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Van Driver

1811-D South 7th Street, San Jose, California, USA

Job Type




About the Role

The Van Driver provides door-to-door service for students in our afterschool program. They keeps simple records; maintains the van in a clean, safe, and orderly condition and performs other related work as required while adhering to agency union and State safety regulations.



  • Ensures passengers are picked up and transported to/from the center in a safe and timely manner

  • Plans and/or cooperates in establishing schedules; follows established schedules; adjusts schedules to meet unanticipated changes; determines the safest and most efficient pick up and drop off routes

  • Assists passengers on and off the van in a safe and courteous manner, providing door to door service

  • Reports any client issues immediately to the Driver Supervisor and/or scheduler

  • Performs pre-trip procedures, including inspecting the van and maintaining it in a clean, orderly, and safe condition; reports the need for maintenance or servicing

  • Operates the van in a safe and courteous manner, following California driving laws and regulations, including seat belt regulations and cell phone regulations

  • Maintains standard records such as logs of passengers driven, miles driven, and gasoline purchased

  • Submits all paperwork regularly as required

  • Develops and maintains effective working relationships with other agency staff members and others in regular contact with the program

  • Communicates effectively and respectfully with people from different racial, ethnic and cultural groups and from different backgrounds and lifestyles; demonstrates a knowledge of and sensitivity to their needs

  • Typical hours of work are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:30pm-5pm for pickup and 6:45pm-8:30pm for dropoff, however some special events on weekend day shifts may be required


  • This is a safety sensitive position

  • Safely drive a large passenger van

  • Must possess a valid California Driver's License

  • Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record as demonstrated by current K-4 DMV printout

  • Must be cleared by the Department of Justice through fingerprinting and background check

  • Must qualify to be insured with the agency vehicle insurance carrier

  • Must have reliable transportation to worksites

  • Ability to determine safe and efficient routes to be driven and read street maps

  • Following oral and written directions

  • Communicating effectively with and being sensitive to the needs of the passenger population served

  • In accordance with US Department of Transportation requirements, must pass a pre-employment drug screening test and comply with periodic testing for drug use and alcohol misuse

  • Work cooperatively with co-workers and others contacted in the course of the work

  • Must speak English

Ideal Candidate

Previous experience driving passenger van

Experience working with school age children

Must be able to demonstrate ability to work with people from diverse racial/cultural/socioeconomic backgrounds

Time Committment:

Commit to 2.5 hours a day twice a week for the full acaemic year

Must be able to commit to Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00 or 6:45-8:30 from Oct thru May

On-Site work location required

Addtional Details

Submit a resume and supporting documents

Complete an online application

Possess a valid California Driver's License

Submit to a current K-4 DMV printout

Submit to and pass a background check(no cost)

Submit Health Certificate with Negative TB Test (from a physician)

Attend a 1.5 hour orientation

Complete a W9


Stipend position 4-5hr+/- per week $25hr.

About the Company

B.O.O.K (Building Our Own Kids) Academy is a free community service provided through the Maranatha Outreach Center in San Jose, Ca.. B.O.O.K provides a positive, safe, and quiet atmosphere for students in grades K—12 to excel in their academic studies. Four levels of services are offered through the program: homework assistance, tutoring, skill-building activities, and access to computers. A mental wellness component is also available.

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