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Requisition Number 21-0293
Post Date 6/10/2021
Title Driver - Michigan
City Benton Harbor
State MI
Description Bus Driver

Mildred C. Wells Academy
248 9th Street
Benton Harbor MI 49022

Wells is a small school with a big heart! We create a challenging learning environment with high expectations for student success through differentiated instruction. We strive to have families, teachers, and community members actively involved in student learning. Candidates must be “highly qualified”, willing to grow with your students, and have genuine love for children. We offer excellent benefits, competitive salary, supportive administration, coaching and a parapro for every Teacher.
Requirements SUMMARY
Transport students safely to and from school or to school-sponsored activities. Maintain safe and clean bus conditions, keep necessary records, and communicate effectively with parents, students and staff about transportation-related matters.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

● Drive school bus or other assigned vehicle to transport students between home and school or on school-sponsored activities. Adhere to transportation schedule so that students arrive on time to school or home. Follow all assigned traffic rules, safety procedures, and school expectations for transportation program.
● Report any incidents, accidents, or safety concerns to school administration. Complete related incident reports and comply fully with any accident investigation, insurance claim processing, safety checks, or other inquiries.
● Participate in any necessary safety drills, driver training, certification procedures, or other steps required to maintain driving credentials. Submit to random drug tests as required according to U.S. Department of Transportation requirements.
● Implement student procedures to ensure safety on the bus. Make necessary reports to parents and administrators when student behavior is a concern.
● Communicate professionally with students and parents regarding student needs or concerns; provide timely notice to parents and administrators in the event of any deviations from transportation schedule.
● Maintain a high level of cleanliness on assigned vehicle(s).
● Notify administrator of any necessary repairs or maintenance on assigned vehicle(s).


QUALIFICATIONS
● Basic writing, reading and communications skills as acquired through a high school diploma or higher. Able to read and understand transportation instructions, traffic regulations and signs, and to make written and oral reports to supervisors.
● Prior experience in driving a bus or commercial vehicle preferred.
● Valid driver’s license with appropriate endorsements as required in each state.
● Clear background check including motor vehicle record to enable the individual to be covered through the school’s insurance regarding student transportation.
● Able to communicate professionally and politely with students and parents even in stressful situations such as when the bus is delayed or when an accident has occurred; able to exercise appropriate supervision of students on the bus and to maintain order and discipline.
● Able to comply with routine safety procedures such as vehicle checks, end-of-shift sweep, and others.
● Clean pre-employment drug test and willingness to submit to random drug testing.

Please note that candidates must submit the names and addresses of previous employers for which the applicant was an operator of a commercial motor vehicle within the last ten years, along with the dates of employment and the reason for leaving. These employers will be contacted for verification.
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