Essex Junction, VT, US
Jan 11, 2019
Do you love working with children? Are you looking for part-time employment? The Essex Westford School District is seeking a part-time bus aide to assist in transporting children in special education programs to and from school. Position is approximately 3.5 hours per day, possible longer. Work hours may vary including a morning, midday run and/or afternoon runs. Work schedule may include a split shifts beginning as early as 6:00 am and ending as late as 4:45 pm. Position pays $18.00/hour. Below is an outline of the job duties and qualifications:

Duties and responsibilities for the Bus Aide portion include the following. Other duties may be assigned:
- Assist in loading and unloading of children in wheelchairs, using lifts. Assist other children getting in and out of the van.
- Secure seat belts for smaller children; supervise fastening of seat belts by older children.
- See that the children have their belongings together and with them when they get off the bus at school.
- Maintain order on the bus, keeping the children quiet and calm. Deal with various behavior problems that occur, following established standards and procedures. Visit with children, and try to maintain an amiable atmosphere.
- Clean up after children who are sick or have toileting problems on the bus, and disinfect bus as needed.
- Report any relevant problems to senior staff members, and follow-up as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.

We are also seeking substitute Bus Aides to fill in on an on-call as needed basis. Individuals who apply to this position will automatically be considered for a substitute bus aide position with the District.

Basic education (high school or equivalent), plus one to two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
- Good communication skills and the ability to speak clearly to and deal courteously and efficiently with students, staff and supervisors.
- Demonstrated abilities and personal qualities needed to work effectively with children and adolescents with special needs, and a desire to work with this population.
- First aid and CPR training, and additional relevant health service training or experience desirable.
- Physical ability to do required lifting and to perform first aid, CPR and other medical procedures if necessary.

Candidates who pass the initial application screening will be sent an email with a link to enter your references: a minimum of 3 total of which at least 2 must be from your most recent managers/supervisors. If you are a recent graduate, teachers, professors and instructors may qualify as manager references. This process should be completed within 24 hours of receiving the email. Once your references are entered, they will receive an email with the web link to complete the reference. Please be sure to gather the necessary contact information (contact phone number(s) and email address) for your references after you submit your application to avoid any unnecessary delays. It is also a good idea to contact your reference to let them know what to expect so they will watch for the web link via email.

As a condition of employment, all selected applicants must complete the requirements for a criminal background check and registry checks. All offers of employment (or continued employment) shall be conditioned upon satisfactory background check results. For more information about the background check requirements, please Click Here .

For consideration, please complete and submit a Schoolspring application to this job, or stop by to complete an application at 51 Park Street, Essex Jct., VT 05452. EOE.

Position Type: Part-time
Positions Available: 1
Job Requirements
  • At least 1 year of relevant experience preferred
  • High School/Trade School degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Instructions Please answer the questions below relative to your candidacy for this position:
    Application Questions This employer has requested that all applicants answer the following questions. It is highly recommended that you type any essays in a word processing program, save them, and then paste them on the proceeding job application page. 1. Are you under contract or do you have a letter of intent from another school district or supervisory union that would conflict with this posted position?
    Multiple Choice / Single Answer
    - Yes
    - No
    2. Do we have your permission to contact all references, employers, educational institutions, and other individuals who may have knowledge of your employment and/or other pertinent information regarding your candidacy for this position?
    3. Please review the job description and answer the following question (a link to the job description has been provided in the posting): Are you able to complete the requirements of the job with or without accommodation?
    Contact Information Dylan McNamara
    51 Park Street
    Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
    Phone: 802-857-2005
    Email: dmcnamara@ewsd.org

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