Head Start Bus Driver

Charleston, Oregon, United States Full-time

Title: Bus Driver

Program: South Coast Head Start

Location: Charleston, Oregon

Agency: Oregon Coast Community Action

Pay Rate: Hourly, $11.50-$12.50

Classification: Full-time (32 hours/week); Seasonal

Reports to: Area Manager

Staff Supervised: N/A

Date Posted: 7/25/2017

Posting Expires: Open until filled

HR Contact: 541-435-7090 hr@orcca.us

Revised: July 2017

External Applicants:
Please submit an employment application, cover letter and resume on our website, www.orcca.us or to hr@orcca.us

Internal Applicants:
Please submit a letter of interest and resume to hr@orcca.us

Job Description

Safely transport preschool children and staff to and from Head Start center in compliance with federal, state, and program regulations and policies.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Reason position exists is to perform these functions.)

1. Ensure bussed children are transported safely to and from class following transportation policies.
2. Plan fixed bus routes that meet transportation requirements and update as needed.
3. Provide transportation adaptations for children with disabilities, as needed.
4. Provide vehicle and pedestrian safety training to each child and family at orientation.
5. Ensure current child emergency forms are kept on the bus.

1. Perform pre-trip inspection, document, and submit per policy and procedure.
2. Keep bus fueled. May be required to pump own fuel.
3. Regularly clean interior and exterior of bus.
4. Carry out established procedures for flat tires, mechanical trouble, and emergencies.
5. Report any mechanical or maintenance concerns immediately to the Fleet and Facilities Coordinator.
6. Schedule regular and needed maintenance, if assigned.

1. Ensure children are supervised at all times and never left alone with volunteers.
2. Maintain appropriate ratios and group size at all times.
3. Ensure children are signed in and out of class and bus and released only to authorized adults.

1. Meet federal, state and program documentation requirements with accurate, objective, complete, timely and well organized records.
2. Partner with bus monitor and other to team members to ensure timely communication of information.
3. Collaborate and problem solve with staff, children and parents.
4. Positive communication and interactions with young children, their families, and staff.
5. Facilitate communication with others by using available technologies (e.g., phone, fax, e-mail, file sharing)
6. Establish consistent weekly schedule including time for team communication and availability to parents.
7. Protect confidentiality. Share information internally to coordinate service delivery on a need to know basis.

1. Follow posted hand washing procedures.
2. Follow Universal Precautions in the event of exposure to blood/bodily fluids.
3. Follow food safety guidelines when joining children for meals in the classroom.

1. Attend staff meetings, center meetings, and/or other workshops/meetings as notified
2. Maintain a positive attitude regarding ORCCA and all its programs along with the Head Start program and philosophy
3. Model behaviors that demonstrate an understanding, acceptance and welcoming of diversity
4. Maintain respect and positive communication regarding all children, families and staff.
5. Maintain confidentiality of client and staff information.
6. Maintain open, two-way communication with staff
7. Accept suggestions and guidance from supervisor and other management staff
8. Seek feedback on job performance and evaluate suggestions and guidance to incorporate in performance
9. Commit to further training. Develop an individual training plan using program tools, as appropriate.
10. Communicate with supervisor regarding any needed changes or concerns with work schedule.
11. Adhere to agency procedures as a mandated child abuse reporter
12. Regular attendance is a requirement of the position.
13. Ability to perform the job with or without reasonable accommodations

1. High School diploma or GED.
2. Oregon School Bus Drivers Certification
3. Class B or C CDL with S and P endorsements
4. Preferred one year paid experience and/or training directly related to the position description.

1. Maintain driving certification as required by South Coast Head Start and Oregon Department of Education.
2. Driving record must meet Oregon Department of Education requirements
3. Valid medical examiner’s certificate is required.
4. Must be enrolled in the Oregon Department of Education-Child Care Division Central Background Registry at time of hire and update it as required.
5. Pediatric First Aid/CPR Certification within 30 days of hire and update it as required.
6. Oregon Food Handler’s card or ServSafe® Food Safety Certification within 30 days of hire and update it as required.
7. Health Appraisal within 30 days of hire and update it as required.

1. Geographic Area: Coos and Curry Counties, Primary worksite: Charleston, Oregon
2. May lift items up to 51 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
3. Regular sitting, kneeling, bending, and stooping are required.
4. May require to drive long distances.
5. Occasional events outside of the office at irregular hours will be required.
6. Attendance at off-site staff training events will be required.

1. A current Oregon Driver’s License is required.
2. Proof of automobile liability insurance @ $100,000/300,000 liability limits and maintain such limits.
3. Reliable transportation for getting to work.
4. Must be free from illegal drugs, may be subject to suspicion testing.

The specific statements reflected in each section of this position description are not intended to be all-inclusive, but rather the basic elements and criteria considered being necessary in order to satisfactorily perform the duties associated with the position.
Oregon Coast Community Action is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please inform Human Resources at 541-435-7090 or hr@orcca.us if you require an accommodation in order to participate in the application process. Apply online: www.orcca.us

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