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United States
Closing date
Jan 14, 2024

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Job Role
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Qualifications required under the provisions of "No Child Left Behind"
    • Associate's Degree, or
    • Completion of 48 semester hours of college credits, or
    • Successful completion of a series of Work Keys Tests plus 96 contact hours of appropriate staff development
    • Bi-lingual
  • Valid Driver's License with a good driving record
  • CDL License with passenger school bus endorsement and current Bus Drivers Pocket Card

Nature of Work

An Instructional Assistant/Bus Driver provides support to the teacher in the instruction of students. A wide variety of tasks are performed to support the teacher in the teaching-learning process for students. The work is directed by specific instructions, precedents and established policy. The employee operates small, medium-sized, or large capacity vehicles transporting children on established or special routes. The work is performed under the limited supervision of the teacher and/or principal.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of effective methods of dealing with children.
  • Working knowledge of the core subjects at the grade level to which employment assignment is made.
  • Some knowledge of the school organization and its community.
  • Some knowledge of expected behavior of children, that is, basic characteristics of ages and stages.
  • Skill necessary to operate audiovisual equipment and common office machines.
  • Skill to make learning aids which will strengthen lesson plans.
  • Ability to comprehend the purpose of teacher designed strategies as a fulfillment of the instructional objective.
  • Ability to discern significant student behavior and refer this to the supervisor.
  • Ability to impart information to the child's level of comprehension.
  • Ability to apply impartially and consistently proper methods of recognition, reward and punishment.
  • Ability to solve independently most minor problems.
  • Ability to follow minimally detailed written and oral instructions without constant supervision.
  • Ability to record and store data accurately.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of student information.
  • Considerable knowledge of safe and efficient practices and procedures used in the operation of a school bus.
  • Considerable knowledge of traffic laws and school bus regulations.
  • Considerable knowledge of safety regulations and standards for school buses.
  • General knowledge of Transportation Department Operating Instructions.
  • Ability to physically inspect the bus according to Transportation Department Operating Instructions.
  • Ability to detect and report observable mechanical defects or failures on the school bus.
  • Ability to maintain discipline of students assigned to ride the school bus.
  • Ability to maintain a clean school bus.
  • Ability to complete required reports.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in applying standards to a variety of work situations.
  • Ability to exercise tact and courtesy in contact with parents/guardians or students and with school personnel.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Gives group instruction as prescribed by teacher.
  • Provides individualized instruction.
  • Demonstrates various instructional activities
  • Monitors work assigned by teacher.
  • Checks and corrects students' work while in progress.
  • Keeps students on task
  • Praises and reinforces achievement of students.
  • Reports student progress to teacher.
  • Arranges classroom furnishing and equipment.
  • Prepares visual aids.
  • Duplicates materials.
  • Reorganizes materials at the end of day.
  • Scores students' papers as instructed by teacher.
  • Distributes and collects instructional materials.
  • Attends workshops
  • Checks and reports attendance
  • Enters data in health record.
  • Records student behavior.
  • Files data according to regulatory requirements
  • Supervises students in the classroom and other locations
  • Creates and distributes awards for positive behavior
  • Promotes student self esteem.
  • Teaches citizenship, social skills and respect for others.
  • Reconciles minor student conflicts.
  • Participates in development of discipline policy.
  • Disciplines misbehavior through approved methods.
  • Reports discipline problems to teacher or principal.
  • Reports to supervisor significant changes or lack of change in student behavior.
  • Administers routine first aid and request assistance for non-routine injury or illness.
  • Observes all safety regulations and standards for school buses. This includes clearing the school bus and evacuating students quickly in the event of an emergency.
  • Has a copy of the current Handbook for the School Bus Driver and the Safety Assistant; refers to it periodically for guidance and to answer questions.
  • Maintains discipline of students assigned to ride the school bus. Establishes a discipline plan that is consistent with school disciplinary objectives, as stated by the principal, and which provides a clear, progressive plan of consequences for students who cause disciplinary problems and rewards for those who maintain proper school bus safety standards.
  • Reports undisciplined students to the responsible school principal.
  • Discharges students only at the authorized school or bus stop locations.
  • Transports only authorized students.
  • Keeps the school bus clean and free of papers, bottles, cans food wrappers and other items which may present a safety problem.
  • Reports all accidents as required by Transportation Operating Instructions and remains at the scene of the accident until released by the on-scene transportation supervisor.
  • Completes personal time card and required reports, including reports required in the event of an accident or incident aboard the school bus.
  • Remains in charge of all students aboard the bus at the time of an accident, determining the existence and extent of any injuries and maintaining the safety of all passengers.
  • Secures the assigned bus before leaving the vehicle at the conclusion of a run or route. This includes parking the vehicle properly, making a visual inspection of the bus to check for damage and the possibility of remaining passengers (replace All-Out Flag or turn off child minder alarm), and securing all windows and doors to protect the interior of the vehicle.
  • Maintains acceptable relationships with parents/guardians of students transported and with school personnel.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.

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