PS108415 - Substitute Bus Monitor - La Pine
Salary: $15.83 per hour
Hours per day: Varies
Under general supervision, the School Bus Monitor assists the Special Programs Bus Driver in providing safe and punctual transportation. The Bus Monitor observes and monitors behavior of children, interacts with parents and staff to promote the well being and safety of the children while being transported to and from school. This individual’s attention is intended to address specific student needs that cannot be managed from the driver’s seat. Performs activities involved in the safe boarding, transporting and exiting of passengers. The School Bus Monitor works under the supervision of the Transportation Supervisor, or designee.
NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK:
The School Bus Monitor is responsible for the safety of the children on the school bus, specifically pertaining to student behavior while on the bus and the restraints and equipment relating or assigned to the individual children onboard. The School Bus Driver is responsible for the transportation equipment, including all restraints connected directly to wheelchairs, the CDL safety checks and overall school bus maintenance.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Demonstrates effective management of student behavior in a school bus environment.
- Ensure that all passengers are in appropriate safety restraint systems and seatbelts.
- Understands the needs and requirements of the special education students riding the school bus based on the IEPs, and ensure proper care during the transportation process.
- Collaborate with the bus driver to ensure that each child is delivered to the care of a responsible adult (authorized list) upon leaving the bus.
- Prepares for and assists with emergency evacuations. Handles emergency situations calmly and quickly.
- Reports incidents, which affect the safety of students.
- Attends scheduled meetings and safety programs.
School Bus Monitors have a considerable amount of contact with students and are required to maintain discipline on the bus in order to ensure the safety of students. Exposure to inclement weather and the hazards associated with vehicular travel are routine for this position. The School Bus Monitor must be able to deal with physically, emotionally, and mentally handicapped students of varying ages in a stress-free, mature, and positive manner. The employee must also be able to lift, carry or otherwise assist students on and off the bus.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Proper procedures to follow in case of an emergency.
- Operation of all bus safety equipment.
- Filing and record keeping systems.
- Student behavior and methods to assure proper conduct.
- Safety practices.
- Evacuation procedures.
- Medical protocols for students as outlined in the IEP.
- Must be able to drag 125 pounds 30 feet in 30 seconds.
Skills & Abilities:
Possess the physical ability to regularly attend work and fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Ability to physically assist in evacuating students from a bus in case of emergency.
- Read, understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
- Accurately transfer, record and convey information, and materials as required by the position.
- Communicate clearly and appropriately in speech and in writing in accordance with educational standards.
- Promote the success of special education programs and the students served by these programs.
- Maintain patient, positive, persistent attitude and a warm, accepting personality toward persons with disabilities and their families.
- Ability to learn how to deal with bodily fluid spills.
- Adhere to the district requirements for a drug-free workplace.
- Abide by confidentiality requirements.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent. The position requires general knowledge of technical procedures. Knowledge of School District practices or policies is necessary. Job proficiency can be acquired in six to twelve months.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSING:
- Must have current first aid and CPR within 120 days of hire.
- Must maintain current first aid card at all times.
- Must maintain an average of 8 classroom training hours per year or 32 hours in 4 years as required by school bus drivers.
The statements herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of the job, the level of knowledge and skills typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work and physical requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work or otherwise to balance the workload.