ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: (others may be assigned)
• Provide for and coordinate transportation services and bus routes that are in compliance with: Federal Head Start Regulations, Federal and State Department of Transportation Regulations, Day Care License Regulations and local traffic laws.
• Develop and implement work rules, policy and procedures that ensure compliance with the before stated regulations and support the program design for RWCFS Head Start and Early Head Start.
• Work with parents, program managers, staff and community partners, providing transportation input for the development and maintenance of the system of transportation policies and services that will support program staff in assessing and responding to child and family needs with the goal of safety and wellness for participants.
• Work with ERSEA department to assign children to Head Start classes that provide for the greatest number of families/children to receive transportation services.
• Based on transportation route planning, assist in review of enrollment waiting list for each potential center based Head Start enrollment opportunity throughout the program year to ensure funded enrollment levels.
• Develop and implement procedures for occasional transportation services to children based on imminent health or behavior needs, when self-transport is not available.
• Day to day oversight / monitor of bus route and transportation pick-up and drop off changes.
• Investigate any traffic accidents involving RWCFS Head Start owned vehicles to determine if the crash was preventable. (may utilize accident review board)
• Drive bus to fill in for driver days off and to support special events as needed. Participate in and successfully pass mandated Department of Transportation random drug and alcohol tests.
• Facilitate onboarding for new staff according to agency onboarding plan.
• Conduct safety inspection of bus as required.
• Supervise Transportation employees including supporting annual appraisal and professional development.
• Monitor routes by riding the bus with staff and evaluating the safety of the center pick up and drop off, safety of the route pick up and drop off, parent contact, team work, quality of children’s ride, ease of route in accordance with standards, policy and procedure.
• Provide feedback to service staff.
• Provide and/or facilitate initial class room and behind the wheel Commercial Driver License/School Bus Endorsement training for probationary bus drivers wo are hired without this required endorsement.
• Investigate complaints against/concerning transportation personnel (from citizens or internal) and report final disposition to Program Design Director.
• Participate in cross training and succession planning for transportation services.
• Supervise and assist with the overall operation of transportation services.
• Develop orientation and onboarding plans and ensure all tools for implementing are developed and available.
• Support management team in development of policy and systems to ensure seamless provision of all services for Head Start and Early Head Start.
• Provide input to data reporting systems, to produce statistical reports, student information, class lists and other information required for transportation services activities. Analyze reports for planning purposes.
• Assist in preparing and implementing emergency preparedness and safety planning for agency activities including transportation systems.
• Work together, on scheduling socializations, with the Early Head Start Child Development Manager, or others as assigned. Scheduling how many busses/drivers are needed, departure and return times, as well as setting up the bus accordingly to the children and parents that will be riding.
• Represent RWCFS on pertinent community committees as schedule/job duties allow.
• Collaborate with school districts, child care services, etc., to plan for children’s schedules and transportation needs when dually served by other community programs and Head Start.
• Complete assigned operations paperwork, time sheets, records of gas, mileage, fire drills, inspections and other reports as required, etc.
• Complete and maintain a record of required paperwork records and documents pertaining to the safety of Head Start children.
• Assist in the collection of In-Kind donations.
• Participate in night and weekend activities pertinent to job duties.
• Support culture of safety.
• Support recruitment of program participants.
• Attend Operations meetings as needed and appropriate. 5
FACILITIES AND EQUIPMENT
• Assure that the bus/vehicles receives regular adequate maintenance and repair.
• Arrange for yearly State Department of Transportation Inspection of bus fleet.
• When necessary, arrange offsite storage for bus fleet.
• Recommend vehicle and child restraint system purchases to comply with Federal Head Start and Federal and State Department of Transportation regulations.
• 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.
An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.
It is the responsibility of the individual to inform the employer of any accommodations that are needed to perform the essential functions of this position.
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS:
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 100 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.
Salary $43,929 - $46,675 depending on qualifications/experience
Six - Seven years of related work in a supervisory position.
Competency in verbal and written communication skills.
Demonstrate a successful driving history and have a clear driving record obtained from the Wisconsin Bureau of Driver Licensing or other similar state source.
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.
Must meet all Wisconsin Administrative Code HFS46/Licensing Rules for Group Childcare Centers requirement for driver, health report and criminal background check.
Experience in bus/vehicle maintenance.
Must have ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
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.
Knowledge of and successful experience with non-profit, human services, social work and/or programming for preschool children.