Reports To: Residential Program Manager
Beginning Pay: $11.50 hourly
Part-time, Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., providing transportation for residents of St. John’s Home and foster children to school August through end of June.
Helping children and empowering families by providing safety, advocacy and support.
II. NATURE OF WORK
A Morning Transporter provides transportation and supervision to and from school, as well as other assigned duties needed in the residential homes.
III. DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Morning Transporter will transport students to and from school or other appointments as needed.
The Morning Transporter will work with School Supervisor to update routes and keep supervisor up to date on issues that may arise between students.
The Morning Transporter will have the responsibility of supervising students in the vehicle and intervening when necessary.
The Morning Transporter is responsible for supervising the students until they enter the school building or they have returned to the house after school.
The Morning Transporter may have to transport students to medical appointments.
The Morning Transporter may be assigned tasks to assist with supervision of students in the residential homes.
The Morning Transporter must be prepared to provide court testimony if subpoenaed.
The Morning Transporter will be responsible for transporting students in appropriate car seats (age/height/weight) as well keeping track of and cleaning their assigned car seats.
When school is cancelled, the Morning Transporter should check with their Supervisors for any other tasks that need to be completed.The Morning Transporter may be requested to perform such duties as cleaning visit rooms, completing clerical work, assisting other employees and/or other agency tasks.
The Morning Transporter will maintain strict confidentiality regarding their work with students of the Agency.
The Morning Transporter will engage in training as required by D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s training plan. This can include additional trainings addressing areas of discipline, trauma informed parenting, etc.
2. AUTO SAFETY INSPECTIONS:
You are required to use appropriate car seats for the students you transport.Car seats are provided by the agency but it is your responsibility to maintain them.
Each car seat has an expiration date.Please be aware of this as the car seat will no longer be safe for use.
Follow all safety regulations enforced by law regarding any passenger in your car.
Follow all driving laws.Infractions could be cause for termination.
Never allow anyone else to drive your vehicle while transporting students, nor transport non-agency related persons while transporting students.
IV. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
- Ability to communicate verbally and effectively to exchange information with coworkers, peers, the community, and others involved in your position.
- Ability to maintain a stationary position for extended periods of time.
- Ability to be physically mobile when working with students.
- Ability to determine and assess job related documents and visually utilize Agency equipment.
- Ability to physically handle and perform job related functions, including the operation of Agency equipment.
- Ability to physically position oneself to effectively interact with students.
- Ability to ascend/descend stairs safely and successfully.
- Ability to lift and transport 40lbs.
V. MINIMUM PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS
- Good practical understanding of child development, with the ability to easily relate to children and to provide and maintain appropriate supervision of children in a warm and understanding manner.
- Become familiar with and follow the code of ethics for your profession and agree to abide by the related agency standards.
- High moral character and no criminal record.
- Possess an understanding and sensitivity to the student’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.
Ability to work with a variety of people both within and outside the Agency and must promote a positive image for the Agency in the community and in relationship with schools, other agencies and their personnel.
- Personal qualities of warmth, sensitivity, and the ability to establish meaningful rapport and maintain mutual respect with people from various cultures.
- Must promote a positive image for the agency within the agency and the community, and in relationships with other agencies and their personnel.
- Child care skills and parenting experience preferred.
- Good written communication skills.
- Flexibility with schedule.
- Must be able to manage emotional situations in a positive manner.
- Must have a good driving record and a safe, dependable vehicle available, with appropriate insurance.