Sweetwater County School District Number One
Head Start Job Description
Transportation Assistant -Rock Springs Location
Role: The Head Start Transportation Assistant has responsibility for the children's safety and welfare while they are being transported to and from classrooms. The Assistant monitors the children for compliance with safety procedures, interacts appropriately and frequently with the children and their families, maintains necessary documentation, and delivers information to and from the child's home as requested by staff or parents.
Supervisor: Education Services/Transportation Manager
Must be able to:
get on and off the bus frequently each day
move about easily to assist children with their needs
read, write and speak well enough to understand and be understood by others.
Must be at least 17 years of age
Must have a High School diploma or equivalent is preferred.
Maintain complete confidentiality of all children and their parents.
Pick up and deliver children at their door, making visual contact with an adult who is responsible for the child, receive information from family or daycare provider as needed. Ensure that children are supervised by an authorized adult at all times.
Assist children onto and off the bus. Control children while loading, transporting and unloading.
Insure that each child is fastened in an appropriate child restraint system and that each passenger remains seated and secured.
Insure the bus is clean, safe, and stimulating environment that extends the classroom learning day.
Assist with safety drills as required (fire and emergency exit).
In the event the driver is unable, report all accidents to the bus barn radio. Notify director by phone or in person, follow up with written documentation as required.
Provide children with positive routines and simple rules.
Implement appropriate, interactive activities with the children while on the bus.
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of each child/family. Sumbit Internal Communication and make referrals as appropriate.
Assist staff with the prompt delivery of notes, etc., sent home on the bus. Relay messages to classroom staff or office staff as requested by families and allowed by policies and procedures.
B. Communication and Motivation:
Foster positive and constructive working relationships with all staff and volunteers.
Develop and maintain supportive and cooperative relationships with parents and children. Actively encourage and support parents participation in all program activities.
Reinforce the philosophy that parents are their child's first and primary teacher.
Attend staff orientations, trainings and meetings as requested and required.
Relay information to the classroom teacher and office staff as needed.
Report all problems or concerns from/with parents or children to supervisor before the end of teh work day.
Speak to the children with a tone and in a language which promotes positive self-esteem and reflects concern and respect for their circumstances.
C. Professional Responsibilities:
1.Demonstrate a commitment to team work.
2.Project genuine care and sensitivity toward Head Start children and their families.
3.Attend trainings that will enhance qualifications and/or provide additional skills specific to job responsibilities.
4.Possess and utilize effective interpersonal communication skills with children and adults from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds and education levels.
5.Demonstrate and maintain organizational skills to create an environment of safety and order on the bus.
6.Gain and use information regarding child development and behavior and effective intervention techniques.
7.Use positive reinforcement (praise, stickers, rewards, etc.) often.
D. Employment Requirements:
1.Maintain confidentiality of all persons involved in the program, in accordance with the Head Start policy.
2.Meet physical demands:
Visual acuity to meet all responsibilities
Hearing acuity to monitor children's and vehicles overall safety and well being
Upper body strength to lift and carry 50 pounds
Flexibility and stamina to fulfill the above responsibilities
3.Adhere to Head Start program/personnel and adopted School District #1 policies and procedures including:
Successful completion of First Aid/CPR course, as required by policy
Submit documentation of a physical exam, as require
Submission of documentation of an initial tuberculosis test and any required followup recommended by the WY Department of Health
Complete Universla Precautions training annually
Criminal background check (cost to be shared by program and employee)
Child Abuse/Neglect and Adult Central Registry Screen
E. Environmental Demands:
Length of Employment: This position is intended to be for the duration of the school year and is contingent upon the award of Head Start grant funds.
Status: Part Time, hourly
Salary: Support Staff Salary Schedule, Index A
Policy Council Approved September 15, 2011
Policy Council Approved April 15, 2010
Revised March 2010
Policy Council Approved February 16, 2005
Revised October 2004
Policy Council Approved October 25, 2000
Revised October 2000
Policy Council Approved August 17, 2000
Sweetwater County School District #1