Many seniors are discouraged from using ridesharing apps like Uber because they do not cater to their needs- they don’t have or want smartphones, they need more assistance than simply being dropped off with little regard. Enter Envoy America, a comprehensive program that offers transportation plus assistance and companionship for seniors and patients. Envoy America’s Driver Companions not only drive their clients to and from their destination, but they also provide assistance at all points along the journey, including meeting clients at the door and helping them to the car, escorting clients into medical offices for appointments, and more. There is no app for scheduling rides, instead, clients call to schedule their ride.
Envoy America is helping seniors to stay independent and live healthy lives. There are many great success stories of clients building relationships with their dedicated Driver Companions (they are able to request the same driver). This is especially important for Driver Companions who work with clients living with some form of dementia (all Driver Companions are trained extensively on how to work with clients living with dementia).
The demand for Envoy America’s Driver Companions has risen in the Seattle/Tacoma-area as word of the service spreads, so much so that they are growing at a rapid rate and looking to hire Driver Companions immediately. They are also hosting a job fair on 6/19 in Seattle to recruit new Driver Companions to meet the growing demand.
I’m including details on the job fair below, but please let me know if you’d like to schedule interviews or speak with any of the Envoy America executives, Driver Companions, or senior citizen clients and I’m happy to help coordinate. There are so many great stories to share! Thanks and have a great day!
What: Envoy America Job Fair – Hiring 75 Driver Companions
When: June 19, 2019, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: DoubleTree Suites, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188
Requirements: Senior-friendly 4-door sedan or small SUV in excellent condition; Clean background/drug screening and driving record; First Aid and CPR certificate or willingness to obtain one; 21 years of age or older; willingness to be courteous, patient and helpful to all clients
More information: https://got.work/envoy_
Envoy America Hosts Job Fair to Hire 75 Driver Companions
Seattle/Tacoma-area experiencing growing demand for compassionate transportation options for seniors
(Seattle, WA – June 12, 2019) – Envoy America, a comprehensive program that offers transportation plus assistance and companionship for seniors, will be hiring dozens of Driver Companions at its Job Fair on June 19, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the DoubleTree Suites (16500 Southcenter Parkway, Seattle, WA 98188). As demand for full-service senior transportation has grown in Seattle and Tacoma, Envoy America is looking for people interested in making a difference in the lives of seniors.
Envoy America’s Driver Companions not only drive seniors to and from their destination, but also facilitate at all points along the journey, including meeting clients at the door and assisting them to the car. The Envoy America service replicates what a son or daughter would do to help their elderly mom or dad go to medical appointments, complete shopping trips, or attend social activities and religious services.
“Being a Driver Companion with Envoy America is a great way to do good, earn cash on your schedule and work when you want,” said K. C. Kanaan, Chief Executive Officer of Envoy America. “It’s simple and ideal for those looking for caregiving, seasonal, gig, work from home, entry level, temporary, or any type of part time opportunities.”
Those interested in being a Driver Companion for Envoy America must meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Possess a clean background, drug screen and driving record as well as three years of driving experience;
- Own a senior-friendly late model or in excellent condition four door sedan or small SUV;
- Have a valid driver’s license;
- Have updated vehicle registration and insurance.
- Have a First Aid/CPR Certificate or be willing to obtain one
At the Envoy America Job Fair, applicants will be interviewed, and their cars will undergo a safety inspection.
“Envoy America Driver Companions are a community unlike any other group of third-party contractors,” added Kanaan. “They love working with seniors, care about making a positive impact in the lives of seniors and their families and are excited to be brand ambassadors for Envoy America’s mission.”
Upon successful hiring, Envoy America Driver Companions can earn a $250 bonus in their first 30 days when they provide 50 rides. Envoy America has a “Veterans First” hiring policy and encourages all veterans to apply. Learn more about Envoy America’s career opportunities at https://envoyamerica.com/
About Envoy America:
Envoy America was founded in July 2015 to help seniors and the infirm stay independent, healthy and socially active – all without getting behind the wheel of a car. Envoy America offers door-through-door service where the Driver Companions not only drive, but also provide assistance and companionship at all points along the journey, from pushing a grocery cart, to running errands, to escorting clients to and from medical appointments and more. Envoy America is the proud recipient of the Dementia Society of America prestigious Dementia SMART Award. Envoy America is preferred by Senior passengers for its safe and friendly experience and its commitment to affecting positive change for the future of Seniors. Envoy America is currently operating in Houston, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin, Phoenix, Tucson, Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Albuquerque, Atlanta, Seattle and Chicago, and is expanding rapidly.