Position Title: Bus Driver
Position Structure: Transportation
Employee Type: Full-time Regular
Supervisor Title: Transportation Supervisor
Division: United States Programs
Child Safety: Frequent Contact
The Bus Driver provides regular transportation services for Head Start/Early Head Start children while following the safest and most efficient routes, obeying all applicable laws, Head Start/Early Head Start regulations, and the regulations set by Department of Transportation (DOT). The Bus Driver is also responsible for regular bus maintenance, including vehicular fluid levels, essential maintenance paperwork, safety checklist, participating bus safety drills, and the reporting of damage/malfunctions to the transportation supervisor. The Bus Driver ensures internal and external vehicular cleanliness, recordkeeping, safety equipment/seat belt maintenance, bus entry/exit monitoring, educational/social interaction with children, and communication with parents/families as needed. Additional responsibilities may include acting as a custodial, kitchen, and disabilities aide, and supporting program operations as necessary.
As a Save the Children employee who will come into contact with children on a routine basis, you are expected to prevent child abuse in every situation by striving, through mental awareness, good practice and training to minimize risk to children. You must take positive steps to protect children who may be a subject of concern and report and respond to any instance of child abuse and promote training and awareness around all child safeguarding obligations.
Recordkeeping & reporting
Responsibilities and Impact
Provides regular transportation services for Head Start children while following the safest and most efficient routes.
Obey all applicable laws, Head Start/Early Head Start regulations and Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, maintaining route schedules, and reporting all concerns to supervisor and relevant family services staff.
Provides regular bus maintenance, including vehicular fluid levels; complete essential maintenance paperwork, safety checklist, and the reporting of damage/malfunctions to the transportation supervisor.
Performs bus safety drills, internal and external vehicular cleanliness, and recordkeeping of damage/malfunction reporting, safety equipment, and seat belt maintenance.
Monitors children as they enter and exit the bus; provides educational/social interaction with children, and communication with parents/families as needed.
Required Background and Experience, Skills and Behaviors
Current in-state Commercial Driver's License (with a School Bus and/or Passenger endorsement) with a good driving record.
Must be insurable by Save the Children's insurance carrier.
Minimum high school diploma/G.E.D. (or willingness to take G.E.D. preparatory courses to retain job).
Willingness to obtain Basic First Aid and CPR Certification
Knowledge of the basics skills working with preschool children (e.g. Department of Transportation rules and regulations); bilingual skills are a plus (English/Spanish)
Ability to perform medium to heave physical work exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds frequently and up to 5-10 pounds constantly, performing such activities as sitting, crawling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping. This also includes some duties that require repetitive action and motion skills, keyboarding and computer use.
Ability to clear criminal records check (including child abuse registry check if required by state regulations) and pass all state and local health requirements required post job offer and prior to employment. To drive agency vehicles (if applicable), must have a valid driver's license and be insurable by the Save the Children Head Start insurance carrier and have a Motor Vehicle Record acceptable to Save the Children Head Start. Current and former Head Start/Early Head Start parents will receive preference for employment vacancies for which they are qualified.
Save the Children invests in childhood every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children Representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of Child Abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children's policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of Child Abuse. All Save the Children Representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
Save the Children provides an attractive benefits package including competitive salaries, a matching retirement plan, health and welfare benefits, life insurance, an employee assistance program, generous time off and much more. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.
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