Floater School Bus Driver - Special Needs
Job Description

Floater School Bus Driver

Location: Calgary, AB

Why You Should Choose SOUTHLAND

Southland is currently seeking a Floater School Bus Driver to join our Complex Learning Needs (CLN) division. Successful applicants must have an excellent knowledge of the city and enjoy the challenge over covering different runs.

We offer free personalized training, competitive wages, bonuses, and flexibility within your personal life.

  • Part-time hours, split shift of 6:00 am to 9:30 am and 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
  • Monday through Friday
  • Free Class 2 training with a hiring bonus
  • Competitive wages
  • Referral and safety bonuses
  • Summers, weekends, and holidays off
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Employee recognition programs
  • Recognition as a community hero who helps to ensure everyone gets Safely Home

Job Description

Southland is seeking dedicated Special Needs (Complex Learning Needs [CLN]) School Bus Drivers to join our team! We offer specialized position-specific training for this role. Drivers are responsible for safely transporting students with varying complex needs on a daily basis and must be committed to safety and customer service. Bus Attendants are also present on the bus for some routes.

In addition to your duties as a School Bus Driver, the principal duties and responsibilities of the Floater Driver are:

  • Complete mandatory wheelchair training
  • Be willing and able to drive any route and operate any equipment for Complex Learning Needs (CLN) or School Bus
  • Perform non-driving duties, as assigned, during scheduled hours
  • Drive safely and responsibly; be prepared for all road and weather conditions
  • Verify with Dispatch what schools are on PRO
  • Keep an up-to-date route binder
  • Maintain radio contact and use proper radio protocol
  • Be prepared and ready to go at the designated banking location assigned by dispatch; communicate with dispatch at the scheduled time
  • Manage passenger behavior by quickly and effectively solving problems

Floater Drivers work during the school year and are given time off during the summer or during school breaks.

Requirements

  • Valid Class 5 (non-GDL) driver's license (FREE Class 2 training provided)
  • 4 or less demerits, with a relatively clean abstract
  • Clear criminal record
  • 10 years commercial driver's abstract


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.