Operations SPED- Driver

Springfield, MA, USA ● Wilbraham, MA 01095, USA Req #7
Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Now hiring dynamic individuals that have a passion to partner with our special needs clients and the communities we serve.


Part -Time School Van Driver – Van Pool Transportation

An applicant for a 7D certificate must be at least 21 years of age and have had a driver's license for three (3) continuous years immediately prior to application.


What We Offer:

    • Competitive salary.
    • Comprehensive paid training program.
    • Great company culture.
    • Ability to give back to the community.
    • Obtain your 7D in as little as 4 weeks!
  • Average 20-29 Hours/Per Week 5 days a week split shift
  • Benefits: Life Insurance $10,000 paid by the Company
  • Options for Dental & Vision paid by Employee
  • 40 hours of earned Sick Time
  • 2 Paid Holidays (Thanksgiving and Day After Thanksgiving)
  • Start and end your day at home - Vans go home with you
  • All candidates must provide current driving record which can be obtained from the RMV website

Have Experience? Earn up to $15.20/hr. to start *

*$15.20/hr. is with 1-year 7D or Yellow Bus driving experience and perfect attendance for the pay period ($14.40 base + $0.80/hr. perfect attendance = $15.20/hr.).

No experience – no problem:

- starting pay is $14.00/hr. base + $0.40/hr. perfect attendance for the pay period = $14.40/hr.

- after 6 months, $14.20/hr. base + $0.60/hr. perfect attendance for the pay period = $14.80/hr.

- after 1 year, $14.40/hr. base + $0.80/hr. perfect attendance for the pay period = $15.20/hr.

Driver Job Description
    

Van Pool Transportation is dedicated to providing a superior level of special transportation services to our schools, students and communities. Critical to our success is the performance of our drivers and monitors. This job description summarizes some of the duties and responsibilities our drivers and monitors are expected to fulfill. You may be needed to perform other duties and responsibilities as the situation dictates or as assigned by your supervisor.   


Essential Job Duties
   

  • Safely operate a motor vehicle, in accordance with all State and Federal traffic laws, while driving school-aged children.    
  • Safely operate a variety of vehicles, including sedans, mini-vans, full size passenger vans, and wheelchair vans.   
  • Safely assist students as needed. This includes helping them enter and exit the vehicle, using the vehicle’s lap and shoulder belts, and safely securing them in car seats and booster seats. Lifting may be required.   
  • Monitor student behavior to provide appropriate guidance, feedback, and direction when necessary.   
  • Report unsafe and inappropriate student behavior to management; follow directions and implement corrective steps as assigned.   
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and clearly in (English) with students, parents, teachers, and Van Pool staff.    
  • Must demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills while using Van Pool’s two-way radio system.   
  • Must have the physical capability to safely install car seats and booster seats.   
  • Must comply with all policies and procedures as identified in the Employee Handbook, Company training sessions, and bi-weekly newsletters.   
  • Must be available for both morning (5:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) and afternoon (1:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.) routes.  
  • Must have a safe and accessible location at home where the vehicle can be parked.   
  • Must be able to follow written and verbal directions and instructions from supervisors.   
  • Must demonstrate a willingness to work effectively with school age children with special needs.  
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and 7D School Pupil Transport License. 
  • Must have valid driver's license for 3 years of consecutive years and an acceptable driving record.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must pass CORI, SORI, TB, fingerprint tests, Initial and random drug screenings.

Physical Requirements 

  • Pass an annual physical to obtain or renew a 7D School Pupil Transport License. 
  • Be able to perform First Aid and CPR during training and during an actual emergency.
  • Be able to enter and exit the vehicle routinely, safely, and without difficulty. 
  • Be able to remove snow and ice from the vehicle during the winter weather. 
  • Be able to complete a pre and post trip vehicle inspection.  
  • Be able to enter and exit the vehicle multiple times in order to conduct a thorough inspection for student safety. 
  • Be able to assist students on and off the van in the case of an emergency. Lifting may be required.
  • Must be able to position wheelchairs and safely install and secure wheelchair restraints. 
  • Must be able to manually operate the wheelchair lift when necessary.

Company Overview:

In 1986, Van Pool was founded with the idea of partnering with school districts to provide superior service and expertise in transporting special needs students to and from educational settings. Since that time we’ve steadily grown by providing best in class service, creating significant value to our school district partners. As we’ve grown, we’ve always maintained a local presence with 9 fully staffed bases/terminals across Massachusetts, serving over 100 school districts and 5,000 students in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Van Pool has built its brand upon doing “Whatever It Takes” to ensure that the individual requirements of our students are met each and every day.


COVID 19 considerations - PPE, cleaning supplies, cleaning schedule and training provided.

Van Pool is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Type: Part-time


Salary: $14.00 /hour

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Springfield, MA, USA
  • Wilbraham, MA 01095, USA