition, not prone to breakdowns, which is suitable to carry the meal delivery equipment.
  • Vehicle must have a functional cigarette lighter to be used to plug-in the hot boxes.
  • Possess and be willing to use your cell phone to make necessary calls to the site as the need arises.
  • Maintain registration of vehicle up-to-date.
  • Be available for service Monday - Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM and be willing and able to take on additional hours of service if called upon to meet the needs of the program and seniors.
  • The ability to maintain a harmonious relationship with supervisors, co-workers, volunteers, senior citizens and the general public is essential.


  1. Set up equipment in preparation of receiving catered meals.
  2. Participate in the team effort of packing and sorting the meal components in an expedient fashion to stay within the safety guidelines of time and temperature control.
  3. Abide by all traffic laws while driving your car (you are solely responsible for any traffic tickets incurred and depending on the nature of the violation it could lead to dismissal).
  4. Take an interest and demonstrate a caring attitude towards all your clients and report to the Site Manager or HDM Manager any situations or circumstances which could prove harmful to them.
  5. Complete your assigned route within the prescribed safe time frame as prescribed by the Area Agency on Aging and ServSafe.
  6. Upon your return to the site, clean the equipment and store as instructed.
  7. Maintain all required documentation in an orderly and neat fashion (i.e. routing sheets, delivery notices, mileage records, etc.).
  8. Attend the quarterly training sessions conducted by the program nutritionist and pass the comprehension tests with a minimum score of 75%.
  9. Drinking of alcoholic beverages or the use of illegal substances while on duty is grounds for immediate termination.
  10. Effective as of August 27, 2012 and as part of a collaborative effort with a private agency, weekly deliveries of pre-packaged pet food in compact containers will be delivered to seniors requesting such service. Care must be taken to avoid any chance of cross contamination with the daily hot meal deliveries.

Key result indicators include: program growth and high levels of retention, high ratings of the Standards of Excellence score and contribute to a positive working environment.

Effect on End Result

  1. High quality and service delivery with a good sense of YMCA values and philosophy. Positive interaction and communication with participants, members, staff and volunteers.
  2. High level of customer service, resulting in member/participant satisfaction and program growth.
  3. Maintenance of clean and attractive facilities at all times.
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