SBSB Program Driver/Mentor

Reports To: SBSB Program Director; BMP Exec. Director
Effective Date: TBD

Position Summary:
This role has the dual focus of student transportation and mentorship in the Strength Based Skill Building (SBSB) Program. The SBSB program operates 3pm to 5pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during the school year and 8AM to 12PM on Tuesday and Thursday over the summer break. Projected working hours for this role are approximately 1PM-7PM (6-hours) during scheduled program days over the school year and approximately 7AM-2PM during summer break. The goals of this position are to safely transport participants (via 12 passenger van) to and from the SBSB program facility as well as build a healthy mentoring relationship with each student. Work is performed under the direction and guidance of the SBSB Program Director.

Primary Duties/Responsibilities
Drives a program-issued 12 passenger van to pick up participants at designated locations at designated times. Locations to include: schools, daytime programming facilities, and residences.

Engage in scheduled program activities alongside students; including physical fitness programs.

Converse with other program staff concerning student needs and outcomes.

Encourage students and monitor progress toward their individual goals.

After SBSB programming, safely transport students to their homes.

Converses with program participants during transportation trips.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to safely drive a 12 passenger van, including adverse weather conditions.

Ability to adhere to a strict time schedule of pick-up and drop-off.

Ability to communicate via cell phone with program director, school officials, participant families, program supervisor.

Ability to communicate with passengers while driving.

Ability to understand and follow a GPS system for locating pick-up/drop-off locations.

Ability to safely park and store the 12 passenger van at a predesignated drop-off location.

Ability to use time tracking software to log hours on the job.

Ability effectively track miles driven during transportation trips.

Ability to converse effectively with students about difficult issues in an empathetic manner.

Ability to monitor physical fitness activities for safety.

Ability to deliver exceptional client service on a day-to-day basis.

Enhances the reputation of the organization by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and diverse tasks.

Comports themself with integrity and maturity.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills displayed on a consistent basis.

Exercises active-listening skills and provides responses.

Ability to take clear/concise case notes.

Ability to be detail-oriented.

Punctual and dependable.

Ability to work with diverse population(s) of participants.

Adapts to continuing education and learning through BMP experience.

Ability to acquire and maintain PA Criminal History Report, PA
Child Abuse History

Certification, FBI Federal Background Check, and Mandated Reporter Training.

Education, Training and Experience:
High School Degree

Clean PA State Driving Record (no violations, accidents, or other driving infractions)

1-3 years' experience driving/transporting middle school and/or high school age children

1-3 years' experience working with at-risk teens (preferred)

Licenses/Certifications:
Valid PA State Driver's License