Colchester School District

125 Laker Lane, PO Box 27, Colchester, VT 05446 Telephone: 802-264-5999 Fax: 802-863-4774

BUS DRIVER


Colchester School District
Colchester, Vermont

Job Details
Job ID: 3027201 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Re-posted: January 3, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
POSITION TITLE: School District Bus Driver

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The School District Bus Driver is responsible for transporting students to and from special programs, schools and activities. He/she will also perform other errands and special assignments as needed.

WAGE CATEGORY: Grade A. Non-Exempt (hourly)

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Per School Board and Support Staff Agreement if position exceeds 20 hours per week; otherwise, per current Handbook for Non-Union Support Staff Personnel.

REPORTS TO: Special Education Director

EVALUATION: Performance in this position will be evaluated annually, in person and in writing, by the Special Education Director with input from the Special Educators. This evaluation process will be consistent with the process described in the School Board/Support Staff Agreement if position exceeds 20 hours per week; otherwise, per current Handbook for Non-Union Support Staff Personnel.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Valid Type II or Commercial Driver's License. School Bus Endorsement preferred.
2. Good driving skills and record. Experience in driving in all kinds of weather.
3. Knowledge of relevant equipment, Colchester School District policies and procedures, and federal and state laws and regulations related to transportation.
4. Dependability, punctuality, and flexibility.
5. Good physical health, with no problems or impairments that might impair driving skills.
6. Physical stamina and strength to lift up to 100 pounds.
7. Ability to be patient, courteous and authoritative in dealing with students
8. Ability and willingness to maintain strict confidentiality regarding school district business.
9. Commitment to the School District’s mission and Strategic Plan.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Transport students in a bus to and from various locations, to include neighborhoods, schools and other activities.
2. Pick up and drop off students at scheduled locations, following established time schedules.
3. Interact with students on the bus in alignment with behavior plans, and student needs; implement appropriate behavior modification plans for students on the bus to de-escalate behavior problems in order to ensure student safety.
4. Follow all safe driving rules and comply with regulations regarding students entering and exiting the bus, as well as when students must cross the street at the bus stop. Maintain knowledge of any changes/ updates that occur regarding regulations and rules.
5. Keep mileage logs and records as required and submit to the Special Education Director.
6. Perform daily maintenance inspection before driving the bus. Check the condition of bus tires, windshield wipers, lights, mirrors, safety equipment, etc. to ensure all are in working order. Report any malfunctions or problems to appropriate personnel.
7. Effectively handle complaints, settle disputes and conflicts. Bring unusual or difficult situations to the attention of the Special Education Director.
8. Demonstrate a spirit of teamwork and open communication in completing all tasks.
9. Provide personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to students in alignment with student behavior plans as needed.
10. Assume other additional duties and responsibilities as assigned by designated supervisors.



WORKING CONDITIONS:
? Noise level in work environment is quiet to moderate
? Occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
? Frequently required to stand, walk and sit
? Regularly required to see, talk and hear
? Regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel
? Regularly required to handle stressful situations and resolve conflicts
? Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb steps; stoop, kneel or crouch
? Occasionally lift, carry, move and/or restrain school aged students
? Required to drive

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Colchester School District!

Colchester School District includes one high school, one middle school, and three elementary schools. It is located on Lake Champlain and offers a variety of recreational activities. It is 10 minutes to the city of Burlington. Please visit our website to find out more about our district.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Colchester School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    Carrie Lutz, Director of Special Education
    P.O. Box 27
    Colchester, Vermont 05446
    Phone: 802-264-5999
    Fax: 802-863-4774
    Email: Carrie.Lutz@colchestersd.org