Class B Driver

Valley Achievement Center is looking for Class B Driver

Employment Status: Full – Time
Reports To: Executive Director
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9am – 6pm, subject to fluctuations as business needs dictate

Job Summary: The Class B Driver will support the organization by operating multiple 15 passenger vans, or the general equivalent, to ensure safe transportation for students/clients to and from specified VAC program locations. Performs routine vehicle maintenance and reports non-routine problems as detected. Must have the ability to manage and adapt to challenging behavior(s) from student(s) in accordance with VAC policies and protocol.

Job Requirements:

  • Operate the 15 passenger vans and/or equivalent to transport students/clients.
  • Follow specified instructions, procedures and standards for safe operation of the vehicle and fo

    the care and safety of passengers.

  • Follow all federal, state and local traffic laws and regulations governing the operation of

    commercial van for passenger use.

  • Performs, or schedules all routine vehicle maintenance, such as checking oil, water and tires;

    reporting any non-routine problem or malfunctioning equipment to management.

  • Implement VAC techniques and approved methods of intervention for student behavior(s).
  • Adheres to all VAC policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Exemplifies VAC’s Mission, Vision and Core Values.

    Performs other duties as assigned.

    Job Qualifications:

  • Skilled in the operation of commercial passenger vans or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of the greater Bakersfield area and surrounding areas.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (oral and written) with students, parents, VAC vendor

    supervisors and other employees as necessary.

  • Ability to perform routine maintenance on small commercial vehicles and to identify vehicle

    problems and/or malfunctions.

  • Knowledge of requirements and standards related to the safe and efficient operation of light

    commercial vehicles.

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local traffic laws and regulations governing the operation of a

    commercial passenger vehicle.

  • Ability to maintain composure, remain objective, demonstrate sound judgment and react

    effectively in challenging situations.

  • Prior experience working with individuals with Developmental Disabilities preferred.
  • Flexible and adaptable to student, program, and organizational changes.
  • Exhibits a positive, solution oriented and motivating demeanor at all times.

    Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED required (all programs).

Physical Requirements:

  • Lifting and carrying up to 60 lbs. with assistance.
  • Frequent sitting, bending and twisting.
  • Simple grasping with both hands and fine manipulation with both hands.
  • Occasional pushing and pulling, reaching above and below shoulder level, squatting, walking,

    standing, kneeling, crawling and climbing.

  • Regular exposure to excessive noise levels.
  • Regular exposure to outside elements, including excessive heat, direct sunlight, cold, wind or

    rain.

    Certificates:

  • CPR/First Aid certification required.
  • Completion of behavior modification training within first 30 days of employment.
  • Valid Class B California Driver’s License.