Casual Bus Driver

Job no: 496540
Work type: Casual
Location: Perth CBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
Categories: Professional Role

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Why Choose Amana Living?

Amana Living is one of the largest Aged Care providers in Western Australia and has been responding to the needs of older people and those who care for them since 1962. We offer a broad range of services, including residential care homes, transition care programs, retirement living villages, home care, day care, respite, and dementia specific services. Together, we enable older people to maintain their individuality, providing what is needed to support a fulfilling life.

Our vision is a community where every older person is honoured and valued. Our mission is together, we enable older people to maintain their individuality, providing what is needed to support a fulfilling life. Our values are compassion, collaboration, curiosity, inclusion and trust. Amana Living is proud to lead in reforms that benefit our workforce, caring for those who care for a career. 

Our Benefits

  • Competitive rates
  • Salary packaging benefits up to $18,550
  • School holidays childcare assistance
  • Continued superannuation contribution for employees who are on paid on unpaid parental leave
  • Health and wellbeing programs and more! 
  • Ongoing training and development to keep your skills growing.
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program

At Amana Living, we value diversity and welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including those who identify as living with disability, are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, or members of the LGBTIQA+ community. Join us in making a difference!


The Role

The role of the Bus Driver is to provide safe, careful, and comfortable transport to our clients and their carers; some of whom may have physical and / or cognitive disabilities requiring special handling techniques and care.

This role is offered on a casual contract. (Hours are 8.30am – 4.30pm)

Our Depot is located in Welshpool with trips scheduled across the metropolitan area.


Key responsibilities:

Key responsibilities

  • Driving Amana Living clients and staff / carers in a safe and careful manner
  • Remaining alert and aware of the safety and comfort of clients at all times
  • Ensuring that seat belts and mobility equipment such as wheelchairs, walking frames and walking sticks are securely positioned
  • Ensuring the cleanliness and tidiness of the bus on a daily basis
  • Performing and recording daily pre-start vehicle checks and weekly vehicle checks
  • Performing minor vehicle maintenance requirements
  • Notifying Fleet Management of scheduled service and maintenance requirements and concerns
  • Preparing and planning efficient travel routes; proactively anticipating traffic, parking, and building encumbrances
  • Maintaining open and respectful communication in the workplace with all staff and colleagues
  • Actively engaging and working collaboratively with other team members to encourage social interaction and positive and enjoyable outings
  • Acting in compliance with Amana Living’s Occupational, Health and Safety policies and procedures
  • Attending and actively participating in compulsory training sessions and staff meetings
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of own work practices


About you

The successful applicants’ priority is to assist staff with clients during outings, so effective communication and a compassionate nature is key in providing courteous and caring customer service.

Competencies & Behaviours

  • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable people, including an understand of dementia and behaviours
  • Senior First Aid Certificate and CPR certificate or willingness to obtain these certifications
  • Basic to intermediate computer skills that enable the use of emails and internet
  • Demonstrated good verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Proven organisational and time management skills

Essential Criteria:

  • Evidence of COVID-19 and Current Flu vaccinations per Amana Living policies
  • Ability to obtain a National Police Clearance (within 6-months validity)
  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical and reference checks
  • NDIS clearance
  • Current MR Medium Rigid heavy vehicle class driver’s licence with Passenger Transport Driver Authorisation


How to apply

If you are interested in this role and meet the essential criteria, please click the "apply now" button. Amana Living reserves the right to close this position prior to the closing date. Shortlisting and interviews will commence immediately.

Position Description

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
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