Bus Driver

  • Part Time Position – 18 hours per week
  • 3 Year Contract
  • Generous Salary Packing
  • East Malvern Location
The Bus Driver will be responsible for collecting clients from their homes in the morning and transporting them to our Disability Centre in Fisher Street, Malvern East and taking them home at the end of the day.  Other duties include cleaning of vehicles, refuelling of vehicles and monthly maintenance checks. The incumbent will be required to develop a relationship with the clients and implement developed behaviour management support plans when required. Training and education will be provided. The person will mentor and guide the clients with safe transport practices and support new clients during their orientation to the service. 
The successful applicant will have:
  • Full Victorian drivers license and have the confidence to drive a 12 seater bus  
  • Safe driving record
  • Ability to assist &/or learn wheelchair strap/belts for securing clients into bus
  • Familiarity with wheelchair hoist operations.
  • Show initiative, be a team player, and be pro-active and dedicated to deliver safe practice
  • Have ability to implement behaviour management strategies alongside staff when required
  • Have a calm and understanding manner.
Desirable skills and experience include:
  • Experience in working with people with intellectual
mecwacare is a leading not-for-profit organisation with a reputation for excellence. We have provided care to the Victorian community since 1959, offering residential aged care, home care packages, respite care, in-home support, community housing, community programs, disability and nursing services. We provide optimal choice for people of all ages, irrespective of financial, religious, cultural or lifestyle background.
mecwacare cares for more than 16,500 people each week across greater Melbourne and regional Victoria through a highly-integrated service network operated by more than 2,000 employees and 450 volunteers. Our staff are culturally and linguistically diverse, representing 89 nationalities and speaking 98 languages. Our organisation believes in responding to the changing needs of the community and actively encourages and supports continuous improvement, innovation and safe service delivery.
mecwacare offers opportunities for professional development, with an ongoing learning culture and supportive team environment. If you are looking for a caring work environment, are driven to provide high quality care and wish to benefit from our generous salary packaging options, please contact us. All successful applicants will need to undergo a Police Check.
Enquiries to Katrina Everingham – Client Services Supervisor on 03 9572 9***
Application Closes: 5 pm, Monday, 6 July 2020.