JobID 1828 : Bus Attendant (#998892)

Job | Posted a year ago


  • Minimum education of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Experience working with children or young people with behavior needs preferred
  • Experience working with students with special needs preferred
  • Must be able to deal with daily stressors such as inappropriate verbal and physical behaviors
  • Ability to learn new skills with training
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear.  The employee is regularly required to stand, stoop, reach with hands and arms and sense of smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally up to 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.
Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and vibration.  The employee is exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Fair Labor Standards Act Status:  Non-Exempt
Reports to:    
Transportation Supervisors and Dispatchers
Job Goal:      
Renders a variety of personal services to school bus passengers to make their trip safe and pleasant
Performance Responsibilities:
  • To work cooperatively and collaboratively with teachers, administrators, parents and other staff members in the implementation of behavior and bus plans for students
  • To be able to appropriately restrain students following district procedures if required
  • To work with students to encourage and reinforce appropriate behavior and safe riding
  • To adapt to changes and behaviors to meet the student’s needs
  • To interact positively with students and model appropriate behavior
  • To provide escort and assistance to students as necessary
  • To maintain confidentiality of student records and other information shared about students
  • To participate in requested training responsibilities
  • To be able to learn route and assist sub drivers
  • Responsibilities may include the following:
    • Regulates heating, lighting, and ventilating systems for passenger comfort
    • Adjusts seating, harnesses, car seats, and seat belts
    • Assists the driver in maintaining good order and discipline
    • Loads and unloads students, including securing of wheel chairs, and operation of lift equipment
    • Correctly follows all oral and written instructions given by supervisors and dispatchers
    • Follows all regulations outlined in the current Employee Instruction Manual applicable to Attendants
    • Works with children with disabilities in a sensitive and respectful manner
    • Other duties as assigned
Terms of Employment:
The School Bus Attendant will be employed for a nine month position.  The salary and work year will be established annually by the Board of Education.
Performance of this job will be evaluated by the immediate supervisor, using the Transportation Performance Based Evaluation.

Posted By

Independence School District 30

Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,657 (USD)

State Average: $11,368 (USD)

% ELL Students


State Average: 3%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 13.59

% IEP Students


State Average: 14%



State Average: 227