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Bus Transportation Aide

at Poway Unified School District

Pay: $13.99 to $17.91/hour
Salary : $13.99 - $17.91 Hourly
Posted: 10/9/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: 2288338

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Bus Transportation Aide
Opening Date/Time: Fri. 12/07/18 12:00 AM Pacific Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$13.99 - $17.91 Hourly
Job Type:Part Time
Location:Throughout Poway Unified School District, California
Department:District-wide
 
BASIC FUNCTION:

Under the direction of an assigned supervisor, assist in providing safe transportation for physically and mentally handicapped students; monitor, assist and care for students.
 Examples of Duties:
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:

Assist in providing safe transportation for physically and mentally handicapped students; assist with the loading and unloading of students; utilize a wheelchair lift as necessary. E

Monitor student behavior; provide assistance to meet the special needs of students; maintain order and discipline among students in accordance with District policies and procedures; assure student understanding of proper bus behavior and emergency procedures. E

Assist students in wheelchairs by loading and securing chairs before departure and assuring students are safely fastened into their seats; secure seat belts, harnesses, tie downs and various adaptive and assistive devices; restrain physically active or aggressive students as needed. E

Provide recreational and educational activities for students; read books to students as appropriate; develop student behavior plans as required. E

Determine appropriate action in potential or real medical emergency situations according to established guidelines; administer first aid to passengers as needed. E

Communicate with teachers, staff and parents concerning student needs, issues and concerns. E

Clean up after students as needed. E

Maintain routine records related to student behavior and assigned activities. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

NOTE: At the end of some of the duty statements, there is an "E" which identifies essential duties required of the classification.
 Typical Qualifications:


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
 
Graduation from high school and demonstrated experience working with children with special needs.
 
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
 
Valid certifications provided by American Heart Association, American Red Cross or District approved provider in First Aid, Adult/Child CPR and AED.  Online certifications will be accepted from these vendors as long as a hands-on skills assessment is completed.  Recertification to maintain current/valid status is a condition of employment. 
 Supplemental Information:

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
 
KNOWLEDGE OF:
Child guidance and motivational principles and practices related to children with special education needs.
Problems and concerns of students with special needs.
Methods and techniques for meeting the special needs of students and responding to behavior issues.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Health, safety, and child abuse regulations.
Oral and written communication skills.
First aid and CPR procedures.
Basic record-keeping techniques.
 
ABILITY TO:
Assist in providing safe transportation for physically and mentally handicapped students.
Demonstrate an understanding, patient and receptive attitude toward special education students.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with adults and children.
Assist with the loading and unloading of students.
Monitor, observe and control student behavior according to approved policies and procedures.
Understand and relate to children with special needs.
Learn to operate harnesses, tie downs and various adaptive and assistive devices.
Understand and follow oral and written directions.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Observe health and safety regulations.
Maintain routine records related to work performed.
Administer first aid and CPR.
 
WORKING CONDITIONS:
 
ENVIRONMENT:
School bus environment.
Seasonal heat and cold or adverse weather conditions.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate safety devices.
Sitting for extended periods of time in restricted space.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Restraining physically active or aggressive students.
Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching to assist students.
Seeing to monitor students and read a variety of materials.
Lifting children as assigned by the position.
 
HAZARDS:
Riding in a vehicle during adverse weather conditions.
Potential exposure to communicable diseases and contact with bodily fluids.
Potential for contact with abusive or physically aggressive student behavior.

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

For more information, please contact the
Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer
Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services,
Poway Unified School District
15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128-3406