Passages Charter School serves students from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Focused specifically on the needs of immigrant and refugee students. Passages offers a tailored educational program focused on high academic standards and instruction based on students' individual needs.
Basic Job Function:
To assist the bus driver in providing safe and punctual transportation to and from school daily from Monday-Friday for AM shift (5:45 am-8:15 am) and (3:00 pm-4:30/5:00 pm) PM shift. Observe and monitor behavior of children, interact with parents and staff to promote the well-being of children.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Monitoring and Safety (90%)
Assist children in boarding and exiting the bus.
Assist driver in completion of daily sign on & off sheets, accounting by name all children getting on and off the bus.
Ensure that all children are secured in weight/height appropriate seatbelts or restraints and that while seated all adults use available seatbelts.
Visually observe the health of each child on the bus.
Ensure that any behavioral issues do not compromise the safety of any child on the bus or the ability of the bus driver to safely operate the vehicle.
Use age appropriate communication skills with children on bus.
Collaborate with the bus driver to ensure that each child is delivered to the care of a responsible adult (authorized list) upon leaving bus.
Ensure that the responsible adult (authorized list) signs for the child upon leaving the bus.
Ensure that no child is ever left unattended while on the bus, following all procedures put in place to prevent a child being left behind.
Assist the bus driver with any emergency situations following all rules and regulations as they pertain to school bus safety and child health.
Fill out accident/incident reports as appropriate.
Monitor of students during arrival and departure at school building.
Maintenance & Communications (10%)
Assist driver with keeping inside of vehicle picked up.
Responsible to do walkthrough of bus (looking for children and or items left behind) prior to being dropped off
Assist driver with evacuation drills.
Maintain positive communications with parents, drivers and site staff, relaying information to appropriate parties as needed.
Attend any trainings or meetings as required by funders.
Support the Mission Statement of the school.
Other duties as assigned
All communications are potentially sensitive and are subject to AHS's policy on confidentiality.
Be at least 18 years of age
Have a high school diploma
Experience (typically one year) working with children, knowledge of age appropriate behaviors and safety practices a plus.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Requires current Pediatric CPR and First Aide Certification
Physical/Mental abilities and processes
Ability to visually assess the health and behaviors of children.
Occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs, typically assisting children into seats, and the ability to carry or drag a child in an emergency situation out of the bus to a safe area.
Frequent bending at the neck, waist and knees and occasional squatting.
Daily sitting, about 85% of riding time.
Occasional climbing to enter and exit bus.
Physical Requirements and Working Environment:
Regularly required to: sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Asian Human Services Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer dedicated to the fair and equal treatment of all of its employees without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, political or union affiliation, maternity status, parental status, military or veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law
About Asian Human Services
Established in 1978, Asian Human Services is the largest multi-cultural and multi-lingual health and social services organization in the Metropolitan Chicago areas. Its mission is to provide client -centered, quality, and compassionate services to Asian immigrants and other underserved communities so that they can fully participated in society, prosper and thrive. Specialized in healthcare, education, and employment, its professional staff is fluent in more than 28 languages and serves more than 28,000 clients throughout Illinois each year.