Akron Area YMCA
Bus Driver - Day Camp (WAD) (Project Management)
Drive students to and from site during school days and various places during fun day "field trips"
Comply with ODJFS state licensing guidelines and requirements regarding transportation
Have complete knowledge of emergency procedures appropriate for bus transportation/evacuation to ensure the safety of the children and record as required
Report any vehicle maintenance concerns to the child camp director(s)
Schedule vehicle repair &/or maintenance appointments with branch approved vendor(s)
Responsible for re-fueling as needed
Perform weekly vehicle inspections and conduct monthly fire training evacuations per ODJFS requirements
Record mileage driven to and from each destination using mileage log
Be responsible for the appearance and cleanliness of the vehicle
Communicate with the day camp staff and campers about expectations while bus is in motion prior to departure
Communicate with the camp director(s) about staff or student problems
Work with day director(s) to create a fun, safe atmosphere during the bus rides
Attend all staff meetings, training sessions, workshops and conferences as requested or required
Be knowledgeable of the Annual Campaign financial assistance program
Take the initiative to do what needs to be done
Maintain a professional demeanor and appearance
All other duties as assigned
YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.
Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person's point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.
Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.
Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.
Must be 21 years of age or older
Must have at least 1 year of experience driving a bus
Must qualify under ODJFS stipulations to be a driver
Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.
This position can and should positively affect the physical, mental, social and emotional development of the YMCA participant. The bus driver will successfully fulfill his/her job description by meeting or exceeding the childcare and youth development programs. Participants should always have a positive and enjoyable experience at the YMCA.