School Van Driver (CDL)
Company: Merryhill School
Posted on: May 6, 2021
This on-call position transports children, parents, and Spring
Education Group staff by driving a school bus or passenger van to
and from the school, and to and from special outings/field trips
while adhering to driving regulations and providing a safe
Provides a safe vehicle by observing visual defects; checking
operating systems including brakes, horn, windshield wipers,
lights, extended stop arms, emergency flasher, and door-opening
devices using a monthly bus safety checklist.
Cell phone use, while driving, is prohibited at all times. Cell
phones may be used to call the school Principal in emergency
Maintains communications with school/Principal by verifying battery
strength of cellular telephone; checking-in with
Transports children to school by picking up children at assigned
stops; instructing children when it is safe to board the vehicle;
observing children hurrying to the pick-up site so no one is left
Maintains safe conditions while traveling by enforcing safety and
discipline rules; reporting unruly children to school
administration; completing incident reports.
Teaches children safety procedures by reminding them to cross the
road in front of the vehicle; conducting practice evacuation
Uses and maintains a daily student attendance bus log, including
the Face to Name procedure.
Conducts end-of-day safety and security check by inspecting and
locking the vehicle.
Implements emergency plan in the event of an accident by notifying
police and/or ambulance service; administering first-aid until help
arrives; initiating evacuation plan; comforting children; filing an
Emergency first aid kit and other required materials, by state,
should be available on all buses.
Provides transportation to and from special events and outings by
driving students, SEG staff, and parents.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational
opportunities; reading transportation safety journals.
CDL required for the vehicle driver
Driver is subject to SEG and state/federal policies, procedures,
and requirements (including drug testing).
Attends local or regional training and development sessions as
ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:
Driving record acceptable to SEG.
High School diplomas or equivalent (GED) required.
Drivers of school buses must have a commercial driver's license
with passenger and school bus endorsements. (To get the school bus
endorsement, you must pass a knowledge test. You must also pass a
skills test required for the class of school bus you drive or
intend to drive.)
Minimum of one (1) year experience.
Must be 23 years of age or older.
The ability to work independently is a material part of the job,
requiring a significant level of diplomacy, confidentiality, and
Communicates frequently and respectfully with children directly, in
child-friendly tones, and on their level.
The ability to read and translate maps into written directions, and
Exhibits strong interpersonal and communication skills. Creates a
responsive and productive working relationship with children,
parents, teachers, and other staff by communicating clearly and
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