This is a dual role position that combines the role of driver and the role of the school attendant.
EMPLOYEE STATUS: Regular: Full-time/non-exempt position.
Pay rate: $11.50 per hour, with benefits after 60 days
Shift: 6am-6pm (split shift) Mon-Fri
Education: High School Graduate or equivalent preferred but not required.
Age: All ComTrans employees must be at least 18 years old, all driving positions are required to be at least 21 years old as required by insurance. Exceptions may be made for non-driving positions on a case-by-case basis and dependent upon the position and its responsibilities.
Valid AZ driver’s license.
Approved by our insurance company as a driver.
Company Provided Training/Certifications:
Have or be able to obtain a level one fingerprint clearance card
Crisis Prevention and Intervention.
Complete ComTrans Driver Certification Training Program.
Ability to stand, climb stairs/steps, escort clients to and from destination, kneel, crouch, reach and extend arms.
Able to grasp objects such as steering wheel, car seats, etc
Sit in a driving or sitting position from 1 to up to 12 hours.
Able to get in and out of vehicles multiple times per day
Assisting students/clients in and out of the vehicles multiple times each day.
Able to bend, kneel and secure wheelchairs and clients multiple times per day.
Ability to lift or move at least 40 pounds
Ability to carry, lift and install child seats into vehicles and secure children into child seats.
When required, able to pass a Department of Transportation physical exam initially and upon expiration.
Able to perform vehicle pre and post trip inspections daily and on any vehicle
Able to work in a variety of environments; inside and outside, able to tolerate a variety of climate changes and conditions,
Document transportation issues using professional documentation practices.
Knowledgeable on the Routine Drivers operation and Guide, including the use of vehicles, routing, mapping and car seat use.
Understand and communicate ComTrans policies and procedures as stated in the Employee Handbook.
Ensure the safety of students/clients at all times.
Knowledgeable in the use of appropriate child seats
Escort all students in to destination sites.
Practice defensive driving at all times.
Communicate all issues to the program manager immediately.
Conduct vehicle check prior to start of day.
Maintain a safe work environment
Use appropriate car seats as needed and required by law.
Communicate with dispatch, supervisors, and managers regarding all incidents/accidents.
Ensure vehicle clean at all times.
Follow school district guidelines when transporting students including pick up and drop off
Work closely and effectively with all schools and districts
If assigned an attendant, ensure duties are being performed as intended.
Attend initial and yearly mandatory school transport training.
Able to plan route for next day based on manifest provided
Ensure all paperwork is completed; accurate and turned in at the end of each shift.
The responsibilities of this position consist of, however are not limited to, the following
Sitting in the back of the vehicle and interacting with the students as needed.
Be fully alert at all times. Carefully watch children so they cannot hurt themselves.
Be knowledgeable and follow the rules of child restraints.
Be able to secure special needs children with required restraints.
Preventing and fending off severe behaviors such as hitting, kicking, biting, and fighting and protect driver from the student.
Attend training on children with special needs.
Communicate with School Coordinator and/or Dispatch.
Assist in providing driving directions to driver.
Assisting in creation of paperwork, maintaining accuracy and completeness.
Care of ComTrans’ property, including radio, map books, car seats, vehicles, etc.
Build a good working relationship with the driver.
ComTrans, Inc. is proud to be an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws