Job Description

TEMPE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CATEGORY: Classified

TITLE: Transportation Special Needs Assistant 1

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Assist School Bus Driver with the safe delivery of students to and from school by monitoring student
behavior and assisting with special needs students as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Education equivalent to a High School Diploma or GED
2. Must successfully pass physical agility test and District certification in Nonviolent Physical Crisis
Intervention, CPR, First Aid.
3. No previous experience is required

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,
may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is
ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all duties and responsibilities performed by
incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Assist with the transportation of students to and from school and special event trips in a safe
manner.
- Instruct and enforce bus safety rules, oversee loading and unloading of students and emergency
evacuation.
- Track student attendance; organize and assign seating charts if required.
- Monitor student behavior and oversee discipline of students.
- Provide continuous instructions to students regarding bus safety rules.
- Communicate with school principals, and teachers.
- Assist special needs students with loading and unloading; operate wheelchair lift, and secure
students safely in the bus.
- Deliver students to the door to be received by appropriate adult.
- Assist School Bus Driver with pre- and post-trip inspection of the bus.
- Check and monitor the condition of the bus and ensure it is safe to operate.
- Keep bus clean inside and out; sweep and mop floors, and clean windows to ensure good
visibility.
- Write reports and prepare bus tickets regarding student discipline; prepare accident or injury
reports; educate and conduct trials of bus evacuation.
- Participate in bus evacuation drills.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS:
? Knowledge of basic first aid procedures and methods
? Knowledge of safety and maintenance requirements of buses and other student transportation
equipment
? Skill in working with children
? Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships
? Skill in communicating clearly both verbal and in writing
? Ability to pass physical
? Ability to maintain Nonviolent Physical Crisis Intervention, CPR and First Aid certification

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to extreme weather conditions.
Potential physical harm and verbal abuse.
Highly exposed to bodily fluids, germs, and poor personal hygiene.
Potential exposure to infectious disease.
Exposure to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dust, gases, poor
ventilation, and intense noise.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Lift and lower up to 30 pounds
Push, pull, or drag up to 125 pounds.
Repetitive bending, stooping, crouching, standing, reaching, and climbing.

WORK YEAR: 193 Days
DEPARTMENT/SCHOOL: Transportation and Safety
GRADE: 29

REPORTS TO: Supervisor of Transportation and Safety
EVALUATION: Classified Personnel Evaluation
SUPERVISES: N/A

PREPARED: March 2000
REVISED: April 2018

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