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Bus Rider

Support driver, safely transport children to and from YWCA Children’s Center in a mini bus.

Department: Improving Lives of Children
Supervisor: ILC Operations Director
Compensation Range: $16.00
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt –Part-Time/Full-Time
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday; Split Shift- based on needs of Children’s Center. Occasional evening or weekend work.

Kalamazoo 49007

Brief Description

Support driver, safely transport children to and from YWCA Children’s Center in a mini bus.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Operate the minibus in a safe and efficient manner.
  2. Immediately report defective minibus equipment to the ILC Operations Director
  3. Work effectively with children of varying ages and the YWCA Child Care providers riding the bus.
  4. Safeguard confidential information gained because of the position.
  5. Comply with association driving policy.
  6. Comply with applicable local, state and federal licensing requirements, certification and/or regulations.
  7. Work cooperatively with program participants, YWCA staff and volunteers.
  8. Perform other duties as assigned.
  9. Clean and service the minibus to include interior cleaning, exterior bus washing, installation of fuel, oil and other fluids as needed.


  1. YWCA location
  2. Off-site location
  3. Potential outdoor events
  4. Sitting, standing, kneeling, bending, some lifting
  5. Frequently required to stand
  6. Frequently required to walk
  7. Frequently required to sit
  8. Continually required to utilize hand and finger dexterity
  9. Frequently/Continually required to climb, balance, bend, stoop, kneel or crawl
  10. Frequently/Continually required to talk or hear
  11. Occasionally required to taste or smell
  12. Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions (non-weather)
  13. Continually work near moving mechanical parts
  14. Occasionally work in high, precarious places
  15. Occasionally work around fumes, airborne particles, or toxic chemicals
  16. Frequently exposure to outside weather conditions
  17. Occasionally exposure to extreme heat or cold (non-weather)
  18. Occasionally exposure to bloodborne and airborne pathogens or infectious materials
  19. While performing the duties of this job, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet; moderate; loud
  20. The employee must occasionally lift and /or move more than 40 pounds
  21. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Close vision; Distance vision; Color vision; Peripheral vision; Depth perception and ability to adjust focus
  22. Additional remarks regarding work environment:
  23. Specialized equipment, machines, or vehicles used: Mini Bus

Education requirements, certifications, work experience

  1. High school graduate or equivalent.
  2. Physically able to perform all duties related to mini bus operations.
  3. Ability to meet requirements of Bureau of Regulatory Services licensing.
  4. Current CPR, first aid, and blood-borne pathogen certification. (Provided by agency.)
  5. Satisfactory response to criminal and child abuse and neglect history checks.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  7. Effective communication skills with students, parents, and YWCA staff members


  1. Orientation to YWCA Personnel Policies, Mission, Purpose and One Imperative.
  2. Racial Justice Training
  3. Orientation to Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, Confidentiality, Mandatory Reporting.
  4. Other appropriate training and in-service which will occur during employment.

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