Public Schools Branch (PSB), Island-wide
Jobs: School Bus Drivers
School Bus Drivers are in high demand at the Public Schools Branch across PEI.
If you enjoy driving and working with children, this is the job for you! The School Bus Driver is responsible for safely operating the school bus on a regular daily schedule to transport children to and from school in the mornings and afternoons.
School Bus Drivers start as casual and are placed on the substitute list, and can work their way up to a permanent position,” says Catherine MacKinnon. “Several drivers have been with us for 35 to 40+ years of service and love their job. Many are getting set to retire and we need to replenish our pool of Bus Drivers.”
To apply, all applicants need to provide proof of Grade 12 education or equivalent, a valid driver’s license for at least five years, and a vision test. They also need to submit proof of medical fitness, a driver’s abstract, and vulnerable sector criminal record check.
Upon successful completion of the Bus Driver Training Program, Public Schools Branch offers the third component which is a Student Management Program.
“PSB had a partnership with Rural Community Learning Inc. (RCLI) , Career Development Services and SkillsPEI to train Bus Drivers earlier this year and it went quite well.”
“To be a School Bus Driver, you have to love children and make them feel secure. As a School Bus Driver, you are part of the team,” Catherine says. “Great bus drivers care about their passengers, their colleagues, and their work. Every student has a story, and every Bus Driver has the opportunity to help make it a great one.
“As a School Bus Driver, you will have a chance to make a difference in a child’s life, and maybe your own as well.”
For more information, call 902-368-6836 or email [email protected].
Jobs are advertised on the Public Schools Branch website and Career Development Services.
Visit www.cdspei.ca and click on Job Board.