Transportation Assistant - South

Category:  Transportation
Job Function: 


Transportation Assistants are responsible for assisting bus drivers in providing on-going and emergency support to special needs students (both ambulatory and non-ambulatory) while riding, loading, or unloading the school bus to ensure the safety of all passengers on special needs buses.  

Essential Duties

  • Assists the driver with loading and unloading students to include using a mechanical lift to load and off-load wheel chairs
  • Assists drivers with seating to include securing wheel chairs, mobility chairs, child restraint systems, and other types of equipment as required by students to ensure safe delivery of students
  • Assists the driver in developing and formulating emergency response procedures and assists in emergency evacuation situations
  • Maintains constant surveillance of fragile, medically classified students who ride special needs buses; Maintains knowledge of each student’s individual needs
  • Reports unsafe acts or conditions which require the attention of the bus driver
  • Manages student behavior in accordance with the laws of the State of Georgia and the policies of the state and local board of education
  • Communicates effectively with school staff, parents, and the public
  • Attends all required safety meetings and trainings
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

None required


Must successfully complete School Bus Aide training and other mandated training as required by student need
Must successfully complete a pre-employment physical
Have or be able to obtain CPR and First Aid Certification preferred

Experience Qualifications

None required; Previous experience working with students with disabilities preferred


  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions quickly and accurately
  • Must be able to handle sensitive and confidential information
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal both with students and adults
  • Knowledge and understanding of the proper use of different types of child restraint systems used for transporting students with special needs is a plus

Working Conditions

  • Extreme weather conditions to include heat, cold, wet and/or humid conditions
  • Potential exposure to air-borne and blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases, chemical irritants, combustible materials, and electrical materials

Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds regularly, and occasionally team lift and/or move a student with disabilities
  • May require lifting, bending kneeling, reaching, stooping or crouching
  • Requires ability to move and control an adult-sized wheelchair
  • Typically sitting, standing, walking
Posting ID:  28846

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