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Preschool Van Driver

Category: Early Childhood
School: Chesterbrook Academy
Location: Limerick, PA
Date Opened: Oct 5, 2021
Job ID: 9433

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Description

This position supports the campus with transporting children, parents, and Chesterbrook Academy staff by driving a passenger van to and from the school, and to and from special outings/field trips while adhering to driving regulations and providing a safe vehicle.

This person will also support the campus with lunch and after school supervision of students.

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.
  • 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 children 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.
  • Provides transportation to and from special events and outings by driving students, Chesterbrook Academy staff, and parents.
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading transportation safety journals.
  • CDL required for the vehicle driver
  • Driver is subject to Chesterbrook Academy and state/federal policies, procedures, and requirements (including drug testing).
  • Attends local or regional training and development sessions as required.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • Driving record acceptable to Chesterbrook Academy.
  • High School diplomas or equivalent (GED) required.
  • Drivers of school buses must have a commercial driver's license with passenger and school bus endorsements. (To get the school bus endorsement, you must pass a knowledge test. You must also pass a skills test required for the class of school bus you drive or intend to drive.)
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience.
  • 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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