Location 79 Coddington St.
Quincy, MA 02169
Employee Type Non-Exempt PT
Job Category After School
The 7D Van Driver is responsible for pupil transportation needs of a high quality Afterschool program which will include promoting YMCA core values and encourage lifelong learning. This position is responsible for providing effective interaction and communication with a wide range of internal staff and outside entities and be able to demonstrate high quality member service to program participants and their families.
Manages 7D vehicle ensuring compliance in all related areas including the Department of Transportation regulations for School Pupil Transport to 7D Vehicles, Department of Early Education & Care (EEC) licensing procedures and regulations. Provide reasonable accommodations to allow children with disabilities whenever possible and to meet each child’s individual needs according to EEC and ADA. Transport children according to SSYMCA requirements from school to the Quincy Afterschool program sites.
Routine upkeep of YMCA vehicles; including but not limited to refueling, basic operational checks and completing required forms of documentation ,Pre-trip and Post-trip inspections, maintaining interior cleanliness and scheduled 7D spring/fall inspection/annual vehicle inspections.
Communicate clearly with SSYMCA Afterschool Director and Site Coordinators to facilitate timely pick-ups and drop-offs and to manage children using positive guidance techniques in the vehicle.
STAFF ENGAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
Directly supervises program participants in accordance with the organization’s policies, EEC regulations, applicable laws, and 7Dcompliance. Monitor and communicate with supervisor all related vehicle requirements.
MEMBERSHIP ENGAGEMENT & DEVELOPMENT
Builds relationships with school liaisons and creates a supportive community environment connecting families to the YMCA’s cause.
Works with Afterschool Director to ensure assigned vehicle and equipment are safe, clean, adequately equipped, well maintained, and in compliance.
Responsible for engaging and supervising volunteers.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT & SUPPORT
Assists in YMCA fund raising activities/events, and engages in collaborative relationships with community organizations in order to strengthen support and build community.
CORE COMPETENCIES REQUIRED FOR SUCCESS AT THE YMCA- Leader Level
Mission and Community Oriented – Accepts and demonstrates YMCA values. Work effectively with people of all backgrounds and levels. Willingness to serve and fulfill community needs. Recruit volunteers and build supportive relationships with them.
People Oriented – Remains calm in challenging situations and seeks to understand the underlying cause. Speaks and writes effectively. Develops rapport, relates well and takes initiative to assist in developing others.
Results Oriented – Discovers ideas to create and deliver a high-value member experience. Makes sound judgments, establishes goals, plans work, supports fundraising, and adheres to budgeting procedures.
Personal Development – Recognizes personal strengths and limitations, pursues self-development and demonstrates flexibility.
CORE COMPETENCIES ESSENTIAL FOR CARING FOR AND EDUCATING CHILDREN & YOUTH
1.Understanding the Growth and Development of Children and Youth
2.Guiding and Interacting with Children and Youth
3.Partnering with Families and Communities
4.Health, Safety, and Nutrition
5.Learning Environments and Implementing Curriculum
6.Observation, Assessment, and Documentation
7.Program Planning and Development
8.Professionalism and Leadership
- Must have an excellent driving record, obtain or have a 7D or school bus license
- Must be at least 21 years of age, have a Driver’s License for at least 3years
- Knowledge of MA driving rules and regulations
- Must possess effective leadership skills and crisis management skills
- First Aid and CPR certifications must be valid prior to driving
- The ability to develop positive, effective working relationships with, staff, children & families, volunteers, school administrators are critical to the position
- The ability to implement methods to address and follow up with needs/concerns in a positive and professional way reflecting an attitude that values diversity
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; drive; use hands to handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and any other requirements mandated by the MA Department of Transportation and the Department of Early Education and Care.
All interested candidates are invited to apply to the Director of Afterschool Programs, Kate Morrison. Please contact Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org.