Reporting to the Fleet Manager, the Driver will be responsible for transporting a range of passengers from our health clients, college students, and potentially managing a school bus route and assisting with seasonal field trips. The Driver will possess a strong commitment to safety, excellent driving skills, and exceptional customer service.
What does it take to be successful working in at Seabird Island? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.
- Organized: Excellent classroom management, behavioral management, and organizational skills.
- Great Professional Driving Skills: Drivers need to have exceptional driving skills. This ensures their safety, the success of the passengers they are carrying on, and the safety of others on the road.
- Exceptional knowledge of traffic laws and regulations: It is essential that professional drivers must know and follow all the regulations of the road. They should always stay updated with new road regulations and laws.
- Time Management Skills: Drivers are sometimes needed to work on hectic deadlines, and hence they should know how to make most of the time.
- Inclusive: Forward thinking, inclusively minded approach to create support students with special needs.
- Role Model: High professional and ethical standards.
- Communicator: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
As part of our commitment to finding the best candidates, we utilize online assessments to gain insights into your aptitude, motivations, interests, and personality to assess your compatibility with our team. These assessments consist of short online exercises tailored to evaluate how your traits align with the job you are applying for.
To apply for this job, please follow the instructions below:
- Submit your resume and complete our Prevue Assessment simultaneously. The assessment is an integral part of our evaluation process.
- Allow yourself a minimum of 35-40 minutes to complete the assessment.
- Should you have any questions or encounter technical difficulties, please reach out to our Recruiting team at [email protected] or call 604-796-2177 for assistance.
Follow this link to complete the assessment: https://seabirdisland.prevuehub.com/selfregistration?url=n5%7Cj9
Once you have completed the assessment, we will carefully review your application and results. Qualified candidates will be contacted for further steps in the hiring process. Please be assured that all assessment results will be treated confidentially and used solely for the purpose of evaluating your candidacy.
Please note that failure to complete the assessment may result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
WORK THAT MATTERS
Lalme’ Iwesawtexw is a place to learn many skills. We are many nations, but we proclaim one goal to strengthen our pride, our language, our culture, and our freedom. Our school’s mission is to provide a supportive and culturally relevant learning environment which places a high value on life-long learning, respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, generosity and hard work.
We are located 1 kilometer from Agassiz, BC on the beautiful Fraser River, 120 km east of Vancouver.
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BENEFITS & PERKS
Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process. Benefits are eligible after a successful probationary period has been served
- Extended health and dental benefits,
- Accrued vacation and sick time,
- Pension plan with matching employer contributions,
- Access to internal training programs, professional development, and skill enhancement,
- Collaboration with an interdisciplinary teaching team,
- Equitable hourly rates in accordance with collective agreements, and
- Casual dress code
WHAT YOU'LL DO
- Provide safe and courteous bus transportation for Seabird Island College students and potentially health clients, considering weather and driving conditions daily.
- Comply with all traffic and safety regulations, maintaining up-to-date knowledge of first aid procedures.
- Perform daily inspections of the bus, promptly reporting malfunctions and maintenance requirements. This includes checking tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and other safety equipment to ensure everything is in working order before operating the bus.
- Communicate with health care providers, parents, when necessary, in a courteous manner.
- Maintain safety standards on the bus, including boarding and exiting procedures.
- Follow established route schedules.
- Ensure compliance with Vehicle/bus rules, reporting student infractions to the Principal/Vice Principal promptly.
- Regulate heating, lighting, and ventilation systems for passenger comfort.
- Submit a copy of your current and valid or better driver's license and a driver's abstract to Seabird Island College annually.
- Carry a communication device on the Vehicle/bus and use it according to protocols when needed.
- Respect and abide by the line of authority as established by the Employer and communicated to the driver.
- Communicate from a bias-free perspective.
- Conduct oneself in a manner that does not bring discredit or disrespect upon the Employer or the Seabird Island Community.
- Abide by the policies outlined in the School and Band policy manuals.
- Ensure daily and weekly cleaning procedures are met:
- Daily: Disinfect seats, sweep the floor, and dispose of all garbage.
- Weekly: Power wash the exterior, mop the floor, and clean inside windows.
- Keep copies of all pre/post-trip reports on the bus.
- Ensure that only registered students on the predetermined attendance list are aboard the vehicle.
- Perform any other duties or responsibilities as assigned by your Manager, Director, ED, or Chief & Council.
WHAT YOU BRING
- Must be at least 21 years of age.
- Must possess a valid Class 2, 3, 4 (restricted or unrestricted), or a 5 BC Driver’s License. Must have a safe driving record for the last 5 years (Driver’s abstract to be submitted with no more than 6 demerit points issued in the last 5-year period).
- Possesses a Standard First Aid and CPR Certificate (including Child Component, an asset.)
- Knowledge of Vehicle equipment maintenance is considered an asset. Ability to clean equipment according to identified standards and procedures.
- Familiarity with highway and vehicle/bus regulations in order to operate safely.
- Knowledge of how to manage passengers while boarding and exiting the vehicle/bus.
- Demonstrates honesty, trustworthiness, and flexibility.
- Demonstrates sound work ethics.
- Proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office 365 Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
- Possesses good verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to adhere to an Oath of Confidentiality agreement, Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedures.
- Knowledge, respect, and understanding of Stó: lō culture, history, traditions, and language is considered an asset.
- Experience working with First Nations communities is considered an asset.
Employment is conditional upon completing pre-employment screening to ensure a safe and secure work environment in which students, staff, members, families, community, as well as resources, and assets are protected. All background checks, reference checks and criminal record checks are performed in accordance with SIB HR Policy, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of information gathered during the evaluation.
Seabird Island is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit heritage. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.
We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.