School Bus Monitor
Norman Public Schools
School Bus Monitor Job Description
Job Title: School Bus Monitor
Credentials: None required for this position.
Education: High school diploma or GED
Training or experience required: None required for this position.
Reports to: Transportation Supervisor
Contract: 173 days
Salary Schedule: Bus Monitor
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
Essential Job Functions:
Assist the bus driver in maintaining student discipline on the bus.
Assist young or special needs/disabled students in getting on and off the bus. Operate chair lift.
Assist in securing special needs students when on bus.
Accompany special needs students across the streets and at various locations as required.
Observe students to prevent interior bus vandalism.
Work with parents and families of special needs children to understand specific needs.
Must clean up vomit and other messes from accidents.
Assist driver in any emergency situation/in case of accident, or with seizures, etc.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Successful performance of the job requires good customer service/people skills and to handle problems and provide information and technical assistance as requested. It requires complying with safety guidelines and policies to reduce accident or injury to staff or to students. It requires following school dress standards, proper attendance or leave policies, and other work-habits concerns for staff. Creativity, initiative and effective problem solving are critical to the success of the position.Help manage the computerization of school district operations. Provide training and support to district staff in the use of administrative computer systems. Perform such tasks to the ultimate benefit of the educational program. An incumbent in this position will utilize discretion, ingenuity and independent judgment due to the complexity of the job. Since there may be several ways to solve a problem, an incumbent is free to choose the solution.In a workday, the employee must sit 3-5 hours per day; stand/walk 1-2 hours per day. Employee's job requires frequent bending/stooping; squatting/crouching; reaching above shoulders; and pushing/pulling. Employee's job requires frequent carrying/lifting of up to 35 pounds and occasional carrying/lifting up to 50 pounds in order to lift or assist non-wheelchair passengers into seat. Job requires employee to use both hands for such repetitive actions requiring simple/firm grasping and/or fine manipulation. Employee must possess manual dexterity/mobility sufficient to maneuver children in wheelchairs and secure them while riding the bus. Employee must possess visual requirement enough to observe surroundings and ensure children are properly and safely seated. Employee must possess hearing/speaking requirement enough to communicate to driver, children, parents, and others. Employee must have mental requirement to know safety procedures for special needs children, know each child's special needs, and to handle discipline problems. Employee's job requires working outdoors with temperature changes; exposure to bodily fluids, dust, etc. Employee must have patience and caring for disabled children.