JOB TITLE: BUS MONITOR
REPORTS TO: Transportation Director
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None
Hourly Rate: $15.00
SUMMARY: Provides direction and assistance to passengers who board, ride and exit district school buses to/from school and other school related events (field trips, athletic events, etc.); secures passengers as requested by the individual education plan using appropriate equipment, e.g., wheelchair tie-downs, harnesses, etc.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assists passengers entering and exiting school buses; helps passengers navigate bus stairs.
- Assists passengers with special needs; fastening harnesses, seat belts, tie downs and car seats as needed.
- Operates various types of mechanical lift mechanisms for loading and unloading of wheel chairs. Maneuvers wheel chairs onto buses, up ramps and over curbs.
- Assists with maintaining cleanliness of bus.
- Ensures that students with special needs are delivered to proper drop-off points. Determines that students are met by designated parent or guardian if required.
- Communicates with dispatcher via two way radio as required.
- Communicates with teachers, principal, monitors and other officials as needed.
- Helps maintain order and discipline of students and other passengers on bus per prescribed district policies, prepares conduct reports as needed.
- Complete required paperwork
- Being aware of any health needs of special needs students, as well as informing parents of any incidents that may have happened on the bus that day. (ie. Seizures)
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
- Ability to use two-way communication equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Knowledge of behavioral management techniques to direct children.
- Ability to apply common sense understanding to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations.
- Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with staff, students, parents and community members.
- Perform all duties in accordance with Federal and State laws, district procedures and Board policies.
- Ability to handle confrontation and conflict without an emotional response.
- Performs job duties with minimal supervision.
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
Education & Experience:
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Possess or be able to obtain CPR and 1st Aid Certification
- Must be able to pass a physical agility test based upon DPS Minimum Standards for School Bus Drivers
- Previous experience working with children is desirable
- Any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that meets minimum requirements
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 the 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 required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb, sit, stand, bend, stoop and walk. There are situations where the employee may be required to move about a moving bus. The employee may be required to lift up to 75 pounds.
Outdoors, with exposure to all weather conditions and temperatures; exposure to all types of traffic conditions while riding a bus or other vehicle; exposure to noise, dust, gas and fumes. Contact with staff, students and public.
Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent.
The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.