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Position Purpose

To assist the bus driver in providing safe and punctual transportation to and from classroom sites. Observe and monitor behavior of children, interact with parents and staff to promote the well being of children.

Essential Job Responsibilities: Performance Indicators

Monitoring and Safety (90%)

  1. Assist children in boarding and exiting the bus.
  2. Assist driver in completion of daily sign on & off sheets, accounting by name all children getting on and off the bus.
  3. Ensure that all children are secured in weight/height appropriate seatbelts or restraints and that while seated all adults use available seatbelts.
  4. Visually observe the health of each child on the bus.
  5. Ensure that any behavioral issues do not compromise the safety of any child on the bus or the ability of the bus driver to safely operate the vehicle.
  6. Use age appropriate communication skills with children on bus.
  7. Collaborate with the bus driver to ensure that each child is delivered to the care of a responsible adult (authorized list) upon leaving bus.
  8. Ensure that the responsible adult (authorized list) signs for the child upon leaving the bus.
  9. Ensure that no child is ever left unattended while on the bus, following all procedures put in place to prevent a child being left behind.
  10. Assist the bus driver with any emergency situations following all rules and regulations as they pertain to school bus safety and child health.
  11. Fill out accident/incident reports as appropriate.

Maintenance & Communications (10%)

  1. Assist driver with keeping inside of vehicle picked up.
  2. Responsible to do walkthrough of bus (looking for children and or items left behind) prior to being dropped off
  3. Assist driver with evacuation drills.
  4. Assist with paperwork flow between homes and sites.
  5. Maintain positive communications with parents, drivers and site staff, relaying information to appropriate parties as needed.
  6. Attend any trainings or meetings as required by Transportation Manager

All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to Head Start’s policy on confidentiality.

Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience (typically one year) working with groups of pre-schoolers (ages 3-5), knowledge of age appropriate behaviors and safety practices a plus.
  • Knowledge of safety practices as they relate to pre-school children.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Employment conditional upon results of Central Background Registry.
  • Requires current Pediatric CPR and First Aide Certification
  • Health Appraisal required.

Physical/Mental abilities and processes

  • Ability to visually assess the health and behaviors of children.
  • Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs, typically assisting children into seats, and the ability to carry or drag a child in an emergency situation out of the bus to a safe area.
  • Frequent bending at the neck, waist and knees and occasional squatting.
  • Daily sitting, about 85% of riding time.
  • Occasional climbing to enter and exit bus.

Position Information

  • Pay grade 2
  • Approx 35-39 weeks per school year
  • Supervised by Regional Manager

Approved by Policy Council : 01/13/04
Last Update: 05/17/04. August 2021

This job description was last updated on 08/11/2021. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This job description is subject to change at any time.

Because this position requires in-person work and is student and/or visitor facing, complete vaccination against coronavirus disease 2019 (also known as COVID-19) is required.

Head Start of Lane County is an EEO Employer.
Head Start of Lane County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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