Job Description

Mercy Circle is seeking a driver to provide safe transportation for residents of the Sisters of Mercy. This includes transporting residents to and from doctor’s appointments, treatment appointments, visits, shopping and other errands, as requested. Also provides pick-up and delivery services as requested.

Demonstrates respectful treatment of the dignity, privacy and individuality of residents, guests and co-workers. The driver will report to the Plant Operations Manager.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Transporting residents in a car/van according to the needs of the residents. May accompany the residents to an appointment and, when necessary, helps them with registration. The driver is expected to stand by for assistance when needed.
  • Consulting with nursing services or Sister, as appropriate, for pertinent information and instructions regarding the residents’ needs while traveling to and from an appointment.
  • Performing daily maintenance including filling gas tank and window-washer fluid.
  • Shopping for items as needed by foodservice, nursing, etc.
  • Reporting any car problems to supervisor.
  • Promptly reporting any incidents/accidents with a passenger or the vehicle to the supervisor and administrator.
  • Participating in department and all-staff meetings, as requested.
  • Performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
  • Incorporating an understanding of the Mercy mission and values into work performance.
  • Acting with courtesy, consideration and cooperation when communicating with residents, visitors and fellow employees.

Position Qualifications

  • Possesses valid State Driver’s License with driving record clear of any felonies, DUIs or frequent citations for moving violations
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the operation of a vehicle and routes to various locations
  • Has the ability to relate well with the sick and elderly to accommodate their needs


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Understanding and appreciation of the traditions and cultures associated with the Sisters of Mercy
  • Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays, or other hours as requested

Essential Physical Functions

The physical demands and work environment characteristics describe here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
Physical Requirements

  • Ability to use and push a wheelchair
  • Ability to assist a resident with walking, or with the use of a walker
  • Freedom from use of illegal drugs and freedom from use and effects of drugs and alcohol in the workplace

Visual/Audible Acuity Requirements

  • Ability to read and distinguish small print
  • Must have depth perception and be able to distinguish basic colors
  • Ability to distinguish normal sounds with some background noise
  • Possess ability to speak clearly while also understanding others using the English language
  • Must be able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function to assure requirements of this position are fully met

Mercy Circle is an equal opportunity employer for all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or genetics. Mercy Circle is a drug-free workplace. All job candidates undergo background checks before they can start working.

Please contact if you have any questions or would like assistance completing our application process.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awards the top ranking—5 stars for its overall rating and 5 stars for quality staffing—to Mercy Circle. This not-for-profit provides the full continuum of care from an independent living lifestyle to skilled nursing care and has a no-entrance-fee policy.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mercy Circle is the only faith-based retirement community on Chicago’s southwest side. Located at 3659 West 99th Street in Chicago, the campus features spacious residences at all levels of care, along with thoughtful amenities, life enrichment programs and social and friendship opportunities.