VAN DRIVER

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Be at least 21 years of age.

• Possess high school diploma or equivalent.

• Possess valid Massachusetts Class III driver license for at least three (3) years. Possess valid Massachusetts 7D driver license or have the ability to obtain such a license.

• Possess valid CPR & First Aid Training Certificate.

• Ability to produce successfully completed Background Record Check and driving record check through the Department of Motor Vehicles.

• Defensive driving skills. Ability to read and understand local street maps. Knowledge of Springfield and surrounding community streets.

• Have the personal qualities to interact appropriately with parents and children; have the ability to maintain order during the routes.

• Have the physical capabilities to bend, lift and secure children requiring such assistance.

• Punctual, dependable and ability to work split shifts.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

• Performs daily safety check of vehicle and equipment, reporting any problems to Transportation Director or van
• driver in charge immediately.

• Ensures that vehicle has adequate gasoline prior to beginning route.

• Reports any mechanical failures, repair or maintenance needs or supply replacement immediately to
• Transportation Director or van driver in charge.

• Delivers and pick-up the vehicle for scheduled and emergency maintenance.

• Completes daily mileage log and expense logs.

• Completes daily route reports and de-briefs appropriate staff regarding issues, concerns, absences, problems.

• Deals effectively with behavior problems during the route. Reports any problems or concerns immediately to
• Transportation Director or van driver in charge.

• Assists in seating and belting children upon entry to vehicle as specified in Department of Motor Vehicle booklet
• for 7D drivers.

• Assists in unbelting and exiting the vehicle as needed and as specified in Department of Motor Vehicle booklet
for 7D drivers.

• Implements agency transportation policies and procedures as set-out in the transportation contract established
• by Springfield Day Nursery.

• Releases children only to individuals identified as approved for release; contact the office when in question.

• Returns child to site of placement when no approved release person is available to take child in afternoon,.

• Contacts Corporate Office immediately when an emergency situation arises.

• Additional duties as assigned by Director of Transportation.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

To the Director of Transportation