Bus Attendant

WFLB -Gates-Chili CSD   Rochester , NY   Full-time     Transportation
Posted on May 24, 2023
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Position Purpose: Under the supervision of the Director of Transportation, to assist drivers with students on the bus.

 Essential Job Functions: 

  • Required to assist special education students on route.
  • Responsible work which involves maintaining order and insuring the safety of the children who ride his/her assigned route and extends to escorting students to and from the bus.
  • The attendant at all times must be concerned about the safe behavior of the children while the bus is in route.  
Additional Duties: 
  • Board and get off bus at each stop.
  • Supervises boarding and unloading at all stops.
  • Assists driver when backing up bus.
  • Assists and may lift students to and from bus.
  • May operate 2-way radio.
  • Assists students with special needs.
  • Attends scheduled job training classes, workshops and parent/school/driver meetings.
  • Ensures students are seated before bus is in motion.
  • Maintains order on the bus.
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned.


Note:   The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility. 
2-way radio as needed.
Travel Requirements: 
Travel between schools, or between schools and central offices, may be required for certain positions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
  • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of individuals.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information regarding students, employees and others.
  • Ability to establish a supportive and compassionate relationship with students with special needs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students, staff and others contacted in the course of work.
  • Ability to report work orally or in writing to supervisor as required.
  • Effective writing and verbal communication skills. 
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards: 
  • Works in standard office and school building environments.
  • Ability to lift students as needed.
  • Ability to work outdoors.
Note:   Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.
Qualifications Profile: 
Any combination of education and experience providing the required skill and knowledge for successful performance would be qualifying.  Typical qualifications would be equivalent to: 
  • There are no education or experience qualifications for this position.
  • Prior experience working with special needs children desirable.

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