Under the general supervision of the Director or Site Supervisor, the Transporter has the primary responsibility for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of the children, staff and volunteers during bus/van transportation to and from the center and on field trips.
Duties and responsibilities include:
- Ensures the safety and well-being of children and adults being transported to and from the program and on field trips.
- Ensures that the communication device (e.g. two-way radio, cellular phone) is in proper working order before each trip.
- Ensures that the bus/van always has sufficient fuel.
- In consultation with the Director, develops and follows efficient and safe written bus/van routes that ensure no child will be on the bus/van more than one hour.
- Operates bus in such a way that road and safety regulations are always followed; reports any traffic violations to the Director immediately.
- Ensures all children are in age appropriate child safety restraints at all times during transportation.
- Assists with ensuring child/staff ratios are maintained on the bus/van.
- Follows safe bus/van loading and unloading procedures.
- Follows procedures to guarantee no child is left alone on bus/van without adult supervision at any time, including insuring all children have departed bus/van at the end of all bus routes (morning, evening and during field trips or other special trips).
- Keeps the bus clean and free of debris; follows other bus/van cleaning procedures.
- Routinely inventories bus emergency and first aid supplies and equipment, reports needs to the Director, or delegated staff person.
- Assists in other transportation training of bus aides, teachers, children and volunteers.
- In case of accidents/emergencies, evacuates children according to written and practiced procedures.
- In the event of an accident, assures that medical emergency procedures are followed; completes a written accident report as required by delegate’s procedure and other authorities.
- Performs other duties, as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by a person in this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties that may be performed in such a position.