“If it wasn’t for PADS, I don’t know where I’d be. They’ve helped me get all my medicine. They’ve gotten me to every appointment and provided transportation. The sheets are clean when I go to bed at night. I can laugh here and the people are nice." - Rose Valle, Former PADS Client

“I have never seen a shelter like this, with security and comfort, and people breaking their backs to help us. The people at PADS care about us like we are family and they have become our family.” – Eugene Thomas, Former PADS Client


Positions Available

Bus Driver

Basic Functions

The Bus Driver provides transportation for clients in agency vehicles while ensuring the safety of clients and staff.

Position Responsibilities


  • Maintain a professional and effective relationship with all individuals and agencies in the interest of PADS Lake County, Inc.
  • Comply with PADS Lake County policies as detailed in personnel handbook
  • Be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Maintain effective communication with other staff members


  • Assist in sign-up and loading the bus and/or van
  • Deliver appropriate paperwork to the Site Manager when dropping off the clients at the designated site
  • Pick up the appropriate paperwork from the Site Manager when dropping off the clients and the designated site. Deliver the paperwork to the mailbox of the PADS Program Coordinator daily
  • Complete and submit a monthly mileage report documenting the bus/van usage to Management
  • Complete and submit a daily pre-trip inspection for the bus/van noting any damage or maintenance concerns to Management
  • Arrange for repair and/or maintenance of the agency bus/van and, after obtaining approval, be responsible for ensuring that the repair and/or maintenance are completed


  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required
  • Attend and participate in all staff and department team meetings
  • Other duties as assigned

Education: High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Experience: 1+ years of school bus driving experience.

Special Conditions:  Must have a valid Illinois Commercial Drivers License with a Passengers Endorsement, current automobile insurance and a clean driving record

Immediate Supervisor: Director of Operations & Services                                                

Directly Supervises: n/a

Hours Worked: Based off busing needs; currently seeking assistance for morning runs

Salary Range: Dependent on qualifications and experience        


Please submit a PADS Lake County Employment Application to employment@padslakecounty.org

Submission Deadline - Until Filled.


PADS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

PADS Lake County Employment Application

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