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CDL Bus Driver – Summer Camp Pick-up / drop-off (Seasonal Position) 

Rate of Pay:             $25/hr

Hours:                       20-25 hrs, Monday-Thursdays. Split 3-hour am/pm shifts

Duration:                 June 17, 2024 through July 18, 2024

We are seeking a skilled Bus Driver to join our team. The ideal candidate will safely transport summer camp participants to and from Apple Ridge Farm at 173 Apple Ridge Road, Copper Hill, VA 24079. The designated route includes pickup and drop-off locations within the vicinity of Roanoke. The position reports to the Executive Director and is paid biweekly on Thursdays.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Safely operates a bus across interstate, primary, and mountainous roads.
  • Conducts safe and orderly loading and unloading of passengers at specified stops.
  • Manage passenger behavior to ensure a safe and pleasant journey
  • Communicate effectively with passengers and address any concerns
  • Maintain a clean and mechanically sound bus

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES

Education

RequiredGraduation from high school or equivalent.

Experience/ Certifications/ Licenses

PreferredExperience driving a school bus with passengers.

Preferred: Experience working with children

Required: Possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License with endorsements for school bus driver. Must have and maintain a Red Cross First Aid and CPR certificate or obtain same after employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Skills:

  • Experience working with children is preferred
  • Proficient in behavior management techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively with passengers
  • Possess a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Familiarity with school bus driving regulations and procedures
  • Mechanical knowledge for basic bus maintenance and troubleshooting is a plus
  • Fluency in multiple languages is advantageous for multilingual communication
  • Previous experience as a van driver or in a similar role is beneficial

Additional Requirements

Must be age eighteen (18) or older. Subject to a complete criminal history and Child Protective Services background search with acceptable results. Following a conditional offer of employment, one must submit to a pre-employment drug screen. Must also be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description. Must supply references. Must successfully complete the Virginia Education Department training curriculum for school bus drivers. Must complete State and County requirements of twenty hours of classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction. Must possess an acceptable driving history verified by a current Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Driving Record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Medium

Lift and/or exert a force of 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly. Standing, Sitting, Walking, Lifting, Carrying, Pushing/Pulling, Reaching, Handling, Fine Dexterity, Kneeling, Crouching, Crawling, Bending, Twisting, Climbing, Balancing

PRIMARY WORK LOCATION

Vehicle, Outdoors, Apple Ridge Farm

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT, WORK AIDS

Bus: First aid equipment provided.

If you are passionate about driving, enjoy working with people, and prioritize safety, we encourage you to apply for this rewarding opportunity as a Bus Driver. Don’t hesitate to contact josh@appleridge.org for more information or to apply today!

Housekeeper /Airbnb HOstess – Year Round position / Part-time / As Needed

 

Rate of Pay:   $13/hr – $15/hr

Location:       173 Apple Ridge, NE, Copper Hill, VA 24079

Apple Ridge Farm seeks an experienced housekeeper to clean and maintain facilities and lodging areas. Hours for this position are limited and seasonal. Scheduling will occur as needed on a part-time basis. Site-specific training and supplies will be provided. Payroll occurs bi-weekly on Thursdays. This position is located in Copper Hill, VA, 24079.

Duties:
● Ensures cleanliness of designated areas according to Apple Ridge standards.
● Performs other duties as requested, including but not limited to sweeping, dusting, mopping, cleaning and stocking bathrooms, trash removal, recycling, etc.
● Services guest rooms as needed in accordance with Apple Ridge Farm, Caboose Car Bed & Breakfast procedures, such as stocking guest room supplies and changing bed linens, while following company standards and safety/security procedures.
● This role would also conduct ‘deep cleaning’ activities within the guest rooms or event spaces in conjunction with volume needs or preventative maintenance tasks.
● Secures the facility, ensuring buildings are locked/unlocked as required.
● Ensures security of company assets.
● Other related duties and tasks as assigned by the manager.

Requirements:
● Previous custodial experience preferred
● This position requires strong attention to detail and an ability to communicate effectively with team members verbally and in written form.
● Frequent lifting, carrying, pushing, or pulling greater than 50 lbs.
● Must be available to work weekends – Flexibility is a plus!
● Must be proficient in the use of e-mail, Google Calendar, and smart-phone apps
● Must have a smartphone with efficient cellular service
● Must pass a successful Virginia Background Check to include violent crimes and crimes against minors
● Must have reliable transportation
● A successful background check regarding violent crimes or crimes against minors is required.
If the above sounds like a fit for you, we would love to have you join our Team!
Any interested, qualified applicant should e-mail their completed application to india@appleridge.org. Applications may be found at: www.appleridge.org/jobs.
Position open until filled.

All Positions

Site-specific training and supplies will be provided. 

Unless specified, all positions are located at 173 Apple Ridge Road, NE, Copper Hill, VA 24079 (camp site).

Payroll occurs bi-weekly on Thursdays.

Successful background checks are required, specifically regarding violent crimes or crimes against minors. 

If the above sounds like a fit for you, we would love to have you join our Team! Any interested, well-qualified applicants should complete an Apple Ridge Farm employment application and unless specified otherwise send to india@appleridge.org.

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