Bus Driver

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Position: Bus Driver
Reports To: Facilities Manager
Department: Facilities

Introduction
Founded in 2000, Stratford Hall is located in the heart of East Vancouver. An innovative International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, serving students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, Stratford Hall has grown steadily under the care of inspiring leaders and talented and thoughtful teachers and support staff. The school’s graduates have matriculated to outstanding post-secondary institutions in Canada, the United States, and abroad.

Position Overview
Stratford Hall provides transportation to students on three morning and afternoon bus routes. The school is currently seeking a bus driver for the Burnaby morning route.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Vehicle inspection per Transport Canada guidelines
  • Fueling and cleaning of fleet; ensure vehicles are cleaned and hygienic
  • Transport children to and from school in the mornings and afternoons and as required to and from school to attend events or activities
  • Verify permissions for children who ride home with friends 
  • Maintain a clean and mechanically-sound bus at all times
  • Obey all traffic laws
  • Perform inspections of the bus before and after each route; such as checking the bus tires, lights, and oil and other basic maintenance
  • Assist students with getting on and off the bus when required
  • Before stopping, operate stop sign and flashing lights on bus to alert traffic
  • Pick up and drop off kids at designated locations
  • Follow a planned route on a time schedule
  • Help disabled children get on and off the bus
  • Ensure children stay in their assigned seat at all times
  • Inform Facilities of unruly children
  • Follow safety procedures to make sure they and all kids are safe
  • Keep passengers informed of possible delays
  • Listen to alerts about bad weather
  • Carefully navigate roads and watch for ice, debris, or slippery spots
  • Report accidents immediately
  • Call police during an emergency
Qualities
  • Patient and a keen listener
  • Work collaboratively with effective communication within the Facilities department
  • Demonstrated polite and respectful interactions with all school community members
  • English language comprehension level for effective verbal and written communication Qualifications
  • High school diploma or GED preferred
  • Current and valid Bus driving license class 4
  • Clean driver abstract and good driver factor  Previous bus driving experience required
  • Demonstrated safety record and knowledge of safe procedures
  • On call occasionally to respond to needs of school and / or for emergencies
  • Ability to safely lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to work a variable schedule as needed
  • A driver’s abstract with no more than 2 points, or any serious infractions
Hours of work are Monday to Friday from 6:00am to 9:00am on all days’ school is in session

Application Procedure
All interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume, attention Director of Finance and Operations to annemarie.butler@stratfordhall.ca.

Stratford Hall thanks all applicants for their interest in the role. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The position will remain open until filled.

We are committed to supporting a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring a barrier-free work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified job seekers, including applicants from historically underrepresented groups such as BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color), persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ (persons of all sexual orientations and genders). If you are an applicant with a disability, and require accommodation in either the recruitment process or on the job, we will work together with you to provide the reasonable workplace accommodations you need.
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