School Transportation Driver

JOB DESCRIPTION

Location(s):                     Menlo Park, CA

Work Status:                   Part Time 8-10am, 2-5pm and as needed

Position Summary

The ideal candidate is a responsible and mature individual who enjoys working with kids. This person engages students, their families and our staff in a professional and caring manner and demonstrates reliability.  The role requires a driver with a clean DMV record, who can show sound independent judgment and patience in challenging situations. 

This is a split-shift position providing pick-ups in the morning and drop-offs in the afternoon. The driver will transport children to and from our Menlo Park campus from cities and towns in the surrounding bay area.

Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Provide safe, reliable transportation door to door from student homes to our Menlo Park school and from school to the student home

  • Transport between 1-3 students to and from school in a personal vehicle

  • Transport up to 10 students on field trips in a school transportation van

  • Creating a sensory friendly experience free of aroma and with audiobooks or music available on request

  • Maintain a clean and clutter free vehicle

  • Maintain a current and active car registration, auto insurance, and a clean driving record

  • Communicate with the Executive or Associate Director regarding traffic issues which will significantly impact the arrival or departure of the student

  • Maintain daily transportation logs, keep track of mileage and gas purchases (if applicable)

  • Report vehicle maintenance needs to the Executive or Associate Director

  • Monitor the safety and wellbeing of students while in transit

  • Offer campus support to teachers and learning guides with transitioning students on and off campus for field trips and vocational opportunities

  • Provide transportation from other school settings to the Open Mind campus 

  • Willing to be CPR certified

Qualifications

Basic

  • Provide proof of insurance for your vehicle

  • Clean DMV record

  • Clear a background check

  • Negative TB test

  • Follow COVID-19 protocols including daily screening forms, surveillance testing, and good hygiene practices

Preferred

  • Experience working with children with disabilities

  • Experience driving in Bay Area

About Open Mind School

Open Minds, Silicon Valley is a leader in inclusion and accessibility working with public, private,
nonpublic schools and businesses around the SF Bay Area and beyond. Open Minds, Silicon
Valley operates Open Mind School, a small k-12 nonprofit pilot model school in Menlo Park. Our
world-class team of educators, entrepreneurs, and specialized service providers are working
together to use data analytics to make informed decision making on school learning
environments. We're dedicated to creating and providing a child-centered, personalized
experience that leverages local experiential learning opportunities. Open Mind School's mission
is for all students to access high quality education, enrichment opportunities, and social
experiences in an inclusive and supportive environment. Open Mind School is a public benefit
corporation and nonprofit organization which requires us to meet rigorous standards of social
and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

OMS is an equal opportunity employer.

 

OMS hires employees regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, and other protected statuses as required by applicable law.