Provide safe, efficient transportation for children and seniors enrolled in Generations programs while maintaining regulatory compliance.
Essential Job Responsibilities:
- Complete required 19A, DOT, OCFS, and other documentation on the bus daily. Submit required paperwork to Director of Transportation as requested.
- Review blue cards and other paperwork weekly. Request missing/updated information from Site Directors weekly or as needed. Notify Director of Transportation of missing information.
- Review route list and confirm accuracy with the Site Director, then submit to Director of Transportation weekly.
- Conduct assigned daily route as described. Suggest changes to the Director of Transportation to make the route more efficient.
- Responsible for maintaining fuel and fluids daily, ensuring there is an ample supply for the following days run at the end of each day.
- Maintain a clean, organized bus.
- Communicate effectively and professionally with center staff, other drivers, monitors, the Director of Transportation, and other management staff.
- Ensure that any adults the children are released to have prior authorization via the blue card or other written notification from the family. Verify identification for any adult not known and match the identification to the written permission to release the child, following the OCFS Regulations and company policy.
- Communicate any mechanical issues or problems with the bus immediately to the Director of Transportation.
- Communication with families should be kept to a minimum. Drivers are responsible for maintaining efficiency with the route. Prolonged conversation delay other scheduled stops and should be avoided.
- When behavior or other issues arise during transportation, communication with families should be documented on a conduct or courtesy report. The report must then be discussed with the Director of Transportation and the Site Director.
- When families are not following the transportation agreement, communicate violations in writing on the weekly attendance report. Enforcement of the consequences will be determined by the Director of Transportation.
- When communication with families is necessary act professionally, maintain respect and confidentiality at all times. Report all communication with families to Director of Transportation and / or Site Director.
- Ensure bus monitor passes/receives mail / paperwork to / from families at pick up or drop off as needed.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalence.
License: Clean Driver’s License/Driving record. Commercial Driver’s License with P and S endorsements.
Skills: Diplomacy and strong communication skills human relation skills needed. Ability to get along with others and the willingness/desire to learn new skills. Support behaviors that are in line with the overall philosophy and mission design of the organization. Ability to take direction from others and be flexible with varied assignments.
Physical/Mental Abilities: Must be able to pass a 19A Physical and agility test; along with a negative DOT drug and alcohol screening.