Bus Driver/General Maintenance Worker will provide safe transportation to and from program sites while maintaining a supportive and positive atmosphere. During time not driving, staff will perform general maintenance tasks in the Sacred Heart Center building.

Bus Driver/General Maintenance Worker is responsible for conducting themselves in an appropriate manner, and setting a positive example for children, parents and co-workers.

About Sacred Heart Center 
SHC connects Latino families with tools to thrive and flourish.  Our work manifests through:  A continuum of educational opportunities for adults, innovative programs for youth and children, and strategic partnerships to meet community needs. We envision a Richmond community that actively embraces each other in our shared humanity.

Key Responsibilities

The Bus Driver/General Maintenance Worker will have the following primary responsibilities:

  • Drives bus safely according to SHC policies and procedures and state laws.
  • Completes thorough before-and-after trip checks each day and record all information.
  • Records gas level, mileage, and maintenance on designated forms, when necessary.
  • Makes sure bus is clean at the end of a trip.
  • Promotes safety at all times by keeping first aid supplies fully stocked.
  • Ensures that bus rules are announced and followed.
  • Develops friendly and positive relationships among staff, volunteers, parents, and children. Communicates regularly with other staff members and supervisor.
  • Comply with all emergency procedures appropriate to the bus and in conformity with procedures adopted by emergency service authorities to ensure the safety of the children and staff
  • Consistently demonstrate positive interaction with all children and adults; talk to them and treat them with dignity and respect
  • During the time not driving (in between routes): Maintains, services and conducts minor repairs on buildings and equipment.
  • During the time not driving (in between routes): Performs a variety of semiskilled duties in the areas of carpentry, painting, plastering, or cleaning.

Experience and Attributes: 

Ideal candidates for this position will share our commitment to our mission and to our values of compassion, inclusion, equity, and collaboration, and have related experience, including:

  • HS Diploma or General Equivalent Diploma
  • Possess Virginia driver’s license
  • Knowledge of the rules/guidelines related to passenger vehicles (bus).
  • To keep confidences, loyalties and practice professionalism.
  • Be reliable and dependable.
  • Able to drive safely and within the required posted speed limit.
  • Possess a valid license, current insurance, and a clean driving record; able to pass a defensive driving course.
  • Basic knowledge or experience in general maintenance work preferred.
  • Work a flexible schedule to meet program staffing/planning needs.
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English preferred.
  • Exercise mature judgment and sound decision making.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to safely drive a bus for short/long periods of time.
  • Ability to respond to emergency situations.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.

Schedule: Monday/Wednesday 5:00-10:00pm, Tuesday/Thursday 5:30 – 9:30 pm

Salary: Commensurate with experience, part-time position, 4 afternoons/evenings per week during the week.  Occasional opportunity for weekend hours for special field trips.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume by email to: Claudia Guerrero Barrera, Sacred Heart Center, Claudia_Guerrero@shcrichmond.org