Website Odyssey House

Odyssey House is seeking a Full-Time Driver!

Summary: You can make a difference in people’s lives and our community! Odyssey House, a 501(c)3 non-profit, is recognized as the best mental health and addiction treatment center in Utah. If you want to expand your experience in the social work and addiction field, we can help! We provide you with opportunities to learn and start a career with flexible schedules to accommodate school and family life. This role is critical to the clients and the organization. Odyssey is a large and growing agency, and we are BIG on promoting from within. It is common for people who start here to get promoted to full-time or leadership roles. So come work with the people in our care; it is deeply rewarding!

Pay: $16.00 per hour

Schedule: Monday – Friday. Ideal candidates will be flexible between 8 am to 8 pm on weekdays to meet the department’s needs.

Full-Time Benefits:

  • $9k per year tuition eligible
  • Access to 24/7 EAP program (Employee Assistance Program) for Mental Health support and more!
  • Opportunities for paid continuing education/training
  • Monthly incentives and awards
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Casual dress and atmosphere
  • Opportunities for bonuses, awards, raises, and promotions
  • Incredible health insurance (medical, dental, vision, FSA, long and short-term disability)
  • Immediate eligibility to participate in our 403(b)-retirement plan, Employer 100% match up to 5% after 1 year
  • 35 paid days off (additional PTO accrual after 1 year)
  • EXTRA time off and gift packages for PT and FT staff that stay more than 90 days!
  • Sabbatical Program – where we pay you to take a vacation after 5 years of service!
  • On-Demand Pay – Get a portion of your paycheck early for hours already worked! (conditions apply)
  • UTA free passes available for your work commute

Core Responsibilities:

You will be one of the first points of contact as our clients enter their sobriety journey! This role is vital in our client’s recovery as you will be that warm and welcoming face as you provide safe transportation to our facilities. In addition to direct client interface, you will help with luggage, vehicle maintenance/cleanliness, record keeping, and coordinating with other staff to meet clients’ needs. We will teach you how to hold healthy boundaries and maintain client safety. You also get to encourage clients as you see them progress in their treatment goals!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to operate 14-passenger vans/buses in a safe and mature manner
  • Must be responsible for transporting clients and/or staff from Odyssey House facilities to and from various locations throughout the Salt Lake and Northern Utah areas.
  • Will interact with clients, vendors, and others.
  • Will have excellent problem-solving skills and provide excellent and safe transportation services.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Effectively handle logistics
  • Organized and able to be on schedule
  • Will adhere to all Odyssey House staff dress codes
  • Drive and deliver vehicles locally or out of the area as needed, following all rules of the road
  • Delivery to the appropriate destination in a safe and courteous manner
  • Ride with or follow another driver to drop off vehicle(s) or pick up multiple vehicles
  • Organize travel routes and ensure daily pre-trip and mileage vehicle log paperwork is accurate and timely
  • May need to communicate via cellular phone
  • May be asked to clean vehicle and/or keep the van and/or bus clean during shift
  • Must be able to report mechanical or other vehicle issues to the supervisor promptly

Candidate Qualities:

  • Passion for Community Service and helping others to realize their own potential.
  • Communication Skills to problem solve directly with clients and other staff.
  • Reliability to fill their support staff shifts and deliver on position responsibilities.
  • Self-Starter qualities to independently address issues and needs in our organization’s community.
  • Teachable – Willingness to learn and grow in their position.


  • Education High School or equivalent
  • Have a neat appearance
  • Be reliable, polite, and self-motivated
  • Have excellent customer service and communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to work with clients from different backgrounds
  • Be able to drive safely and have good vision and hearing
  • Active Utah Drivers License for at least 3 years and satisfactory MVR check inclusive of driving (no more than 1 moving violations and/or at-fault accident in the past 3 years, and no drug or alcohol-related conviction on driving record in the last 10 years).
  • Eligible to work in the USA
  • Receive flu shot, TB test, and COVID-19 vaccine (spiritual and medical waivers available)
  • One year of sobriety, if in recovery

All employees of Odyssey House are required to adhere to: Odyssey House mission, philosophy, and scope of service; Division of Human Services Code of Conduct and all other relevant service contract requirement standards; ensuring a safe environment for all clients and staff; providing exemplary customer service to both internal and external customers; fostering a positive work environment; ensuring high-quality client care within the scope of the assigned position.

Each employee is expected to clearly understand roles and responsibilities regarding the following: Specific job positions, time management, personnel file requirements, client record system, incident reporting, mandatory training requirements, maintaining proper client boundaries, and individual rights of clients and staff.

Physical Demands of the Job: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs., drive (or adequate alternate transportation), sit and stand for prolonged periods, and perform light to moderate physical activity at times. Must be able to vacuum vans and/or buses, bend down, move quickly, and work outside with reasonable accommodation.

EEOC Statement: Odyssey House is an equal-opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate based on race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.