• The Head Start bus driver is administratively responsible to the Supervisor of the program. The Grantee office will supply technical assistance. The role of the driver is to operate the vehicle safely. Respond reliably and safely to any emergency as well as to relate to the children he/she is transporting.
• To operate the bus on the assigned route.
• To follow the program rules for conduct while operating the bus.
• To provide a positive, supportive environment for the children riding the bus.
• To communicate reliably with the staff and children’s parents.
• To handle any emergency calmly and effectively.
• To maintain accurate records about the daily transportation of the children.
• To maintain accurate records on the daily operation of the bus including daily mileage.
• To maintain accurate records of vehicle maintenance.
• To participate in all necessary training and planning meetings.
• Drive Head Start parents, children and staff for medical, dental or social service referrals and/or follow up visits.
• Drive Head Start staff on job related trips as necessary with the supervisor’s approval.
• Must keep vehicle clean.
Must be vaccinated
Have experience driving a school bus.
Must comply with all applicable County, State and Federal requirements for school bus drivers.
Must have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
Class “B” or “C”
Restrictions may vary on the license
Must clear our insurance company review
Article 19A physical required for all bus drivers.
About the EOC:
The Economic Opportunity Commission is the designated anti-poverty agency in Nassau County; an innovative Community Action Agency devoted to facilitating and strengthening basic social relationships between individual, families, and social organizations.
For over 50 years, the EOC of Nassau County, Inc., has provided programs and services to the low-income Nassau County residents. During the past year, approximately 41,000 unduplicated low-income children, youth, individuals, and families accessed EOC programs and services. As a Community action Agency, the EOC of Nassau County, Inc., is a direct support for the county's residents who live at or below the federal poverty level. This includes those who are recognized as "working poor".
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
EOC believes that all employees are entitled to Equal Employment Opportunity that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex, or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or lawas and ordinances. EOC's Executive Management Team and Leadership is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activityes, access to facilities and programs and general treatment during employment. All personnel decissions are based on merit and finances. The EOC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Organization.
The Office of Head Start helps young children from low-income families prepare to succeed in school through local programs. The Head Start program promotes children's development through services that support early learning, health, and family well-being.