Bus Aide

Job Description

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Purpose:   The Bus Aide assists in providing safe transportation to help students enjoy a complete educational experience. To accomplish these tasks, the Bus Aide works closely with the staff and administration of the cooperative and school district.

Responsible to:      Director of Special Education, and Transportation Supervisor

Payment rate:         According to Classified Salary Schedule

Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. A valid driver’s license on file at the Central Office.
  3. Health and Inoculation Certificate on file in the Central Office.
  4. Desire to continue career improvement.

Essential Functions:

  1. Assist in providing safe transportation to help students enjoy the complete educational program of the school district.
  2. Ensure that all activities conform to district and cooperative guidelines.
  3. Communicate effectively with all members of the school district, cooperative, and community.
  4. React to change productively and handle other tasks as assigned.
  5. Appropriately operate all equipment as required.
  6. Support the value of an education.
  7. Support the philosophy and mission of the cooperative and school district.

Physical Requirements/Environmental Conditions:

  1. Requires prolonged sitting or standing.
  2. Requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push heavy objects or materials.
  3. Requires stooping, kneeling, bending, turning, and reaching.
  4. Requires climbing and balancing.
  5. Extensive travel required.
  6. Must work indoors and outdoors year-round.
  7. Must work in noisy and crowded environments.
  8. Must work in and around dust, fumes, and odors.
  9. Occasionally requires move, lift, carry, pull, or push medium to heavy work objects or materials. Medium work is defined as exerting 50 to 100 pounds.

General Responsibilities:

  1. Assist bus drivers in supervising students.
  2. Maintain effective student discipline.
  3. Ensure that students board and depart the bus in an orderly fashion.
  4. Assist young or disabled students in boarding and departing the bus.
  5. Assist in providing for the special physical needs of students.
  6. Escort/transport students to and from various school facilities and areas.
  7. Work effectively with students, teachers, parents, community agencies, and other groups.
  8. Assist in safeguarding confidential information.
  9. Immediately report accidents, assaults, destruction of property, and abusive behavior to the Transportation Supervisor and Director of Special Education.