Greater Sydney Area
Assisted Travel Officer
Greater Adelaide area
Position available: Sydney
DRIVERS FOR STUDENT TRANSPORT
Care Transport Services
Greater Sydney Area
About the business
Care Transport Services is a contractor to the Assisted School Transport Program. We provide safe and comfortable transport for students with special needs to and from school. We also provide transport to NDIS participants and War Veterans (DVA transport).
About the role
We are looking for drivers in the greater Sydney area.
Drivers are entrusted with the safe transport of students to and from school in the morning and afternoons. Each school run is different and will either be in a sedan, wagon, people mover, or a minibus.
Benefits and Perks
- Own vehicle needed for school run min. 4 Doors (not older than 15years)
- No work during school holidays
- Drivers paid at $26.93/hr including casual loading and mileage allowance
- Suit semi-retired or those who wish to work minimum hours.
- Being a service to your local community.
Skills and Experience
Our drivers must be friendly and polite, good communicators, reliable and flexible.
Drivers must have a full unrestricted licence and an exceptional driving record, and working with children check.
The role requires communicating daily with students, parents and teachers.
Only serious applicants need apply
To be considered for these position drivers will have the following:
Upon receipt of the WWCC number, EOI applicants will need to proceed with the free online anaphylaxis e-training provided by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. This online course is essential for all NSW Department of Education employees working with children.After completing the course the certificate can be printed and attached to the EOI application. The certificate does not need to be signed by a supervisor.To help ATSOs in their role, ASTP facilitates training in:
Schools also provide individual training and briefings on the specific travel support needs of students on transport.ATSOs are expected to participate in training in order to improve their skills. ATSOs must be 18 years old, physically able, have good communication skills, be respectful and understanding of students with disability, and be able to work collaboratively with others.
The EOI application process can take several weeks given the various checks that are undertaken. It is essential that all information is fully completed.ASTP will formally advise applicants if they have been successful and provide information on whether they will be on a relief list or commencing work on a transport run. Identification cards will also be issued.
Assists with the development, planning, implementation and monitoring of school bus routes and the safe transportation of children to and from school and school activities within established regulations and guidelines; collects and prepares monthly reports on students, vehicles, drivers, mileage, programs and others, as needed.
Essential Job Functions
Working knowledge of transportation planning, scheduling and operations, local geography and office procedures; safe and defensive driving methods and first aid procedures including CPR. Some knowledge of personnel policies, including confidentiality; state and local school bus operation laws and regulations. Working skill in the use of a personal computer, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database, mapping and routing, and web-based route posting; accident protocol and reporting procedures. Demonstrated ability to operate fleet of vehicle safely and punctually in all weather conditions; to work effectively with drivers, children, parents and staff. Demonstrated ability to work under stressful conditions or emergencies and to plan, organize and work independently; to assist with training others. Demonstrated ability to analyse data, establish efficient routes and identify and correct problems.
Valid full Driver's License. This position requires the incumbent to drive. In accordance with our Policy, an employee who occupies the position and is assigned owner or leased motor vehicle will be subject to annual driving checks and must maintain acceptable records pursuant to the standards set forth in the policy.
First aid and CPR courses; Defensive Driving Course. Meets physical qualifications for school bus drivers. Applicants considered for employment must successfully complete the following background investigations/tests:
· have a valid Working With Children Check (WWCC) number
· receive clearance from the ASTP before commencing work
· are medically fit to hold a driver licence
· maintain a good driving record
· carry driver identification at all times