Job Announcement

 

POSITION: BUS DRIVER

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Hours Worked: Monday – Thursday with some Friday meetings, varied hours, 39 weeks

Approved on: 9/1/07

 

POSITION SUMMARY AND DEFINITION

The Bus Driver responsible for the safe transportation of young children to and from school on a daily basis. The driver’s attention must be primarily focused on the safe operation of the vehicle and obeying all local and federal traffic laws. The Bus Driver provides leadership to the Bus Aide. The Bus Driver contributes to the full compliance of the Head Start Transportation Performance Standards.

 

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Supervision Received: Supervision provided by the Transportation and Facilities Coordinator

Supervision Exercised: No supervision exercised though oversight is provided to Bus Aide

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The Wild Plum Center retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time.

 

  • Follow all laws and regulations pertaining to school bus transportation
  • Follow Head Start Transportation Performance Standards
  • Maintain busses and equipment in a clean and safe operating condition and report all defects to the Transportation and Facilities Specialist
  • Perform daily pre-trip and post-trip inspections on bus and inspect bus before each route
  • Maintain communication between families and the program by reporting illness or family information to the Teacher, Program Specialist, Health and Nutrition Director, or the Administrative Specialist
  • Drive for field trips assisting the Teacher at the destination
  • Approves/disapproves additions and changes to route in consultation with the Transportation and Facilities Coordinator
  • Provide oversight of the bus monitor and give assistance when needed
  • Attend training sessions, meetings and in-services when requested
  • Follow the program’s chain of command in dealing with program problems and concerns
  • Follow all Safety procedures

 

ADDITIONAL DUTIES

  • Maintain confidentiality and standards of conduct according to policy
  • Understand ethnic and economic backgrounds of families served
  • Manage time efficiently and demonstrate strong organizational skills
  • Safeguard the assets of the organization
  • Perform related duties as assigned

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education and Experience: Any combination of education and experience accepted. Previous bus driving experience preferred.

 

Special Qualifications: Must possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License and pass a motor vehicle record check at the time of hire and throughout employment. A DOT physical examination must be passed after a conditional offer of employment and prior to starting employment. Proof of TB test and required background checks must be completed. CDL, School Bus endorsement and CPR and First Aid certification required but can be obtained upon employment. Pre-employment and ongoing drug screens required.

 



POSITION: SUBSTITUTE

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Hours Worked: On- Call, hours varies with occasional Fridays, evenings and weekends

Position remains open until filled.

 

POSITION SUMMARY AND DEFINITION

The substitute supports the overall function of the daily operations of the program including classroom, kitchen, bus and some office support. The Substitute performs a flexible function for the program with the bulk of his/her hours in the classroom supporting the educational process. The substitute contributes to the full compliance of the Head Start and Early Head Start Performance Standards.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Supervision Received: Direct supervision provided by the Administration Coordinator.

On the job: leadership provided by Teacher, Teacher Assistant, Nutrition Specialist and/or Bus Driver.  

Supervision Exercised: None

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. The Wild Plum Center retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time.

When performing a Program Aide role:

-        Provide classroom support by assisting children with toileting, hand-washing, classroom set up and clean up, and transitioning children from one activity to another

-        Support classroom teacher by performing duties as assigned by Teacher in each unique classroom environment

-        Develop an understanding of developmentally appropriate practices for 3 and 4 year olds

When performing a Cook role:

- Proper usage of kitchen equipment

- Food preparation and clean up

- Assist with daily food cart set up

- Assist Cook in areas where needed

When performing a Bus Aide role:

-        Ensure that children are seated and belted in their seat at all times

-        Assure compliance with bus rules

-        Maintain communication with parents or adults as the drop off and pick up children

-        Assist children in getting on and off the bus in an orderly and safe manner

-        Ensure all items on the bus are securely fastened and unable to move freely around the bus

-        Assist driver to determine if a child is ill at the time he/she boards the bus and take appropriate action to communicate the need for the child to stay home

ADDITIONAL DUTIES


  • Attend training sessions, meetings and in-services when requested
  • Follow all Safety procedures
  • Work flexibly with varied hours and duties as assigned
  • Interact with children positively promoting expressive language, cognitive thinking skills, social emotional development and physical development
  • Maintain confidentiality and standards of conduct according to policy
  • Safeguard the assets of the organization
  • Follow the program’s chain of command in dealing with program problems and concerns
  • Perform related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Education and Experience: High school diploma or GED preferred. Must have valid CPR and First Aid certification, can be obtained after employment  

Special Qualifications: Proof of physical exam, TB test and required background checks must be completed. Willingness to improve early childhood education knowledge and application of knowledge required.

 

 

The Wild Plum Center is a tobacco and drug-free workplace that provides employment opportunities according to federal, state, and local laws. Except where required or permitted by law, employment practices shall not be influenced or affected by virtue of an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

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