Jan 13, 2024

Bus Attendant

  • TrulyHired
  • Fredericksburg, VA 22401, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

Job Title: Bus Attendant

Location: Transportation

Pay Grade: Unified Salary Scale U050

Work Calendar: 10 Month 183 Day Employee

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Mainstream Transportation, the Bus Attendant supports and assists the bus driver with the transportation of special needs pupils to and from school; does related work as required. Work is performed under the immediate direction of the Bus Driver.


Provide assistance to the School Bus Driver to support students with special needs
  • Assists the School Bus Driver with maintaining order.
  • Assists special needs students transport with boarding and leaving the school bus.
  • Assists with loading, transporting and unloading of all students on the assigned bus.
  • Assists students with special transportation needs such as wheelchairs, braces, crutches, etc.
  • Operates wheelchair lifts and secures wheelchair tie downs, harnesses, seatbelts, car seats, etc.
  • Assists with the security of students on the school bus and observes the special needs of individuals.
  • Assists substitute drivers with route, stops, record keeping, etc.
  • Assists with cleaning and maintaining the bus.
Support and demonstrate core values of Transportation Services
  • Engage in ongoing professional development relevant to position.
  • Respond promptly and thoroughly to written and oral requests for information.
  • Maintain a clean, neat appearance, appropriate to position.
  • Maintain a record of appropriate attendance and punctuality.
  • Serve as a role model for students, colleagues, and the general public.
  • Work in close harmony with colleagues, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Comply with all District and School policies and regulations, including but not limited to guidelines for confidentiality.
  • Perform other related duties as required/assigned.
  • High School Diploma or its equivalent.
  • At least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Knowledge
    • Requirements for transportation of special needs students
    • Geography of the County
  • Skills
    • Complete a minimum of thirty (30) hours of training before eligible to receive any training pay. Training pay is minimum wage.
    • Certification in First Aid, CPR, and AED
  • Abilities
    • Assist students with patience and understanding
    • Deal with exuberant behavior characteristics of youthful riders
    • Lift and/or carry children as required
    • Recognize students having difficulty and to quickly assist in resolving such difficulty
    • Work cooperatively in a team environment to meet goals
    • Organize and perform work independently
    • Meet deadlines for all work even when working on multiple projects
    • Show sustained effort and enthusiasm in quality and quantity of work
  • Work environment is indoor and outdoors, with moderate noise, temperatures that are subject to extreme cold or hot, and some exposure to chemicals or other negative air quality elements.
  • The work is moderate work, requiring exertion of up to 50 pounds of force to move or lift objects.
  • The following physical and mental abilities are representative of those expected to complete the essential functions of the job: standing for prolonged periods; sitting for prolonged periods; operating motor vehicles or heavy equipment; moving the hands, wrists, or fingers repetitively; moving with force on the back or lower body repetitively; feeling, grasping, or holding objects by hand; identifying colors visually; identifying objects in low light or distant conditions; communicating via spoken language; communicating via written language; perceiving sounds; making decisions using logic and rational thinking.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations shall be made, as required by law, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

Since every duty associated with this position may not be described herein, employees may be required to perform duties not specifically spelled out in the job description, but which may be reasonably considered to be incidental in the performing of their duties, just as though they were actually written out in this job description.

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