School District 11 Bus Assistant in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Job TitleBus AssistantJob ID909501LocationTransportationFull/Part TimeRegularPOSTING CLOSE DATEThis posting will close at 4:30 pm on Friday, December 14, 2018JOB DESCRIPTIONSUMMARY OF FUNCTIONResponsible for the care and control of students when loading, unloading andduring transporting process on the school bus.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Monitor the boarding and departure of students on the bus Ensures that students are safely seated (seat belts, safety vests,car seats) and that wheelchairs are securely tied-down when required Performs daily pre-trip checks on wheelchair tie-down systems andadaptive seating devices utilized on the buses Reports damaged inoperable or missing equipment to the driver Assists the driver with maintaining the interior cleanliness of the busto which they are temporarily assigned Monitor the students during the ride to ensure bus rules and regulationsare followed Reinforce railroad crossing regulations and assist driver withexplaining and practicing bus evacuation procedures Assists students with entering and exiting the bus and finding assignedseating positions Works in cooperation with staff at program sites serviced by thatspecific route Responsible for completing student attendance logs on a daily basis asrequired and/or requested by a supervisor Maintains documentation of student behavior, completing disciplinereports as required and/or requested by a supervisor Implement disciplinary actions when needed to ensure a safe ride Assist driver in preparing written bus safety reports for the purpose ofkeeping parents, schools and Transportation Department informed ofdisciplinary problems Perform first aid/CPR when required Monitor and respond to physical, mental and emotional needs of allstudents being transported Monitors the well being of student passengers Attends to students during medical emergencies, for example,seizures or suctioning Assistants are responsible for maneuvering wheelchairs onto and off oflifts and secures the wheelchair with tie-downs on the bus. May need toblanket drag or lift studentsOTHER DUTIES Performs all other related duties as assignedKNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, policies and proceduresgoverning transportation of students. Basic math, writing, and communication skills Basic knowledge of District rules Ability to reason with students Operating knowledge of two-way radio, all safety restraint systems andfire extinguisher Capable of applying and wearing district provided safety equipment Capable of communicating effectively Capable of working cooperatively with others and be a team playerQUALIFICATIONS High School Diploma/equivalent First Aid/CPR certificateORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPSReports to the Operations Manager. Works with school bus drivers providingassistance to them in performing their non-driving duties.WORKING CONDITIONSWhile performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposedto moving mechanical parts, outdoor weather conditions, and vibration. Theemployee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic orcaustic chemicals, extreme cold and extreme heat, elevated noise levels.PHYSICAL DEMANDSThe work involves riding in a school bus. Typical positions require worker tobe capable of climbing stairs, crawling, bending, kneeling,reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting at least 60 lbs. Occasionallyrequired to push, pull or drag up to 60 lbs. Must be able to hold, graspand turn objects; use fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards;and feel the shape, size and temperature of objects. The work requires theability to speak normally, to use normal or aided vision and hearing, andto deFLSA STATUSNon-Exempt