School Bus Driver

Nobel Learning Communities Inc Columbia , SC 29209

Posted 2 weeks ago

The School Bus Driver transports children, parents, and NLCI staff by driving a school bus or passenger van to and from the school, and to and from special outings/field trips while adhering to driving regulations and providing a safe vehicle.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Provides a safe vehicle by observing visual defects; checking operating systems including brakes, horn, windshield wipers, lights, extended stop arms, emergency flasher, and door-opening devices using a monthly bus safety checklist.

  • Cell phone use, while driving, is prohibited at all times. Cell phones may be used to call school/Principal in emergency situations only.

  • Maintains communications with school/Principal by verifying battery strength of cellular telephone; checking-in with school/Principal.

  • Transports children to school by picking-up children at assigned stops; instructing children when it is safe to board the vehicle; observing children hurrying to the pick-up site so no one is left behind.

  • Maintains safe conditions while traveling by enforcing safety and discipline rules; reporting unruly children to school administration; completing incident reports.

  • Teaches children safety procedures by reminding them to cross the road in front of the vehicle; conducting practice evacuation routes.

  • Uses and maintains a daily student attendance bus log, including the Face to Name procedure.

  • Conducts end-of-day safety and security check by inspecting and locking the vehicle.

  • Implements emergency plan in the event of an accident by notifying police and/or ambulance service; administering first-aid until help arrives; initiating evacuation plan; comforting children; filing accident report.

  • Provides transportation to and from special events and outings by driving students, NLCI staff, and parents.

  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading transportation safety journals.

  • If CDL required for vehicle driver, driver is subject to NLCI and state/federal policies, procedures and requirements (including drug testing).

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Driving record acceptable to NLCI.

  • High School diplomas or equivalent (GED) required.

  • Drivers of school buses must have a commercial driver's license with passenger and school bus endorsements. (To get the school bus endorsement, you must pass a knowledge test. You must also pass a skills test required for the class of school bus you drive or intend to drive).

  • Minimum one (1) year experience.

  • Must be 23 years of age or older.

  • The ability to work independently is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy, confidentiality and trust.

  • Communicates frequently and respectfully with children directly, in child-friendly tones and on their level.

  • The ability to read and translate maps into written directions, and vice versa.

  • Exhibits strong interpersonal and communication skills. Creates a responsive and productive working relationship with children, parents, teachers, and other staff by communicating clearly and concisely.

The company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V encouraged to apply.*


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