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Bus Driver (Casual)

Friday, 04 November 2016
BGCGG provides hope and opportunity through school age, family strengthening, and community outreach programs, offering over 60 program locations that serve over 6,000 children daily and 10,000 families annually. BGCGG’s mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Our vision is to ensure that the children and youth who attend our programs become competent adults, caring parents, and responsible citizens.
 
Class: Non-Exempt, Casual
Hourly Rate: $16/hour 
Hours: 10-15 hours/week, evening and occasional Saturday hours
Location: Main Branch
Contact: Human Resources, 714-530-0430
 
Primary Function: Operates a school bus or van to transport members safety and efficiently to an assigned location using a designated route. Performs related duties as required or assigned 
 
Communication
Uses effective communication and maintains a professional tone in written and verbal communication consistently with staff members, volunteers, school personnel, parents and all community stakeholders
Communicates all pertinent program information with supervisor; responds to all forms of communication in a timely manner
Follows communication guidelines in regards to attendance procedures, including but not limited to:
o Calls out 2 hours in advance and notifies supervisor of potential late arrival
o Requests time off 10 days in advance
 
Professionalism
Maintains BGCGG Core Values and mission; follows BGCGG and GGUSD standards of conduct
Builds rapport with team, school personnel, members and families; demonstrates flexibility
Maintains a cooperative and healthy work environment; follows BGCGG Appearance Guidelines
Performs as a positive role model for youth and peers
 
Dependability
Meets organizational attendance guidelines
Completes assigned tasks and performs responsibilities in a timely manner (i.e. clerical, housekeeping)
Regularly attends staff meetings, trainings as needed; assists with special events as required
 
Problem Solving
Demonstrates effective problem solving methods; adept at conflict resolution
Applies behavior management techniques when dealing with member discipline; minimizes interpersonal conflict
 
Program Development and Implementation
Drives a school bus over an assigned route in accordance with time schedules, picking up and/or discharging members
Maintains good working order among youth passengers both on the vehicle and while picking up and/or discharging members
Assists in maintaining the vehicle in a clean and safe condition, inspecting the assigned vehicle daily and promptly reporting, correcting, or causing to be corrected any noted defect
Keeps operation records; participates in school us emergency evacuation drills
Transports students, club members, and parents on field, athletic and other assigned trips and assists with programming
Assists with supervising club members at site, as well as during pickups, drop-offs and field trips 
Communicates and report any incidents which take place during bus route in a timely manner
Attends re-training, skill improvement, safety and other meetings as directed
Administers first aid as needed, assists in supervising groups on all field trips and sports events in between drop-off and pick-up
 
Qualifications
At least 21 years of age
Experience driving a school bus or heavy motor vehicle
Experience working with youth in a group setting preferred
Bilingual capabilities preferred (Spanish, Vietnamese, Korean)
Safe driving record and CA driver license required 
 
Licenses & Certificates
California Class B driver license
Successful completion of all examination components required by school bus drivers by the CHP including PS endorsement
Valid School Bus Certificate (Required restrictions: 1, 4, 5)
Valid standard First Aid Certificate
Valid Medical Exam Certificate (DL51A)
Current copy of T-01 card
 
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Frequently sits, stands, walks, climbs stairs, stoops, bends, reaches over head; may move students weighing up to 25 pounds
Uses both hands and legs simultaneously; repetitively twists and exerts pressure with wrists and hands
Requires rapid mental and muscular coordination; communicates clearly and is able to understand normal voice conversation
Has good depth perception and color visions; drives a school bus; works inside and outside; works with loud noises and vibration
Visual acuity sufficient to see small details and long distances in an outdoor environment
Occasionally exposed to fumes, gases, machinery with moving parts and moving vehicles
Frequently exposed to minor, occasionally severe, contagious diseases; may require working split shifts, and/or extended hour and long day assignments; has direct contact with public, students, passengers and other club and district staff
 
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Ability to effectively communicate including verbal, written, in small and large group settings
Must have strong interpersonal skills to build relationships and rapport
Ability to drive defensively including proper operation of school buses and vehicles of various sizes
Knowledge of applicable traffic and student transportation laws, code, and regulations
Ability to follow all CHP 82.7 Handbook rules and regulations
Knowledge of applicable provisions of the California Motor Vehicles, safe driving practices and approved first aid method
Ability to interact with members on a bus including behavioral issues
Ability to easily follow and distribute directions such as bus routes, field trip schedules, work schedules and maps
Ability to manage multiple priorities and tasks including effective time management and attention to detail
Ability to maintain Daily Vehicle Records (DVR’s) and note mechanical issues or damage found on the bus during inspections
Must be able to collaborate effectively; ability to apply critical thinking skills when problem solving
 
Requirements
Position may require standing/sitting for extended periods of time, dexterity of hands and fingers to operate office equipment, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist; seeing to review and analyze reports, documents or other reports; hearing and speaking to communicate and provide information to others; speaking to be heard before groups of people; position may require to lift, carry, pull or otherwise move objects between 10-20 pounds
Must pass Staff Instructional Exam prior to employment
Fulfills minimum professional development requirement
 
BGCGG is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, marital status, or disability (in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act) with respect to employment opportunities. I acknowledge that employment with BGCGG is based on the mutual consent that either I or BGCGG can terminate employment at-will with or without cause at any time. I understand and am capable of performing in a reasonable manner, with or without a reasonable accommodation, the duties and responsibilities described above.
 
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