The Transportation Assistant position is a full time full year position with a rate of pay at $13.95 an hour.
The Transportation Assistant assists the Transportation and Maintenance Specialist by driving relief routes and acting as the working supervisor in the absence of the Transportation and Maintenance Specialist or as needed. The Transportation Assistant transports children enrolled in the Agency programs safely and promptly. This position also performs vehicle and bus maintenance as needed, deliver program supplies and equipment to individual sites and to effectively support program operations, as well as assist with building maintenance as needed.
• Participate in and successfully pass mandated Department of Transportation random drug and alcohol tests.
• Maintain punctuality and regular attendance.
• Ensure that any behavioral issues do not compromise the safety of any child on the bus.
• Ensure the safe transition of children between the classroom and bus. (Following all procedures put in place to prevent a child from being left behind on the bus or in the classroom.)
• Assist in the classroom between routes, as needed or assigned.
• Execute bus evacuation drills. (With assistance of the bus monitor)
• Conduct safety inspection of bus as required.
• Follow all conduct and safety policies and procedure to ensure that children’s safety at all times including ensuring children are within sight and sound of RWCFS staff at all times.
RECORD KEEPING AND REPORTING:
• Complete and maintain records of gas, mileage, fire drills, inspections and other reports as required.
• Complete and maintain a record of required paperwork records and documents pertaining to the safety of Head Start children. Inform Transportation and Maintenance Specialist of any situations on the route that need to be worked on.
• Assist in the collection of In-Kind donations.
• Drive school bus safely and promptly on all assigned routes, including to and from the site(s), on field trips and for special services.
• Observe all traffic laws and maintain a safe driving record.
• Be ready for driving a bus route on short notice if a bus driver calls in.
FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
• Assist with site maintenance/upkeep as assigned.
• Assist with assuring that the bus/vehicles receives regular adequate maintenance and repair.
• Maintain the bus/vehicles in a clean sanitary manner.
• Become familiar with the basic mechanical operations of the buses and vehicles.
• Be on the on call list for the alarm system.
• Work with maintenance to work on large projects, example: moving playground equipment, spreading mulch, moving classrooms, etc.
• Supervise and assist with the overall operation of the Transportation and Maintenance Component as assigned.
• When not driving bus, provide bus monitor services as assigned, including but not limited to: providing supervision of children during the bus ride, including child boarding and exiting, securing children in appropriate safety restraint systems, oversight of child pick up and release, responding to emergencies, assisting in emergency bus evacuation, and conducting/participating in monthly bus evacuation drills.
• Taking the lead on scheduling socializations with the Early Head Start Child Development Manager, or others as assigned. Scheduling how many buses/drivers are needed, departure and return times, as well as setting the bus accordingly to the children and parents that will be riding.
BENEFITS: Rock Walworth CFS offers a generous benefit package to regular employees that work 30 hours or more per week. The benefit package includes the option to enroll in health insurance (85% employer paid premium for single coverage and 80% employer paid premium for family coverage), dental insurance (85% employer paid premium for single coverage and 80% employer paid premium for family coverage), and vision insurance. Rock Walworth CFS has a 401 K contribution to employees after 1 year of employment and they have worked 1,000 hours. Other perks include: vacation, sick and personal time accruals, worker’s compensation insurance, short term disability and life insurance at no charge. Part Year employees have built in vacations which include 2 weeks in winter, spring break (part year staff follow the school district calendar in which their program is located) and summers off.
Must be 21 years of age.
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
Competency in verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrate a successful driving history.
A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License with at least five (5) years of driving experience.
Successfully pass a physical examination and background check.
Successfully pass mandated state and/or federal Department of Transportation physical examination and pre-employment drug test.
Strength and dexterity to safely exit the school bus emergency door and lift children safely to the ground.
The ability to regularly lift 60 pounds, and on occasion 100 pounds.
Ability to work out doors during extreme cold, heat and during inclement weather.
Possess a valid Wisconsin CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) with passenger (P) and school bus (S) endorsements or the ability to obtain endorsements. (Agency may provide training).
Ability to obtain infant, child and adult CPR and basic first aid. (Agency may provide training).
Ability to work a flexible schedule and respond to any/all sites on short notice.
Ability to effectively supervise, motivate and efficiently accomplish program objectives/tasks through others, as assigned.
Experience in bus/vehicle maintenance.
Experience in building and grounds maintenance.
Training in defensive driving, safety and child development.
One (1) year experience with pupil or public transportation.
Experience working with low-income families.
Experience working as a team.
Experience working with young children.
Two year degree or experience with traffic safety and/or supervision with pupil transportation and Federal/State Commercial Motor Vehicle Regulations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle and touch, talk and hear, smell, and use arms, foot/feet to operate machine. The employee is frequently required to reach above shoulders; climb and balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
Strength and dexterity to safely exit the school emergency door and lift/slide children safely to the ground.
The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
Protective barriers are needed when attending to potential exposures to blood-borne pathogens.
The employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts, in outdoor weather conditions, and performs work related travel. The employee frequently work in wet and humid conditions and is exposed to vibration. The employee is exposed to extreme cold and heat and the risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.