Bus Paraprofessional (Multiple Positions)
Colorado Springs, CO
Recruiting Start Date:07/01/2022
Estimated Start Date:08/15/2022
The Academy District 20 school bus paraprofessional is a part-time position where you are guaranteed 20 hours a week and will be eligible for medical, vision, dental and life insurance benefits.
Assists the bus driver in providing the safe, efficient, courteous, customer-centered transportation to and from school and related activities for special needs students
The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and other key duties that may be required. The description may not include all functions performed by the incumbents in various locations. The district reserves the right to modify or change the duties or the essential functions of this job at any time.
- Reports consistently for work as scheduled
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Attains proficient or higher evaluations on established Performance Standards
- Assists driver in simulated and actual emergency evacuation of all vehicle occupants
- Assists in the resolution of disciplinary student issues
- Assists the student(s) assigned with physical tasks, such as putting on and taking off of outerwear, putting on backpacks, buckling seat belts, etc.
- Attends pre-job training, ongoing training, meetings, and conferences as required during the school year in order to remain up-to-date on job procedures
- Directs action of children and traffic at assigned crosswalks in order to ensure safe crossing
- Enforces all school rules of student behavior
- Maintains student logs of daily problems that occur on the bus
- Maneuvers wheelchairs and secures wheelchairs for transporting students
- Monitors behavior contracts and reward systems for students
- Obtains and maintains certifications necessary to support special needs students
- Performs nonviolent crisis intervention techniques when appropriate, after training
- Performs tasks for student(s) such as wiping noses and chins, cleaning/disinfecting of regurgitation, blood, and urine
- Provides initial first aid/emergency care when needed
- Provides personal assistance to students
- Safely secures students in safety vests, car seats, or seat belts
- Serves as a resource to the student personnel evaluation team concerning an assigned student
- Supervises loading and unloading of buses
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals from many diverse backgrounds and professions including supervisors, administrators, coworkers, staff, students, parents, and the general public
- Ability to follow oral and written instructions
- Ability to greet and interact with the public in a courteous and professional manner
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to manage simultaneous demands and set clear priorities
- Ability to provide a warm and caring attitude toward students
- Ability to recognize safety issues in the workplace
- Ability to supervise students on a daily basis
- Ability to understand special student needs
- Ability to work days, hours, locations, and assignments as directed by the supervisor within the position responsibilities
- Ability to work independently without direct supervision
- Commitment to the education of students as a primary responsibility
- Demonstrates citizenship, compassion, courage, discernment, excellence, honesty, hope, integrity, patience, perseverance, reliability, respect, responsibility, and trustworthiness
- Energetic, creative, innovative, flexible, patient
- Excellent cooperative, collaborative, and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of district operations, rules, policies, procedures, and regulations
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, written, listening, and verbal communication skills
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a staff member typically encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive.
- The noise level in the work environment may alternate among quiet, moderate, and loud.
- The incumbent is frequently required to interact in person and through communication methods with the students, public, and/or other staff.
- The incumbent is required to work scheduled school/work hours and/or days.
- The incumbent may be required to work extended school/work hours and/or days as directed.
- Work is generally performed within an inside or protected environment.
- Work is generally performed in a student transportation vehicle.
- The incumbent may experience exposure to all types of weather conditions, high noise levels, dust, fumes, and other elements associated with transportation duties.
- The incumbent may experience exposure to stressful or confrontational situations.
Physical Demands: The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. All physical demands, if listed, are considered essential functions
- Sits, stands, walks, stoops, kneels, and crouches/squats while performing duties
- Has oral and auditory capacity enabling interaction interpersonally and/or through communication devices
- Uses eyes, hands, and finger coordination enabling the use of equipment and writing utensils
- Subject to hazardous conditions of ice and snow while performing transportation duties
- Lifts or carries burdens up to 50 lbs., and pushes and/or pulls other burdens weighing 100 lbs.; may have to lift students when required
- Has visual capacity enabling safe operation of tools and machinery
- Spends the majority of time sitting and may stand and walk while performing duties
- Conducts activities involving climbing, stooping, kneeling/bending, crouching/squatting, twisting, and reaching
Cognitive Functions: The following are some of the cognitive functions commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all-inclusive. The staff member may be required to analyze, communicate, compare, compile, compute, coordinate, copy, evaluate, instruct, negotiate, synthesize, reason, and use interpersonal skills.
Scheduled Weekly Hours:20
Hours per Day:
Hours split between mornings and afternoons.
Number of Days per Year:
Full-Time - Regular
FLSA Status:United States of America (Non-Exempt)
How to Apply:
New applicants (including current district staff members) must use the Workday application portal. Documents emailed directly to a supervisor will not be considered for application purposes and will not receive a response. A completed online application also includes the following uploaded documents in PDF format:
- A current resume
Please do not call to request site visits or interviews at the school/location. Please direct all inquiries via the email address indicated on the posting
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