Accessible services operator
Driving an accessible bus is quite different from being an operator on a regular route. In most cases, you will work with a dispatcher who sends you to specific locations for pickups and deliveries. However, unlike a taxi driver, your passengers generally book their trips as far in advance as possible so a schedule can be put together for you and your fellow drivers.
You will assist passengers, many of whom are in wheelchairs, as they get in and out of your specially-equipped bus. You'll drive them to medical appointments, meetings, and social events. Your passengers will be people of all ages, and with a wide variety of disabilities.
Many people who are accessible services operators find that they develop special relationships with their customers, and learn just how special - and often inspiring - they can be.
- Steady pay and good benefits
- Full-time or part-time work
- Shifts (working days or nights)