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Head Start Bus Driver

Drive daily fixed routes for the transportation of children to/from the center.  Ensure that each child is correctly secured in approved child safety restraints. To act as an Ambassador for the Agency and to reflect all Agency matters in a positive way.

REPORTS TO:  Regional Manager/ Site Supervisor

FLSA STATUS:  Part Time, Non-Exempt

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

Driving & Safety

  • Must supervise and monitor children at all times by following Active Supervision procedures, policies, and strategies to ensure no child is ever left unsupervised.
  • Drive daily fixed routes for the transportation of children to/from the center.
  • Ensure that each child is correctly secured in approved child safety restraints.
  • Ensure the safety of the children on the bus.
  • Observe all highway and Head Start policies and procedures.
  • Report all accidents/damages to vehicle to regional manager immediately.
  • Make accommodations as needed for children with disabilities.
  • Visually observe the health of each child on the bus. Report any concerns to the teacher and parent/guardian.

Bus Maintenance

  • Report all vehicles problems to regional manager.
  • Schedule regular maintenance of vehicle(s) to ensure vehicles are in proper operating condition and meet all highway and Head Start safety regulations.
  • Obtain authorization from regional manager before any repairs are scheduled.
  • Clean vehicle on regular basis to maintain sanitary conditions.
  • Operate wheelchair lift according to safety procedures.
  • Complete pre-trip inspection before each trip daily.

Record Keeping

  • Maintain a current list of passengers and take daily attendance.
  • Maintain accurate daily and monthly records and submit as required.
  • Maintain the cell phone system by reporting any non-reception areas to regional manager and limiting usage to transportation needs.
  • Participate in center and bus monitoring for safety and compliance.
  • Participate in family staffing when applicable.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  None

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: CDL-Certification and good driving record. Ability to communicate effectively with adults and children. Ability to handle emergency situations. Able to maintain and perform minor automotive repairs such as replacing wiper blades, keeping tires at appropriate pressure, and refilling wiper fluid. Ability to work flexible hours. Understanding of child behavior and appropriate guidance. Knowledge of traffic and safety laws. Skill in the operation of a motor vehicle under all types of weather conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:  We will support interested applicants in obtaining the required license. Maintain a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License and CDL with school bus and passenger endorsements.

THIS ORGANIZATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REVISE OR CHANGE THE JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AS THE NEED ARISES. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A WRITTEN OR IMPLIED CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO BE AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.

STARTING WAGE: $20.06 – $ 23.23/hour, based on experience.

SCHEDULE:

  • Monday to Friday

Positions serving the following areas:

Dorchester

Hayward

Spooner

To be considered for an interview, applicants must submit:

  • ICAA application
  • Resume with cover letter
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • References
  • Proof of degree/licenses (if applicable)

Apply by sending the above documentation to

Email: 

recruiter@indianheadcaa.org

Mail:

ICAA, Attn: Recruiter

1000 College Ave. W

Ladysmith, WI 54848

Fax: 715-532-1503

For more information, please call 715-532-4222 and ask for HR.

ICAA is an equal opportunity employer and provider operating under an approved Affirmative Action Plan.  As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply.