Program Van Driver

Willimantic, CT


Primary responsibilities include

Transporting participants/students ages 14-24 to off-site activities, events, as well as to and from agency facilities and/or program locations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Follow safety rules as participants/students board and exit van or cross streets near van stops. 
  • Comply with traffic regulations to operate vehicles in a safe and courteous manner.  Maintain order among pupils during trips to ensure safety.
  • Check the condition of a vehicle's tires, brakes, windshield wipers, lights, oil, fuel, water, and safety equipment to ensure that everything is in working order.
  • Escort special needs participants/students across roads and highways.
  •  Report any van malfunctions or needed repairs.
  • Pick up and drop off participants/students at regularly scheduled neighborhood locations, following strict time schedules.
  • Maintain knowledge of first-aid procedures.
  • Prepare and submit reports that may include the number of passengers or trips, hours worked, mileage, or fuel consumption
  • Read maps and follow written and verbal geographic directions. Additional Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Attend in-service training as needed


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • The ability to see details at a distance.
  • The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Must pass a Local and National Criminal History Record Information Check under the National Child Protection Act.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Valid CT driver s license with a Public Service Activity Endorsement, or V endorsement, or CDL

Please apply below for immediate consideration. 

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