Immediate openings, pay $16.20-$21.20 per hour, benefits package available. This position involves driving a passenger van to transport special needs students to and from school. Paid training is provided - no prior experience necessary.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
Safely and reliably transport and assist students and other school district passengers to and from school, educational or sporting events, community-based programs and other special activities.
- Conduct pre-trip and post trip inspections of your assigned vehicle as required.
- Route passenger stops efficiently based on customer request and/or charter order.
- Conduct emergency evacuation drills as required.
- Instruct passenger riders regarding safety.
- Drive defensively under varying traffic conditions and inclement weather.
- Drive with safety of passengers as first priority.
- Establish favorable working relationships with student passengers, parents, school staff, co-workers, and company management.
- Van Drivers shall achieve self-improvement by attending training sessions, annual in-service and workshops conducted by company and/or other approved agencies.
QUALIFICATIONS & SPECIFIC ABILITIES
- Meet all certification, qualification and licensure requirements applicable under federal, state and local laws, as well as any applicable company training and customer contract requirements.
- Operate non-commercial motor vehicle types and lift equipment, as assigned.
- Demonstrate knowledge of geographic service area of the routes traveled.
- Demonstrate knowledge of federal and state laws and local ordinances related to transportation.
- Deal with varying behaviors and characteristics of passengers.
- Be alert and exercise good judgment concerning emergencies and day-to-day operations
- Able to conduct a vehicle evacuation drill as required by company.
- Keep accurate records and reports as required, submit in a legible condition, and turn in at specified time.
- Act in an appropriate and professional manner at all times.
- Secure all equipment that is required for each passenger as prescribed in company policy.
- Able to lift, store, and disassemble/assemble wheelchairs of a maximum weight and/or other ambulatory devices, luggage, or cargo required by passenger(s).
BODY MECHANICS OF A VAN DRIVER
Van Drivers are required through their employment to perform various tasks. These physical tasks require varying degrees of lifting, pulling, bending and carrying of heavy objects. Some examples of these are:
- Opening and closing a vehicle hood and lifting the hood up to perform pre-trip requirements of the engine.
- Opening and closing of all vehicle doors.
- Bending, pushing and pulling to load and unload a wheelchair, luggage, or other cargo by exerting a maximum of 40 lb. of push / pull pressure.
- Bending, supporting and otherwise physically helping passengers into and out of a vehicle.
- Carrying and lifting into and from the vehicle, personal articles and adaptive equipment of various weights and sizes.
- Bending and stretching for the cleaning and securement of equipment in the interior of the vehicle.
- Bend, stretch, pull and drag all persons, equipment or other types of articles that would be of varying sizes and weight out of vehicle doors and/or emergency exits on demand.