Part-Time Canoe Brook Senior Center Bus Driver

Employment Type: Part Time
Hours per Week: Mon-Friday Days
Pay Scale: Starting rate: $18.00 p/hr.

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Do you enjoy driving? Do you enjoy helping make a difference in the lives of seniors? Do you have a good driving record? If so, consider applying to be a minibus driver for the Canoe Brook Senior Center in beautiful Branford! We have a new community center where the Senior Center is located right in the heart of Branford.
Essential Job Functions:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)
• Position is part-time, 8-14 hours per week.
• Provide transportation services; drive bus or car, receive radio calls for follow-up pick-ups, assist riders into the bus and into their seat if necessary; ensure compliance with seat belt policy.
• On shopping days, load grocery bags on/off the bus and carry them to passengers’ doorstep.
• Complete daily transportation logs.
• Keep current on Federal and State transportation laws as they pertain to passengers, drivers, and vehicles. Adhere to safe driving practices.
• Address any accident, emergency, or complaint from riders within established protocols.
• Participate in random drug testing.
Other Functions:
• Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
• Works cooperatively with other drivers, Transportation Coordinator, and Director to ensure schedule coverage and promote a team effort to serve the public.

Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Transportation Coordinator and Senior Center Director following department standards, procedures, and policies.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Must have and maintain a Valid CT license and CDL Class A, B, or C with P passenger endorsement. Must adhere to CDL drug testing regulations. CPR and AED Training are provided to qualified candidate.
Knowledge, Ability, and Skill:
Knowledge: Ability to operate 12-20 passenger minibus; knowledge of how to provide responsive customer service; knowledge of issues and concerns of seniors; knowledge of regulations related to CDL and passenger vehicle operation.
Ability: Ability to deal with senior citizens and remain calm under pressure; ability to recognize and identify and solve problems; ability to maintain working relationships with all passengers and co-workers; ability to enforce rules; ability to map locations.
Skill: Must practice safe driving procedures; possess good verbal communication skills; strong customer service skills; aptitude for maintaining paperwork; skill in using the mentioned equipment.
Job Environment:
Driving is performed in moderately and loud noisy traffic with regular interruptions via 2-way radio for pickup assignments; driving is done under possible adverse weather conditions, including extreme hot and cold.
Requires the operation of a bus, car, cellular phone, copiers, and other standard office equipment.
Contacts require a high level of courtesy and patience. Errors in judgment or omissions could result in injury to others, delay in services, potential liability.
Job Type: Part-time
Salary: From $18.00 per hour
• Flexible schedule
• CDL B (Preferred)
• Passenger Endorsement (Preferred)
Work Location: In person
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law. The Town of Branford reserves the right to limit the number of qualified candidates who will be considered for the position. The files of all qualified candidates will be maintained for a minimum of six months from the announcement date. All candidates must successfully pass a post-offer medical examination, which includes a substance abuse test given at the Town's expense. The Town of Branford conducts background investigations for all positions prior to hiring. Refusal to sign the release form will terminate the candidate from further consideration.


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