Special Children Need Special People

Bus driver

We hire people with the integrity, patience and sensitivity necessary to be a positive influence in the lives of children with special needs. It takes a special person to work with special needs children, and our drivers love what they do. Our special needs routes are operated by our most experienced drivers. Company-wide, our drivers have an average of 10 years of experience working with special needs children. Many of our special needs drivers have been operating the same routes for years, offering the continuity that is so important to special needs children. The experience and desire to work with special needs children extends to management; our general managers have an average of 14 years of special needs experience; a number of them got their start in this field as special needs drivers.

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SPECIAL NEEDS DRIVER AT DURHAM SCHOOL SERVICES

Drivers of special needs children are faced with an extraordinary set of responsibilities in providing safe and timely transportation of their students. The driver’s primary job is to safely operate the bus and get the students to and from school. Having a great deal of patience along with strong communication skills, critical thinking, and problem solving are all qualities a special needs driver needs to possess.