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Bus Driver RCHS - Rapid City
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Youth & Family Services (YFS)
Rapid City
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Organization: Youth & Family Services (YFS)

Department: Rapid City Head Start (RCHS)

Position: Bus Driver 2

Status: Full-Time

Reports to: Transportation/Operations Assistant

Location: Plaza Facility, Rapid City, SD 

Work Days: Monday through Friday

Hours/Week: School Year 40 hours; Summer 23 hours 

Non-smoking work environment.

Wage DOEQ.   E.O.E.

Essential Functions: Responsible for providing transportation to children as assigned in accordance with performance standards, policies, and DOT regulations. Responsible for completing required bus inspections and paperwork and fueling of vehicles as needed. Ensure all mileage reports are complete and turned in at required time. Drive defensively and be aware of safety of children at all times. Be aware of emergency procedures involving passengers and vehicles.  Enforce bus safety rules, including safety belt use. Learn and be familiar with assigned route/s. Remain informed and updated on transportation rules, regulations and laws. Assist teacher in all aspects of the classroom operation. Assignment may be one or several classrooms. Create, support and maintain a healthy, safe, learning environment conducive to each child's intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and aesthetic development. Establish and maintain a positive and trusting relationship with children and their families. Assist in all assigned grant activities including, but not limited to, in-kind and United Way. Maintain accurate records for each child, data entry and completion of appropriate documents and referrals as needed in a timely manner. Actively supervise and engage children at all times to ensure child safety. Follow YFS Discipline Policy and Behavior Management Guidelines. Maintain confidentiality as it relates to information about children, families and other staff members. 

Additional Functions: Assist in recruitment of children, families, and volunteers for program services. Promote and support all programs and services of YFS. Act in accordance with YFS' purpose, philosophy, values, goals, policies and procedures. Model appropriate behavior while working with other staff, children and families. Attend and participate in staff meetings and trainings as requested by supervisor. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor. 

Environmental Functions: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Flexible work schedule. 

Benefits: YFS strives to provide our employees with the best benefits we can. Medical, dental, vision, long-term disability & life insurance, holidays, vacation, sick leave, 401K, retirement/ pension, employee discount/ respective local businesses, and other.


Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or GED required. Minimum of 21 years of age (BFOQ) and have a good driving record. Personal vehicle with current liability insurance and a valid driver’s license required. Must have or be willing to obtain a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) within 30 days of employment.  CDL with P & S endorsements preferred. Must receive Department of Transportation (DOT) physical to acquire a CDL and be willing to submit to random drug testing as required by the DOT. Ability to maintain order in a moving vehicle. Experience working with children preferred. Ability to communicate and cooperate with children, other staff and parents effectively and tactfully. Ability to work with people of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Maintain a working knowledge of the needs of the ages of children assigned to and the ability to be responsive to those needs. Punctuality, dependability and flexibility. Must learn and execute emergency preparedness plan and be responsive to emergencies that may arise.


How to Apply: For consideration, an application for employment and detailed resume with cover letter must be submitted to the YFS Human Resource Department.  Application may be downloaded at: http://www.youthandfamilyservices.org/careers/.  Please note that resume only will not be accepted. 

How to Submit Application:

By email: yfshr@youthandfamilyservices.org 

In person or by mail: Youth & Family Services, 1920 N. Plaza Blvd., Rapid City, SD 57702

Other location: One Stop Career Center.