King David High School is a pluralistic community Jewish high school. Our vision is to be a dynamic leader in empowering Jewish minds and engaging Jewish hearts for the modern world. We are also a top-rated independent school in central Vancouver; we are members of ISABC, and are a CAIS candidate school. Our staff come from all walks of life and backgrounds – we value diversity. King David teachers enjoy working in a warm, collegial environment. We collaborate to create a fun and caring learning environment where our students strive to reach their potential by setting high standards and working hard. King David High School nurtures a Jewish culture characterized by a shared tradition, a common dedication to social justice, and a love for learning.

Why Work at King David?

  • King David staff enjoy working in a warm, welcoming, modern and collegial environment
  • We work in a modern, technology-rich environment
  • Professional development is supported, both in and of school, through conference attendance and course and, or, workshop participation
  • We provide continuous support and mentorship for new staff
  • We encourage teachers to develop new courses, clubs, teams, and other student opportunities
  • We are learning together to teach the new curriculum as we place an emphasis on being at the forefront of change
  • We have a young, motivated, and engaged staff with an administration that is committed to creating a safe, positive work and social work environment
  • We offer a comprehensive compensation package with salaries above local public schools and with great extended benefits, pension and other perks
  • To live in Vancouver, one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world

CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

Part-time Bus Driver for King David High School

We are looking for a conscientious, kind, dependable, flexible and friendly person. The successful applicant will treat others with kindness and respect and will appreciate working with children. The driver will work under the direction of our Operations Manager. Bus drivers provide safe transportation for students while driving in a variety of road and weather conditions so care and attention to detail with a focus on student safety are a priority.

Responsibilities

  • Drive a bus in order to transport students from designated pick-up and delivery locations, both routine (morning school or after school run) and special (e.g., field trips, sporting events, etc.)
  • Conduct daily inspections of the vehicle, prior to operation, to check basic mechanical features; maintain vehicle fluids such as fuel, engine oil, coolant, etc., at the correct levels
  • Sweep interior of bus and ensure tidiness
  • Explains to regular passengers basic safety items such as safe operation of windows; and the use/location of emergency exits, fire extinguishers and first aid kit
  • Maintains order and adherence to safety rules among students during transport and when boarding and leaving bus, following school regulations.
  • Report any mechanical problems as soon as possible to the Operations Manager
  • Reports any incident/accident involving bus or students to the Operations Manager as soon as possible
  • Completes basic records and reports related to inspections, student behaviour, etc.
  • Maintains professionalism, ethical behaviour and confidentiality
  • Performs other related duties as may reasonably be expected of a person in this position

Attributes and Specific Duties

  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Valid B.C. Class 2 driver’s license with an Air Endorsement with a safe driving record; a driver’s abstract to be provided annually
  • Thorough knowledge of the rules of safe operation and safety precautions to be taken when driving and school buses
  • Sufficient physical strength to lift materials and equipment, ability to carry out safe working practices including the ability to use appropriate lifting and carrying techniques
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers and supervisors
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others including school staff
  • Ability to direct students, with authority and diplomacy to ensure appropriate and safe behaviour
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Previous related experience in driving large multi-passenger vehicles would be an asset
  • Previous experience working with groups of children would be an asset

Special Requirements

  • The successful applicant must be able to work around young people who are part of the vulnerable sector and will have to undergo a criminal records check completed by the school and be currently eligible to work in Canada.
  • Given the nature of the work, the bus driver shall not consume alcoholic beverages within 12 Hours prior to driving a bus. Violation could lead to dismissal. Further, the bus driver will ensure that any medication, drugs, etc. that may be taken will not impair driving ability. Consultation with a physician may be necessary for this.

Why work for King David

  • King David staff enjoy working in a warm, welcoming, modern and collegial environment.
  • We want you to feel welcome and part of our school team. If you have other skills we may be able to increase your employment should this be an option.
  • We offer competitive wages, moving towards $30 per hour, and a kind and caring work environment.

How to Apply

If you are excited to work with a committed and team-oriented group of staff and you have the desire to make a difference in the lives of others, we want to hear from you.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to Russ Klein, Head of School at [email protected]. We thank all candidates for their application and we will reply to all applicants though we will only be interviewing selected applicants. This position will be open until it is filled so as long as this posting remains active on our website, we are accepting applications.

Custodian

We are looking for a conscientious, kind, dependable, flexible and friendly person. The successful applicant will treat others with kindness and respect and will be an important and cared for member of our school staff. The Custodian will work closely with the Head Custodian, the custodial team and other school staff to ensure that we best meet our responsibilities to our students, families, staff and community.

Responsibilities

This role is varied and requires an individual who is self-motivated and able to work on their own or as part of a team as needed to maintain and protect our facilities. The external and internal appearance of our building reflects on all of us. It is important for a custodian to be careful and thorough in working, cleaning and tidying the premises. In addition, due to the nature of furniture and equipment in a school, the successful applicant should be able to move tables, chairs and other materials as needed.

Attributes and Specific Duties

We are looking for a caring and welcoming personality to support the focus on the upkeep of our building. You must enjoy working with people and supporting our staff in all situations. You must be physically able to move heavy items as this role, at times, will require physical exertion. A keen eye for detail and a real interest and care for your work are essential.

  • Keeps building and property in clean and orderly condition
  • Performs routine maintenance activities as well as regular cleaning including: sweeping, mopping, scrubbing, vacuuming, shoveling, dusting, polishing or other activities as required
  • Performs heavy cleaning duties as needed
  • Gathers and empties trash, recycling and compost
  • Scrubs, sanitizes, and restock supplies to restroom facilities and to other rooms as needed
  • Follows procedures for the use of chemical cleaners to prevent damage to floors and fixtures
  • Knowledge of safe chemical use handling procedures for cleaning and for storage
  • Assembly or disassembly of furniture and equipment as required
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs (replacing switches, fixing handles, minor leaks etc.)
  • Moving furniture, desks, chairs and other furniture and equipment
  • Report the need for repairs or additions to building operating systems
  • Secure facilities after operating hours by locking doors, closing windows and setting up the alarm
  • Other duties as assigned by the Head Custodian, Head of School or their designate from time to time

Role Requirements

     
  • Proven experience as custodian in a similar role or with an attitude to do this work well
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  • Knowledge of use and maintenance of industrial cleaning equipment and appliances
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  • Knowledge of safe disposal of chemical liquids and other hazardous components
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  • Familiarity with basic landscaping and handyman practices
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  • Attention to detail and conscientiousness
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  • Very good physical condition and strength
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  • High school diploma is preferred but not required
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  • Someone who, over time, wants to learn and grow so that they can take responsibility operating systems from heating to fire alarms to maintenance schedules
  • The successful applicant must be able to work around young people who are part of the vulnerable sector and will have to undergo a criminal records check completed by the school and be currently eligible to work in Canada.

How to Apply

If you are excited to work with a committed and team-oriented group of people, we want to hear fromyou. Interested candidates should forward their resume with a cover letter, current references and contact information to Russ Klein, Head of School, [email protected]. We thank all applicants. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. This position will be open until it is filled so as long as this posting remains active on our website, we are accepting applications.

King David gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of the Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver.