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School Bus Driver (CDL Required)

Category: School Administration
School: The Sagemont School
Location: Weston, FL
Date Opened: Jul 29, 2022
Job ID: 14273

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Description

The School Bus Driver transports students and Sagmont School staff by driving a school bus or passenger van to and from the school, and to and from special outings and athletic practices while adhering to driving regulations and providing a safe vehicle.

JOB DUTIES:
  • Provides a safe vehicle by observing visual defects; checking operating systems including brakes, horn, windshield wipers, lights, extended stop arms, emergency flasher, and door-opening devices using a monthly bus safety checklist.
  • Cell phone use, while driving, is prohibited at all times. Cell phones may be used to call the school Principal in emergency situations only.
  • Maintains communications with school/Principal by verifying battery strength of cellular telephone; checking-in with school/Principal.
  • Transports children to school by picking up children at assigned stops; instructing children when it is safe to board the vehicle; observing children hurrying to the pick-up site so no one is left behind.
  • Maintains safe conditions while traveling by enforcing safety and discipline rules; reporting unruly children to school administration; completing incident reports.
  • Teaches students safety procedures by reminding them to cross the road in front of the vehicle; conducting practice evacuation routes.
  • Uses and maintains a daily student attendance bus log, including the Face to Name procedure.
  • Conducts end-of-day safety and security check by inspecting and locking the vehicle.
  • Implements emergency plan in the event of an accident by notifying police and/or ambulance service; administering first-aid until help arrives; initiating evacuation plan; comforting children; filing an accident report.
  • Emergency first aid kit and other required materials, by state, should be available on all buses
  • Driver is subject to The Sagemont School and state/federal policies, procedures, and requirements (including drug testing).

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

Driving record acceptable to SEG.
High School diplomas or equivalent (GED) required.
Minimum of one (1) year experience.
CDL required
Must be 23 years of age or older.
The ability to work independently is a material part of the job, requiring a significant level of diplomacy, confidentiality, and trust.
Communicates frequently and respectfully with children directly, in child-friendly tones, and on their level.
The ability to read and translate maps into written directions, and vice versa.
Exhibits strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Creates a responsive and productive working relationship with children, parents, teachers, and other staff by communicating clearly and concisely. 
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