DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT
BUS AIDE – SPECIAL EDUCATION
Performs work involved in the care and safety of disabled students while students are being transported on a school bus.
Work is performed in accordance with established procedures under the general supervision of the Transportation Supervisor, who will at least annually evaluate the Bus Attendant’s performance.
Lift and/or assist student with limited abilities on to and off of the bus, secure wheelchairs and adaptive assistive devices, and attend to individual body requirements.
Assist students with limited abilities on and off the bus, assists students from door of home to bus, and accompanies students to classrooms when needed.
Maintain knowledge of standard procedures to cope with disabilities with tact, care and concern for each student.
Maintain records of transportation for each disabled student; reports changes and incidents to parents, guardians, and school officials.
Maintain confidentiality regarding student information.
Provide for the safety and welfare of disabled students while riding on a school bus.
Assist the bus driver in the scheduling and routing of disabled students by maintaining addresses, telephone numbers and other critical information relevant to the welfare of disabled students.
Transport and ensure the security of medications.
Maintain students until released to another responsible and authorized adult.
Extend, collapse, and manipulate wheelchairs, walkers, lifts and body braces; secure seats and wheelchairs to school bus fixtures.
Clean students and bus of bodily excretions promoting a healthful environment on the bus.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Frequent contacts with students, parents and district staff.
CONDITIONS OF WORK
Work involves heavy lifting, pushing, pulling, bending, standing, and school bus environment; subject to driving in adverse weather conditions, fumes, noise and emergency student and traffic situations.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Knowledge of first aid and CPR; of wheelchair lifts, securements, and adaptive assistive devices of characteristics of disabilities, and the care for students with various orthopedic disabilities; of proper lifting techniques; of school bus emergency communication system, power cut off switches, emergency equipment, bodily fluid clean up and disposal kits; of record-keeping techniques; oral and written communication skills; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy. The ability to perform the following work activities with or without reasonable accommodations:
¨ Lift, push or pull 50 pounds minimum.
¨ Operate wheelchair lifts, securements and adaptive assistive equipment.
¨ Monitor student passengers’ behavior and physical needs.
¨ Perform first aid as needed.
¨ Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
¨ Use tact, patience and courtesy with those contacted in the course of work.
¨ Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
¨ Work independently in the absence of a supervisor.
¨ Maintain regular attendance.
¨ Maintain good physical condition.
ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
Some experience working with students with special needs and high school education; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform this work.
Must be physically fit to perform duties including being able to lift, push, pull, carry a minimum of 50 pounds.
Period of Service
175 to 178 days
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