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Company Overview

Spring Dell Center, Inc. is dedicated to assisting individuals with disabilities in achieving their highest level of independence by providing support and employment opportunities for the quality of life they desire within their community. Our employees are responsible for providing the highest quality of individualized services. Our ultimate goal  is to promote full community integration for individuals with disabilities.


Salary: $11.06 hourly

Job Type:  Non Exempt Part Time

Hours Per Pay Period: 50 hours bi-weekly

Location: Spring Dell Center, Inc.,  La Plata, MD

Job Description:

Ability to operate assigned route(s) on a regularly scheduled part-time basis. Ability to work independently. Maintain a clean vehicle. Perform a pre-trip inspection. Transport wheelchair passengers – bending, kneeling, twisting involved and ability to pump lift manually. Identify and resolve problems. Must be able to evacuate bus if needed; by dragging or physically assisting passengers off bus. Assist in getting vehicles to repair shop.  Adhere to bus route and schedule – Able to drive a minimum of 3 hours without a break and drive a split shift.  Maintain a valid driver’s license (CDL if required).

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Maintain a valid DOT card.
  • Transport wheelchairs.
  • Work independently.
  • Complete all paperwork.
  • Drive a split shift.
  • Responsible for learning route(s) and being able to drive independently.
  • Get supervisor’s approval for a temporary change to vehicle stops, times and locations.
  • Notify Spring Dell Center or supervisor if route is more than 15 minutes behind schedule.
  • Never leave an individual at drop off location unsupervised, unless authorized to do so.
  • Give passengers your name and phone numbers, and that of your sub-driver.
  • Drive established route to transport passengers with developmental disabilities ensuring safety of all passengers and obeying all traffic.
  • Operate vehicle in safe and legal manner according to Maryland State laws or whatever state you may be in, driving.
  • Report to your supervisor or the Director of Transportation, within 1 business day, any traffic violations you receive.  (Failure to disclose could be cause for termination).
  • Responsible for safety on vehicle; passengers seat belted in, wheelchairs secured properly (with brakes, tie downs and lap belts).
  • Maintaining and completing correct forms in paperwork folders (Passenger Fact Sheets and Photos, Pre-trip, Mileage, Fuel, Accident, Work Orders, Incident and Injury reports).
  • Responsible for notifying supervisor or any malfunction immediately in writing and deliver vehicle for service as directed.
  • Responsible for checking and maintaining contents of first aid kit, triangle box, and emergency bag.
  • Obtain fuel for vehicle at Charles County Public Facilities, unless otherwise directed.
  • In case of accident or an emergency situation, report by phone as soon as possible to SDC.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Applicants must have a clean driving record and minimum three years’ experience in a commercial capacity.
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. or more.
  • Clean driving record with 2 years driving experience
  • Basic Computer Skills

Benefits and Perks

  • Paid Training
  • Paid Travel Expenses
  • Paid Holidays (10)
  • Health Insurance
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Free $10,000 Life Insurance/Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Workmen’s Compensation
  • Direct Deposit
  • Annual Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Military Leave
  • Jury Duty Leave
  • Bereavement Leave

Spring Dell Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer promoting a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

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