Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.
Work Location: Mesa, AZ
The Bus Aide is responsible for assisting the Bus Driver/Facilities
Custodian to ensure children observe CPLC Early Childhood Development (ECD) safety
rules and regulation while traveling on the school bus. Provide educational
activities which will complement the childrens classroom education. Provide clear
and appropriate directives to children regarding conduct and safety on the
school bus. Promoting
school readiness by preparing children and families for school and life success
as it relates to this position.
Actively supervise children by sight and sound at all
times and in all environments. Maintain all health and safety regulations to
create an optimum learning environment. Facilitate health practices to
keep children safe in the school bus, outdoor and indoor environments.
physical, TB test or Chest X-ray, and Tdap vaccination is required. Must pass a
criminal background check to include a Child Abuse and Neglect register check
and obtain a Level One Fingerprint Clearance card. Must be First Aid and CPR
certified or obtain certification within the first 6 months of employment. Applicant
must obtain Food Handlers card upon hire and maintain card with a current
High School Diploma/GED is required; however, CDA is preferred. Applicant must have
at least six months experience and/or training with children ages 0-5 is
preferred. Good communication skills both written and verbal. Ability to follow
through on assigned tasks. Relate positively and clearly with children,
parents, volunteers, and staff. Demonstrate
basic computer literacy and skills. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
Applicant must have valid AZ Drivers
License free of restrictions.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND COMPETENCIES
Assist children with the use of child restraint
systems, and ensure bus rules are followed; ensure children are seated with
arms, legs and heads in side school bus window.
Initiate quiet verbal games, which will complement
the childrens classroom education.
Handle discipline problems immediately and
appropriately. Yelling, threatening promises and verbal abuse are prohibited.
Report, in writing, any and all inappropriate behavior
of children to the Center Service Manager.
Ensure all conversation directed to the Bus Driver/Facilities
Custodian is kept to a minimum.
Responsible for maintaining good relationships
and communications with parents and CPLC ECD staff.
Be a good language model for children by using
correct grammar, voice level, clear speech, and responsive conversation with
children in their language of preferred use.
Must be able to handle any emergency situation in a calm and professional manner.
Understand and adhere to policies and procedures
related to CPR, First Aid, Dental Emergencies, and Accident Reporting.
Understand and adhere to the ECD Transportation
Content Area Plans & Procedures.
Participate in ECD annual pre-service training, planning
meetings, and other trainings.
Report child absences directly to teaching staff.
Call parents to check on absent children and
fill out absentee reports when no communication has been made directly to the
center (if designated to do so).
Review and update all child emergency
information cards in coordination with Family Service Engagement Workers, Family
Service Engagement Worker Floater Teacher, and Teachers.
Complete any required paperwork documentation
related to transportation, e.g., daily sign-in and sign-out check list.
Ensure children are only released to authorized
individuals as indicated on the childs Emergency Information Immunization Record
Ensure the delivery of written communications to
parents (permission slips, newsletters, etc.).
Participate and assist the Bus Driver/Facilities
Custodian in conducting bus evacuation drills.
Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to
cultural issues and community practices of low income and at risk families,
including dual language speakers.
Escort children across intersections and roads
to ensure safety.
- Perform other duties as requested by immediate
supervisor necessary to carry out the administrative/programmatic activities
necessary to fulfill the goals and objectives of CPLC ECD.
- Must work flexible hours based on split school schedule (i.e. M-F, 6:30am - 11:00 am & 12:30pm - 4:00 pm).
The physical demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee
frequently is required to sit and use hands along with fingers, to handle or
feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands
and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, bending at the waist crouch or
crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Applicant must
be able to travel (in state/out of state) as needed.
Employee will be
expected to participate in continuous learning, competency building and
maintenance of competency skills.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work is performed in structured
environments. Applicant may be required
to work outdoors. Employees who do not
regularly meet with the public should follow the basic dress requirements of
safety and comfort, but should still be as neat and businesslike as working
to and is supervised directly by the Center Service Manager. Employee is also accountable for understanding
and complying with CPLC policies and procedures.