FLSA Status: Non-exempt; Part Time / Hourly
Work Days: Seasonal, 9-month position; off during winter and summer breaks. Each day that classes are in session; typically Monday-Thursday; occasional make-up days as necessary.
Supervisor: Family and Child Development Managers

Job Summary:

The Bus Aide will implement the requirements as outlined in the Performance Standards 1310 Transportation and adhere to all state licensing and transportation
requirements required. The Bus Aide is under the direct supervision of the Family and Child Development Managers. The Bus Aide will report to their supervisor any difficulties prior to it becoming an issue. Maintenance of clear and concise recordkeeping is a mandate and the responsibility of all staff.

The Bus Aide will be in a probationary period for the first 90 days of receiving the position. Job performance will be measured within 90 days of receiving the position and annually thereafter.

Compensation – Grade 1 - $8.05 - $10.47

Specific Responsibilities/Essential Functions:

1. Primary function is to ride the bus, pick up and dismiss children to caregiver, following the transportation procedures including but not limited to bus evacuation
plan, bus safety and loading and unloading procedures.
2. Must receive bus training prior to riding the bus.
3. Ensure compliance with Head Start Performance Standards and CACFP Requirements.
4. Fill out attendance sheets, bus attendance, and other required paperwork as necessary.
5. Must conduct self in a professional manner at all times and dress appropriately for work and at work related functions as well as maintaining personal hygiene.
6. Must not seek to cause harm to fellow employees, the children, the program, or the agency.
7. Additional duties as assigned.

Education/Skills Qualifications:

1. High School Diploma or GED – CDA or degree preferred.
2. Experience with young children.
3. Valid driver’s license / reliable transportation / automobile insurance coverage.
4. Past or current Head Start Parent preferred.

Physical Requirements:

1. Must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stand on your feet for an extended period of time and buckle children into a seat belt.
2. Must have the ability to work in a fast-paced and often high stress environment as well as the ability to adapt quickly to changes.

Working Conditions:

1. Exposure to cleaning chemicals and other chemicals as related to the cleanliness of the bus and/or center.
2. Various noises associated with riding a bus or associated with a classroom.
3. Stressful situations commonly associated with riding a bus and assisting in a classroom such as loud noises, child management, and dealing with public, parents and/or guardians.
4. Exposure to adverse weather conditions, and motion of the bus.

Additional Requirements/Conditions of Employment:

1. Local BCI and FBI background checks.
2. Physical exam (must update every 3 years) including drug testing.
3. Training in First Aid, CPR, Child Abuse, Communicable Diseases, and Fire Safety.
4. May be required to assist in the kitchen for food prep/distribution or the classroom as needed to assume responsibility of the group to cover breaks.
5. Must have the ability to deal with inside and outside clientele and venders in a diplomatic and courteous manner while assuring adherence to CAA policies and

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