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School Bus Attendant/ Monitor

Posted: 12/21/2020

Essential Functions

  • Administers first aid for minor injuries for the purpose of providing emergency or necessary care in accordance with district, state and federal requirements.
  • Assesses potential emergency situations for the purpose of taking appropriate action to protect the well being of passengers.
  • Assists Bus Driver in cleaning/sanitizing the interior of buses for the purpose of ensuring a safe and sanitary environment.
  • Assists Bus Driver in maintaining order and discipline on the bus for the purpose of ensuring the safety and well-being of students on the school bus.
  • Assists in conducting emergency evacuation drills for the purpose of ensuring efficiency of procedures and complying with mandated requirements.
  • Assists in providing first aid to students including EPI-Pen for the purpose of providing for the physical care of students riding District buses.
  • Assists special education students for the purpose of providing for special needs during transport, safe ingress and egress from buses including both emergency situations and normal transport.
  • Implements intervention strategies and performs direct behavior management services for the purpose of maintaining order and discipline on the school bus.
  • Instructs special education students and other passengers for the purpose of enforcing rules and regulations and maintaining safety.
  • Lifts students and/or equipment for the purpose of positioning or repositioning students as appropriate.
  • Monitors student behavior for the purpose of diffusing situations and/or preventing distraction to the driver or injury to themselves or other passengers.
  • Prepares written materials (e.g. referrals, incident reports, student count, passenger misconduct, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.
  • Reports observations and incidents (e.g. discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information to appropriate personnel.
  • Secures students and/or equipment (e.g. wheelchairs, car seats, restraints, seat belts, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring the safety and welfare of students.
Qualifications

The school bus attendant/monitor must possess a reliable employment history with a strong attendance and punctuality record.  The candidate must be able to think quickly and make rational and reasonable decisions.  The school bus attendant/monitor must display an above average patience level and a sincere desire to work with the public.

Education And / Or Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Experience with good public relations and customer service

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Knowledge:

  • The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
  • Knowledge of School Bus Regulations
  • Knowledge of basic record keeping and the ability to maintain records.
  • Possess a functional knowledge of the demographics of the service area

Skills:

  • Team Building
  • Analytical and Problem Solving.
  • Effective Verbal and Listening Communication.

Personal Attributes:

  • The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
  • Be respectful, honest and trustworthy.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Be flexible.
  • Display appropriate personal hygiene.

The School Bus Attendant must work in all different weather conditions including extreme cold and extreme heat.