JOB SUMMARY:

This position will be directly responsible for the safe transportation of Head Start children to and from specified locations.

EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

High School Diploma or GED equivalent.  Must have a valid Illinois School Bus Permit and CDL. Must participate in no less than 15 professional development hours per year – to be documented in Gateway Excelerate profile.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Radio Communication Codes.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure the safe delivery of all passengers to their prearranged destination.
  • Maintain control at all times of the vehicle and its passengers to assure safe passage, regardless of adverse conditions or the improper actions of others.
  • Maintain proper licenses, permits and training as required by state and local authorities.
  • Secure state certification on all traffic and safety laws of the DOT and DCFS.
  • Check daily the operational functions/features of his/her assigned vehicle and notify supervisor of problem areas or take corrective action.
  • Assure the safekeeping and operation of all safety equipment, i.e. flares, first aid kit and fire extinguisher.
  • Maintain all areas of confidentiality concerning matters relating to Head Start children, families and the Head Start program.
  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the job description.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Illinois Driver’s license, reliable transportation and insurance coverage as required by the State of Illinois.
  • 10. Effectively executes and meets performance requirements of all other duties assigned when not on the bus.
  • 11. Supervise monitors performance in preparing for and conducting bus routes, including implementing change of custody procedures.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must have a valid Illinois School Bus Permit and CDL.
  • Have and maintain a good driving record.
  • Flexible in working hours.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.