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Dorchester County Public Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3757134
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : January 15, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Dorchester County Public Schools is currently accepting applications for ten (10) month Bus Attendants serving Special Education students. This position, under close supervision, attends to the physical and emotional needs of special education students on school buses. The Attendant is responsible for the care and safety of students with disabilities transported to and from their homes and school, and involves the managing student behavior to provide the driver freedom to operate the school bus safely while creating a positive and safe transportation environment. The successful candidate must exercise constant alertness to children’s physical problems and to react promptly in the event of seizures or other problems. This position reports to the Transportation Supervisor in collaboration with consultations from special education teachers, administrators and bus operators.



  • Monitors and works with student population which may exhibit physical, sensory, emotional or learning disabilities;
  • Escorts students on and off the bus and aids them physically;
  • Must be able to lift students for emergency bus evacuation;
  • Requires prompt reporting and attention to detail;
  • Assigns students to seats and adjusts safety straps and other restraints;
  • Properly secures students in various types of equipment;
  • Observes and responds to students with seizures, other medical conditions, behavior changes, and any other unusual conditions on the bus and implements behavior controls when necessary;
  • Performs bus attendant pre-trip inspection of special equipment;
  • Completes daily attendance on accountability forms;
  • Keeps required equipment clean and in good working order;
  • Treats all students and others with respect and compassion;
  • Deals in an effective and tactful manner with emotionally impaired students;
  • Assists the bus operator in performing bus evacuation drills;
  • Remains calm in an emergency situation, and efficiently and quickly evacuates students as needed;
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Possession of a high school diploma or equivalency; and possess the knowledge and ability to properly fulfill the job duties;
  • Knowledge of the field of child development with specific applications to students with disabilities;
  • Must be able to operate the wheelchair lift;
  • Must have the physical strength and stamina to assist handicapped students on and off the bus and bodily lift a student when required;
  • Must be able to lift and carry a minimum of 75 pounds;
  • Considerable patience and ability to assist the physically, mentally and emotionally impaired students;
  • Ability to use sound judgment in dealing with students and confidential information;
  • Ability to assume responsibility for the safety of students in the absence of the school bus operator;
  • Must have the ability to learn bus evacuation procedures;
  • Ability to take complete ownership of responsibilities.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Instructional Support > Substitute
    Support Staff > Supervisory Aide
    Support Staff > Transportation
  • Employer Description

    Apply online: https://dcps.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx

    Dorchester County, Maryland, with a population of 29,300, is the Eastern Shore's largest county with 593 square miles of land and 108 square miles of water. The Dorchester County Public School system provides the educational foundation for the county's children.

    Highlights of the DCPS System are:

    There are 12 schools: two high schools, a career and technology center, two middle schools, six elementary schools and a pre-kindergarten through 8th grade school.

    There are approximately 5000 students in the district.

    High schools offer a full College preparatory curriculum as well as options in occupational skills.

    The Dorchester Career and Technology Center receives students from both high schools and offers programs in Culinary Arts , Masonry, Carpentry, Electricity, HVAC, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Welding, Agriculture, Medium and Heavy Truck, Auto Technology, Cosmetology, Homeland Security, Cisco Academy, Interactive Media Production, Teacher Academy and Medical Services.

    IBM-compatible computers are used throughout the system in individual classrooms as well as strategically placed computer labs. There are courses in Technology Simulations, Keyboarding, Computer Applications, and Computerized Accounting.

    Every classroom has access to the Microsoft Office Products as well as to the Internet.

    The Dual Enrollment Program with Chesapeake College and University of Maryland Eastern Shore offers the opportunity for the students who wish to get started on their college credits.

    Family Support Services Resource Center for Families and Schools is designed to support children with disabilities from birth to 21. The center provides the skills and knowledge to enable families and children to understand the Special Education process. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer


    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Jeff Grafton , Human Resources Administrator
    • 700 Glasgow Street
    • Cambridge, Maryland 21613
    • Phone: (410) 228-4747
    • Fax: 410-221-5269
    • Email: click here

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