Employment Opportunities 

Driver (part time)- for out of town transports

 The Van Wert County Council on Aging has an as per needed, part time driver position available. Position works approximately 15 hours per week but may be more or less based on consumer demands. If you are interested in the position, an application can be obtained at the Council on Aging located at 220 Fox Rd., Van Wert, OH 45891. 

 Per Needed part time driver position description: The role of the van driver is to transport clients to essential community facilities and resources, such as medical appointments, pharmacy, banking, grocery stores, and other services agencies. The primary transportation of clients within this position will occur outside of Van Wert County. Drivers must be confident in their ability to drive within a city environment with heavier traffic patterns. An example of a type of transport would be taking a client to an appointment at Lima Memorial Hospital, located in Lima, Ohio or transporting a client to an appointment in Columbus, Ohio. At times, the Per Needed driver position will operate the in town transportation routes. Training and required testing is paid for by the VWCCOA. Drivers transport consumers in agency supplied vehicles. 

 Per Ohio Department of Aging requirements prospective applicants must be able to pass a Department of Transportation Physical and Drug and Alcohol Screening; pass a State of Ohio and Federal background check and have a clean driving record. 

 The Van Wert County Council on Aging is a registered 501c3 nonprofit charitable organization and is not associated with the local county government. 

 The VWCCOA is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is illegal for the VWCCOA to discriminate against someone (applicant or employee) because of a person’s race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age (40 and older), disability or genetic information. 


Must have a valid driver’s license and having and maintaining an excellent driving record are a must. Must be at least 21 years of age or older. Must pass a basic physical that indicates their health poses no issues in transporting consumers. Must pass a Federal and State background check. Must pass a drug and alcohol screening. Must complete passenger assistance training, defensive driver training, as well as complete CPR and First Aid training All screenings and training are paid for by the Council on Aging. The agency transports individuals Monday through Friday.

How to apply

An application for the position can be obtained at the Van Wert Council on Aging located at 220 Fox Rd., Van Wert, OH 45891