Openings as of 4/26/2015
SUMMARY: This position requires knowledge and understanding of students with disabilities. The bus monitor assists the driver with the safe loading and unloading of students with disabilities. Securing each student's safety restraint devices is another task performed by the bus aide. Excellent customer service is an expectation in this role. Regular, predictable attendance is required as well as the ability to perform all duties with awareness of all district requirements, Board polices, work rules, and guidelines i.e., student management, harassment, bloodborne pathogens….
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Must be available to ride the bus Monday through Friday both morning and afternoon; routes average 5 hours per day or 25 hours per week.
$10.00 per hour with benefits (employee makes a contribution to the premium from their salary); You start eligibility for a pension.
Ability to interact effectively with students and parents.
Must be dependable and reliable; Report to work Monday through Friday.
Ability to use technology a plus.
Background checks required by state law, including fingerprinting at a cost of $69.00 (cash or credit).
Must provide complete employment history (including jobs with terminations and mutual agreements to quit)
Must be vigilant about checking your e-mail during the hiring process; We can offer the best possible customer service when you use e-mail,firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist the bus driver and staff with safe loading and unloading of students to ensure a safe and healthy ride to and from school/programs
Assist bus driver in properly securing each student's safety restraint devices and assist in the lifting and moving of students as appropriate
Collaborate with the bus driver in student seating assignments
Operate the bus lift for those students in wheelchairs
Secure each wheelchair when loading and release each wheelchair when leaving
Assist students with personal needs as they arise
Greet each student every morning and afternoon pleasantly
Provide direct/indirect supervision of students with disabilities
Demonstrate the ability to follow and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral and diagram form i.e., issue bus citations/incident reports as appropriate, prepare student reports,
Provide direct/indirect supervision of special needs students
Exhibit at all times appropriate role modeling through language, dress, hygiene, and expressing appropriate attitudes toward each student's individual special needs.
Maintain close communication with Washtenaw County Transportation Services staff, teachers, parents/guardians, and the community.
Keep supervisor informed of potential problems or unusual events
Develop and maintain a cooperative working relationship with school personnel and others i.e. students and public i.e., maintain flexibility and confidentiality
Assist in the communication of student needs to appropriate school personnel
Prepare all required reports and maintain all appropriate records
Exhibit interpersonal skills to work as an effective team member
Demonstrates excellent customer service
Participate in ongoing training as required
Ability to lift, move and carry 50 pounds
Perform related duties as required by job-specific position
Regular, predictable attendance
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Possess knowledge and understanding of students with disabilities; Relate to students in a positive way
Ability to follow directions and to work as a team member with drivers
Ability to read and comprehend instructions
Classroom experience as an aide in special education programs is desirable and a plus
Experience working with disabled students and the ability to work with disabled students
Ability to perform all duties with an awareness of all district requirements and Board policies
Ability to maintain the proper records and reports as required
Excellent customer service skills
Computer literate or willingness to participate in workshops and training sessions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this 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 frequently required to stand; walk (includes uneven terrain); sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; squat, twist, turn, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and if necessary push/pull approximately 90 pounds.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Working conditions include indoors and outdoors as well as inclement weather.
Split shifts; Hours vary based on assignment; Salary-$10.00 per hour; Complete online application by clicking on apply located above.Complete background check includes fingerprinting.
Washtenaw Intermediate School District is a drug-free workplace and District policy requires drug testing for all potential employees. It is the policy and commitment of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, height, weight, familial status, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any legally protected characteristic, in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment policies in accordance with Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, executive order 11246 as amended, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all other pertinent state and Federal regulations.