LINE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Responsible to Travel Coordinator
FLSA CLASSIFICATION: Non-Exempt
The Travel Escort chaperones children from the Unaccompanied Child (UC) program to their sponsor somewhere in the USA.
E = essential function, M = marginal function
- Escorts children from the UC program to their sponsor. Sponsors are typically a blood relative and live in the U.S. Sponsors are legal guardians and live in the U.S. The destination could be anywhere in the U.S. (E)
- Chaperones the child that is being escorted. Takes reasonable steps to ensure that the child understands what is happening and is as comfortable with the travel process as possible. Interprets for the child as needed. Ensures that the child is safe during travel including using restroom facilities in airports and on the plane. Maintains sight and sound supervision of the child at all times. (E)
- Must be prepared to depart on a moment’s notice, although typically the escort will have 24 hours’ notice of travel arrangements. On occasion, trips may be assigned with less than 24 hours’ notice (E)
- Provides needed personal information to the Travel Coordinator so that airline flight arrangements can be made. (E)
- Keeps track of all receipts from expenses incurred during travel and provides same to Travel Coordinator in a timely manner upon return to the facility. Travel Escorts are entrusted with a company debit card. On occasion, brings back Money Orders from sponsors. (E)
- Travel Escorts may stay in any given location overnight due to weather or unexpected flight cancelation. (E)
- In any given week where the Escort is not needed to travel full-time, the Escort will work shifts as necessary performing the duties of a Youth Care Worker in one of the UC houses in order to total 40 hours of work that week. This applies to any Escort who occupies a full-time Escort position. (E)
- Keeps Sponsors informed on flight updates until UC has been reunited with sponsor. (E)
- Keeps the Travel Vehicle that is checked out clean. Reports to Travel Coordinator on weekly basis regarding the vehicle’s cleanliness and any mechanical issues. (E)
- Notifies the Travel Coordinator in a timely manner if any vehicles used for transportation of UCs are damaged. “Damage” includes, scratches, normal maintenance, rattles, or unusual or unexpected sounds. (E)
- Maintains appropriate, satisfactory and harmonious relationships with the public, fellow employees and youth. (E)
- Accepts additional duties as assigned. (M)
- A minimum age of 21 years, with at least 3 years age difference between the incumbent and oldest youth who can be admitted to the house.
- A high school diploma or GED.
- Pass a KBI and CANIS background check.
- A good driving record in order to be insured by The Villages’ insurance company.
- Be able to lift and carry a minimum of 30 pounds.
- Characteristics that will enable the development of positive and caring relationships with the youth in their care.
- Some college coursework.
- Experience working with youth in the child welfare and/or juvenile justice system.
- One year experience with The Villages and in good-standing.
BONA FIDE OCCUPATIONAL QUALIFICATION: Bi-lingual (Spanish-English) fluency in both written and spoken forms.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Additional duties may be added or changes may be made at the discretion of the Executive Director. These duties may be assigned orally.
Please complete the fillable PDF version of the application. Next, save the completed file on your computer and then attach using the “Choose File” button on this page.
The Villages, Inc. Application Form (PDF) – English
The Villages, Inc. Application Form (PDF) – Spanish
If you have questions about this position, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Topeka