Head Start Bus Driver - Substitute

Coos Bay, Oregon, United States

Title: Bus Driver - Substitute

Program: South Coast Head Start

Location: Coos Bay, Oregon (Coos County)

Agency: Oregon Coast Community Action

Pay Rate: Hourly, $11.50

Classification: On-call

Reports to: Fleet and Facilities Coordinator

Staff Supervised: N/A

Date Posted: 3/1/2017

Posting Expires: Open until filled

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

Revised: March 2017

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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

PRIMARY PURPOSE:
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. Perform pre-trip inspection, document, and submit to supervisor.
2. Transport children.
3. Keep bus fueled. May be required to pump own fuel.
4. Clean bus.
5. Carry out established procedures for flat tires, mechanical trouble, and emergencies.
6. Schedule regular and needed maintenance, if assigned.
7. Report any mechanical or maintenance concerns immediately to the Fleet and Facilities Coordinator.
8. Ensure current client emergency forms are kept on the bus.
9. Work with bus monitor to form a team relationship based on a continuous flow of information sharing and open communication.
10. Collaborate and problem solve with teachers, children and parents.
11. Positive communication and interactions with young children, their families, and staff.

INDIVIDUAL AND TEAM EXPECTATIONS
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

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

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
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. Must be enrolled in the Oregon Department of Education-Child Care Division Central Background Registry at time of hire and update it as required.
4. Valid medical examiner’s certificate is required.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
1. Geographic Area: Coos and Curry Counties, Primary worksite: Coos Bay, Oregon
2. May lift items up to 51 pounds with or without reasonable accommodations.
3. Regular sitting, kneeling, bending, and stooping are required.
4. Ability to enter and exit the bus.
5. Ability to drive long distances.
6. Ability to concentrate on driving up to 30 passengers on bus.

OTHER
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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