Warren County ESC- COG (learn more)

Dayton Area School Consortium

Lebanon, OH (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3948993
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: August 1, 2022

Job Description

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Paraprofessional/Van Driver

Job Description

Title:                                  Paraprofessional/Van Driver
Reports to:                         Program Director/Principal and/or Superintendent
FLSA Status:                      Non-Exempt
Qualifications:              1.   High school diploma or equivalent
  1. Must possess a valid Ohio driver’s license.
  2. Effective communication skills in English.
  3. Access to own motor vehicle.
  4. Ohio educational aide certificate.
  5. Ability to physically manage students with disabilities.
  6. Ability to lift 40 pounds unassisted.
  7. Ability to maneuver stairs unassisted.
  8. Pass criminal background check.
  9. Completion of satisfactory pre-employment driver's training program and obtaining van endorsement certificate.
  10. Knowledge of school bus traffic laws and safety.
  11. Be physically qualified as determined by an annual physical exam.
General Duties:           Under immediate supervision, works with students with special needs in a one-on-one situation or small group situation providing instruction for personal care and/or the use of instructional aids; assists in the preparation of activities and projects; monitors student activities; uses positive guidance techniques; participates in multi-factored evaluation meetings when requested. Responsible for the safe and efficient transportation of school pupils, within the guidelines of the State of Ohio and the policies; maintaining discipline on the van; promoting good public relations by neat appearance, proper attitude, and proper appearance of the van.
Paraprofessionals whose job assignments include working with students       with disabilities and students with issues that may result in poor school attendance, academic failure, restraint and/or seclusion, and social-emotional issues that may result in the students being unsuccessful in school must possess positive interpersonal skills and serve as role-models for youth because they serve unique roles where they can positively influence students in ways that are similar to licensed teachers, especially in the area of social-emotional behaviors.
Essential Functions:
  1. Assists students as instructed by classroom teacher(s) in one-on-one small group situations using approved curriculum.
  2. Assists the classroom teacher(s) with activities and projects (e.g., laminating, copying materials, bulletin boards, project preparation, and clean up, etc.).  Helps to maintain a positive learning environment.
  3. Operates equipment (e.g., copier, typewriter, computer, laminator, etc.).
  4. Supervises students during recess/playground, halls, cafeteria periods and may feed students; walks or assists students to and from restrooms, buses, and cabs; and with duties related to the general welfare of students (e.g., safety precautions, self-help needs, etc.).
  5. Climbs ladders to hang projects and store materials.
  6. Participates, cooperates, and helps supervise emergency preparedness drills (e.g., tornado, fire, etc.).
  7. Accompanies student(s) on class field trips or community experiences.
  8. Prepares for and assists with classroom parties, snack-time, etc.
  9. Uses positive guidance techniques to foster development of self-control, self-esteem, and positive social interactions.
  10. Assists students with accessing needed devices and equipment.
  11. Participates in team multi-factored evaluations, as requested.
  12. Attends to personal needs of students as required (soiled clothing, cuts, scrapes, illness, injuries, personal hygiene, toileting, catheterization, transfers, mobility lifting, carrying, etc., as trained by a licensed health care professional).
  13. Performs delegated nursing duties as directed by Registered Nurse according to Board Policy.
  14. Monitors all students until a parent/guardian arrives.
  15. Carries out established behavioral plans as approved by behavior management committee.
  16. Assists with the lifting, moving, and physical management of students (e.g., lifts and moves up to eighty (80) pounds).
  17. Maintains required certificate(s).
  18. Driver shall obey all traffic laws.
  19. Drivers shall have Driver’s License on them while driving.
  20. Driver shall not permit fuel tank to be filled, while students are on the van or while the engine is running.
  21. Driver shall be responsible for the orderly conduct of the students.
  22. In case of an accident, the driver shall immediately notify the State Highway Patrol and the Administration.  The driver shall not leave the van.
  23. When a van is disabled, the following procedure shall be followed:
    1. Remove the vehicle from the road as much as possible.
    2. Place a fuse 40 paces to the rear and in front of the van and on the traffic side.
    3. Call or send for help. 
  24. Drivers must report, immediately in writing, to the mechanic of any mechanical problem, no matter how slight that is observed in the motor, body, or the interior of the van.
  25. The driver is responsible for keeping his//her van clean on the inside, including windows and mirrors.
  26. The driver will complete all requested reports.
  27. Drivers will assign seats.
  28. Drivers will check the van seats for damage, after each run.
  29. Drivers will attend all required transportation meetings.
  30. All drivers will maintain a professional and helpful attitude towards students and parents. 
  31. Drivers shall run all routes as established, at designated home address.
  32. Drivers shall wear appropriate shoes while driving.  No open toed shoes are permitted, and the shoes must not have a lose heel. 
  33. Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.
  34. Attends appropriate workshops and professional meetings.
  35. Performs all duties in conformity to the adopted Board Policy.
  36. Displays professional appearance.
  37. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Serves as a role model for educators and students in how to conduct themselves as citizens and as responsible, intelligent human beings.
  2. Helps instill in students and staff the belief in and practice of ethical principles and democratic values.
  3. Shall perform such other duties as the Governing Board may assign/determine.
  4. The employee shall remain free of any alcohol or nonprescribed controlled substance abuse in the workplace throughout his/her employment in the County/District.
  5. Observes Risk Reduction Safety Rules and Regulations of the Warren County ESC and School Districts, State, Federal OSHA laws and will be evaluated to the extent of compliance and implementation as an employee of such rules and regulations for safety in the workplace while visiting such sites in line of work duties.
Call off Procedure
Driver will call Transportation Supervisor when calling off, or when a scheduled day off is needed.
Additional Working Conditions:
  1. Possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue.
  2. Possible operation of a vehicle under inclement weather conditions.
  3. Possible interaction among unruly children.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories: Instructional Support > Paraprofessional / IA
    Support Staff > Transportation
  • Contact Information

    • Bonita Terry
    • 200 South Keowee Street
    • Dayton, Ohio 45402

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