Trainee Bus Attendant

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



DEFINITION

: This is a temporary, training position. Candidates will be eligible for employment as a Temporary (Substitute/part-time) or Regular (full-time) Bus Attendant upon successful completion of training. Attends to the safety, care, and comfort of special education students and other students on school buses. Assists students in boarding and disembarking from school buses. Lifts and carries students as required. Monitors student behavior on buses. Travels to and between Office of Transportation worksites throughout Baltimore County. Staffs routes of regularly assigned bus attendants as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Trainees will learn to perform the following functions:


Assists students in boarding and disembarking from school buses. Lifts students when necessary. Assigns students to seats.

Adjusts safety straps and stores crutches and other orthopedic aids on the bus. Properly secures students in various types of equipment.

Monitors students on the bus for behavioral and physical problems. 

Maintains bus schedules of each student on route showing addresses, telephone numbers, pick-ups, etc.

Travels to and between Office of Transportation worksites throughout Baltimore County. Fills in for regularly assigned bus attendants as needed. Reports to worksites and shifts as assigned.

Follows prescribed procedures when a parent or an adult fails to meet a student at the bus stop.

Assists the bus driver in developing emergency evacuation plans and in performing bus evacuation drills.

Assists in emergency situations and efficiently and quickly evacuates students from the bus as needed.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

Assists the bus driver in receiving information needed to complete accident reports.

Performs other duties of similar scope and complexity.



MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education, Training and Experience
Possession of a high school diploma or an appropriate equivalent is preferred.

Experience working with special education students is preferred.

Meets and maintains all school vehicle attendant qualifications as defined by the Code of Maryland Regulations (13A.06.07.01).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of school safety, procedural, and policy guidelines and applicable regulations.
Skill in communication and human relations.
Ability to read and write. Ability to use and care for school bus and related equipment and supplies according to written and oral instructions. Ability to maintain good relationships with administrators, teachers, students, other employees, and the general public.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
The work of this class entails physical labor including assisting students on and off buses, lifting students, bending and stooping and entering and exiting buses through emergency doors. Work is performed in and around buses and outdoors.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Persons appointed to this class must successfully complete the Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training program within an assigned period of time. Failure to successfully complete the training may result in termination. 

Successful completion of the Bus Attendant minimum standards review is required prior to appointment.

Annual successful completion of Baltimore County Public Schools in-service instruction for school vehicle attendants is required to maintain employment.

FLSA STATUS: Non-exempt 

This document describes the duties and responsibilities of a position. It shall not be held to exclude duties not referenced nor limit the right of management to assign work to employees.

Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required.


SALARY

Trainee and Substitute/Part-time: $11.00 per hour

Regular: $11.04 - $15.02 per hour

Application Instructions
Please read and carefully follow the instructions provided below.
  • Applicants are required to have a completed application on file for employment with Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS). Each time an applicant applies to a job with BCPS, the application must be resubmitted . If an applicant started an application with BCPS in the past and at a later date decides to apply for additional positions, it is the applicant's responsibility to review the entire application and ensure that all data is up to date (for example, the applicant may need to add additional schooling or certifications, an additional work experience, or provide updated references). The applicant must remember to review the entire application each time for accuracy and submit each time for a new or different vacancy.
  • Professional references must be submitted to complete your application. Examples of professional references include current and former principals, supervisors, managers, mentor teachers and university/college supervisors. Personal references from colleagues, friends, community members, etc. will not be accepted. Applicants should notify their reference proactively to inform them they will receive a form via email through a MAILBOT email address from Baltimore County Public Schools. Applicants should also inform their reference(s) of the job they are applying to.
  • Be sure to account for all periods of employment and unemployment, including student teaching and internship experience, and include names, addresses, and telephone numbers of employers.
  • Be sure to answer all criminal background questions. If you answer 'yes' to any of the criminal background questions you must provide a written explanation. A criminal offense does not necessarily exclude an applicant from employment with BCPS. Factors such as passage of time since the offense, the nature of the violation, and the extent of rehabilitation will be taken into consideration. 

  • Pre-Employment Requirements:
  • All persons employed by the Baltimore County Public Schools, regular and temporary, are required to be fingerprinted and have a criminal background investigation (State of Maryland, Senate Bill 315, effective October 1, 1986) completed. The fee charged for fingerprinting is $81.00. An identification card will be issued which must be shown prior to employment.
  • Anyone offered employment is required to provide proper identification and documentation of eligibility for employment in the US.
  • If you have military experience you will be asked to provide a copy of DD214.
  • Official transcripts for all higher education must be received prior to contract signing.
  • Some positions will require employees to undergo a physical examination and/or drug testing.
  • All newly hired personnel must attend a Badges and Benefits  session.
  • Additional job verification will be required for salary credit.

  • Non-Discrimination Statement

    The Board of Education of Baltimore County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or veteran status in matters affecting employment or in providing access to educational programs or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding the Board’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to: EEO Officer, Office of Equal Employment Opportunity, Baltimore County Public Schools, 6901 Charles Street, Building B, Towson, Maryland 21204 (443-809-8937). There is a compliance officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying prohibited harassment concerning students. Complaints of harassment should be directed to the executive director, Department of School Safety and Security, 9610 Pulaski Park Drive, Suite 219, Baltimore, Maryland 21220 (443-809-4360).



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