Bus Aide/Monitor

Blaine County School District No. 61 South Central / Twin Falls Transportation Not Applicable Full Time Posted 2M ago

About this job

TITLE: Bus Aide/Monitor
PAY GRADE: Classified Salary Schedule
FLSA: Non-Exempt
SUPERVISOR: Transportation Supervisor
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Works on-site according to designated schedule

SUMMARY:
The Bus Aide assists in the safe and pleasant transportation of students whose IEP calls for an aide on the bus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma or equivalent required. One (1) year of related experience preferred. Must be able to administer first aid/CPR. Spanish language skills or bilingualism preferred but not required. Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (This list of essential duties is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
* Answers multiple busy phone lines efficiently.
* Ensures the safety and well-being of children being transported to and from the program and on field trips on vehicles used by the program, including but not limited to, helping children board the bus safely, including helping teachers prepare for departure (putting on coats and assuring that each child has his/her own belongings), assuring that the bus driver is not distracted from the safe operation of the vehicle, helping children safely get off the bus and into the custody (only) of those individuals authorized to receive them, and retrieving any fallen objects during the bus ride.
* Follows and ensures mandated child restraint devise procedures, ensuring children are properly positioned and restrained as listed in the IEP.
* Will attend mandatory training(s) provided by the school nurse should health needs are a concern.
* Engages in activity that is safe and appropriate for a moving vehicle; and consistent with Developmentally Appropriate Practices to make the trip pleasant and comfortable.
* Assures the safe evacuation of children and adults passengers (following the Bus Evacuation Plan) and assists in assuring that all passengers are transported to the nearest hospital or to their private physician, as per Medical/Accident Emergency Plan, in the event of an accident or emergency.
* Assists in completing accident reports, when appropriate.
* Reports any traffic violations incurred by the Bus Driver to the school administrator.
* Attends all scheduled staff meetings, team meetings, and trainings, as requested.
* Supervises sign-in and sign-out procedures.
* Follows center's sick-child policy with regard to receiving children on the bus.
* Gives parents any notes or written materials sent from the school and distributes notes from parents to the appropriate school staff.
* Receives children's medicines from parents and returns them to parents.
* Relays parents' questions, to the special education teacher. When asked may inform parents of any pertinent information about the child's bus ride or condition.
* Assists in maintaining the interior of the vehicle in a clean and safe operating condition.
* Assures that no child is ever left unsupervised on a bus.
* Performs other duties, as may be assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Skill in communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Skill in effectively communicating in one-on-one and small group situations to parents, students, and other employees of the District. Skill in interpreting and implementing a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables. Ability to work in a friendly manner and develop effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all District requirements, Board of Education policies, and applicable State and Federal laws. Ability to communicate rules and instructions and exchange accurate information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The job is performed with indoor exposure including student noise and music, possible communicable diseases, or unruly students and outdoor exposure including variable temperatures and weather conditions, dust, pesticides, exhaust fumes, and smoke (seasonally). While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to climb, balance, stand, and walk; use repetitive motion; use hands to hold, move, feel and manipulate objects; reach with hands and arms; sit, stoop, kneel, or crouch. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Specific speaking and hearing abilities required by this job include expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word, shouting in order to be heard, and receiving detailed information through oral communication. Performs heavy work exerting up to 90 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.

Benefits

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$18.28 - $27.42 per hour

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Blaine County School District No. 61 is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.