Bus Monitor - Transportation Dept
License and Certification Qualifications: None required.
Education Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent required.
Experience Qualifications: Experience with special needs students preferred.
Skills Qualifications: Ability to follow oral and written instructions quickly and accurately; ability to work with students who have special needs in a transportation environment; basic knowledge of transportation operations and equipment, medical and assistive equipment, first aid, student behavioral management, and emergency procedures; strong interpersonal skills; ability to take directions; and ability to exhibit a positive attitude.
Primary Responsibilities: Provide emergency support to medically fragile students and intervention to other students whose Individualized Education Program (IEP) requires constant attention while riding, loading, and unloading the school bus.
1. Assist bus manager with students while riding, loading, and unloading the bus.
a. Maintain knowledge of each student and individual needs.
b. Monitor and assist students while loading and unloading occurs.
c. Monitor and maintain student safety while on the bus.
d. Maintain a positive relationship with students.
e. Ensure all students and equipment are properly restrained for transport.
f. Operate bus lift and other equipment to ensure safe delivery of students on and off of the bus.
g. Ensure bus is empty of students after each run, verifying no students are on the bus.
2. Monitor status of students on the bus and provide assistance or notify qualified personnel as required.
a. Maintain knowledge of each student's condition and requirements while being transported.
b. Respond to immediate cases of student need of a minor, non-medical nature while in transport.
c. Notify properly trained and certified personnel of medical or other serious needs and provide immediate interim care as directed by qualified personnel.
3.. Assist bus manager with responsibility for all equipment.
a. Assist bus manager in inspecting and maintaining assigned bus and equipment.
b. Maintain knowledge of operation of bus communications and safety equipment.
c. Assist in proper operation of bus in confined spaces or while backing as required.
d. Maintain knowledge of fueling and other fleet maintenance procedures.
4. Maintain knowledge of routes, riders, and emergency plans.
a. Maintain knowledge of route directions and assist bus manager or substitute bus manager in running of assigned route.
b. Maintain knowledge of student names, addresses, pick-up/drop off times, and points of contact.
c. Maintain knowledge of and demonstrates ability to conduct Emergency Bus Evacuation Procedures while working as a team with the bus manager.
5. Act as a school system ambassador.
a. Act in a professional and courteous manner.
b. Treat all individuals with respect and patience.
6. Attend meeting and training sessions as directed by supervisory personnel.
7. Perform other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. In case of emergency the employee must be able to lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.