School Bus Driver
Job Description

School Bus Driver

Location: Halifax, NS

SOUTHLAND Transportation is pleased to be providing student transportation service in the Halifax region beginning in the 2020/2021 school year!

We are currently seeking dedicated and safety-minded School Bus Drivers to join our team. This is an essential role that offers job security, a flexible schedule and allows you to make a difference on the front line by transporting our children to school safely.

The health and safety of our employees and passengers has always been our top priority. In response to COVID-19, we have implemented the following additional safety protocols:

  • Safe and distanced interview process including virtual interviews and online onboarding
  • Personal protective equipment provided
  • Buses assigned to one driver wherever possible for fewer touch points
  • Thorough wipe down of all high contact areas in the workplace (including buses) to be completed twice daily
  • Sanitizing bus interiors with Health Canada-approved disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer stations in offices

This is an opportunity to be part of a growing company that offers competitive wages, professional growth, and work-life balance. This opportunity is perfect for existing School Bus Drivers in the area wishing to maintain their current routes, stay-at-home parents, or entrepreneurs/retirees!

Why You Should Choose SOUTHLAND

  • Competitive wages, bonuses, and flexibility within your personal life
  • Modern fleet
  • Evenings, weekends, school holidays (Christmas, Spring Break etc.) and summers off
  • Free training
  • Referral and training bonuses
  • Employee recognition programs such as long service awards, safety awards, employee recognition banquets
  • Mentorship program, professional development, employee engagement opportunities, and a chance to advance in a growing company
  • Employee engagement and improvement sessions
  • Nationally recognized professional driver training program
  • Advanced driver education in our Mobile Training Unit Simulator
  • School Bus Roadeos, staff BBQs, and a great family-oriented company culture

Hours of Work

  • Monday to Friday - no mandatory nights or weekends
  • Split shifts (approximately 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon)

Job Description

As a School Bus Driver you will be driving approximately 2 hours in the morning and 2 hours in the afternoon. Drivers work during the school year and are given time off in July and August.

Requirements

  • Valid Class 2 driver's license (will provide license upgrade training from Class 5)
  • Two years minimum of driving experience in Canada
  • 5-year driver's abstract
  • Must have a safe driving record
  • Undergo drug and alcohol testing, criminal record search, vulnerable sector clearance and reference checks


Job Requirements

 

Company Overview

SOUTHLAND Transportation Ltd. is committed to safety and service in the people transportation business. SOUTHLAND operates school, charter, commuter, and specialized transportation buses throughout Alberta and in Saskatchewan.

SOUTHLAND’S reputation for leadership and quality comes from the integrity and dedication of talented staff. We were the first school bus company in Canada to have our training program nationally recognized and certified by the Motor Carrier Passenger Council of Canada and are proud members of:

  • Student Transportation Association of Saskatchewan
  • Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council
  • Alberta School Bus Contractors Association
  • Partners in Compliance
Safely Home is our deep conviction to safety, and it is the ultimate promise we make to each other, to our clients, and to the communities in which we operate. SOUTHLAND is driven by safety. It is our first Core Value and is at the heart of all we do.