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Bus Driver/Facilities Custodian

at Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc.

Pay: up to $14.65/hour
12.6400-14.6500 (USD) Hourly
Posted: 6/26/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1700
Categories: Drivers

Job Description


Work Location: ECD 201 N Sunshine BLVD Eloy, AZ 85131







The Bus Driver/Facilities Custodian is responsible
for ensuring that facilities, materials, equipment, environment and
transportation services are safe and appropriately maintained. Works with
Center Service Manager and the Transportation & Facilities Coordinator to
ensure the required inspections, maintenance, repairs and transportation
services are conducted in compliance with Federal, State, and Local Law and the
Head Start Performance Standards.
school readiness by preparing children and families for school and life success
as it relates to this position. Actively supervise children by sight and sound at all times and in all environments. Maintain all health and safety regulations to create an optimum learning environment. Facilitate health practices to keep children safe in the school bus, outdoor and indoor environments.










 H.S. /GED required. Knowledge of mechanical
operation of a school bus to include daily maintenance checks preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred.








Initial employment physical, TB test or Chest X-ray, Tdap vaccination, valid Arizona Driver’s
License and vehicle insurance is required. Commercial Driver’s License, vehicle
insurance and School Bus Certification or willing to obtain CDL and
School Bus Certification within 60 days of employment. Must obtain
a Food Handler Card and be CPR & First Aid Certified within 60 days of
employment. Must be 21 years of age. Must provide an MVD 3 year driving
record. Must pass a criminal background
check to include a Child Abuse and Neglect register check and obtain a level
one fingerprint clearance card. Must obtain Food Handler’s card upon hire.









  • Responsible for the safe transportation of
    children to and from center, including field trips, appointments in accordance
    with standards governing pupil transportation.
  • Transport parents and staff to parent center
    meeting and other activities as assigned by Center Service Manager.
  • Maintain a safe
    and professional workplace environment and work well in groups.
  • Work as a
    team with site staff to ensure the facility, materials, equipment, environment
    and transportation provided are safe and in good repair for children, including
    children with disabilities.
  • Conduct
    equipment and materials inventory as may be assigned by the Center Service
  • Ensure
    proper ratios of staff to children are maintained at all times while
    transporting children according to rules and regulations.
    Must coordinate this function with Center
    Office Manager and Center Service Manager.
  • Assure
    assigned vehicle is in safe operational condition daily prior to transporting
    children and conduct Regular Safety Monitoring via inspections and use of
  • Conduct
    minor facility repair as may be assigned by the Center Service Manager.
  • Conduct
    landscaping duties keeping outside Center grounds picked up and free of trash
    daily, wash windows inside/out as directed
    as may be assigned by the Center Service Manager.
  • Responsible
    for the daily maintenance of the center, sanitation of restroom facilities,
    sweep-mop center, replenish all paper supplies, empty trash through out center.
  • Assist with
    the maintenance of equipment located inside and/or outside, as well as
    playground and outside toys.
  • Ensure the
    safe loading and unloading of all ECD children from the school bus.
  • Complete preventive
    maintenance of bus by inspecting assigned vehicle daily, to include daily
    Inspection Report as well as all required paper work and documentation.
  • Must be
    aware of safety at all times and drive defensively.
  • Assist in preparation
    of student list and route for substitute driver.
  • Provide
    orientation and training for Volunteer/Bus-Aides in assigned duties and
  • Learn and
    become thoroughly familiar with assigned bus route(s) and other routes of the
  • Develop good
    rapport and communication with children, parents and staff and help promote
    parental understanding and involvement in the program.
  • Report all
    vehicle failures or problems to the Center Service Manager
    , Center Office Manager, and Transportation & Facilities
  • Ensure ECD
    vehicles are used by ECD staff and for CPLC ECD business only.
  • Maintain
    confidentiality in matters regarding children, parents, and staff. Information
    will be shared only with those authorized within the ECD Program. Any misuse of
    confidential information will be a basis for official reprimand.
  • Maintain a
    clean and orderly bus (sweeping, cleaning windows, washing exterior of bus as
  • Make minor
    repairs (within capability) i.e. change
    light bulbs, lens covers, properly install child safety restraint systems, etc.
  • Participate
    in any/all center staff training and meetings to integrate cross component
  • Communicate
    to Center Service Manager and
    Center Office Manager any facility concerns
    related to safety and maintenance.
  • Comply with
    all Head Start Program Performance Standards 45 CFR Chapter XIII RIN 0970-AC63
  • Comply with
    all Arizona Department of Administration Minimum Standards for School Buses and
    School Bus Drivers.
  • Comply with
    Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Child Care Licensing Arizona Administrative
    Code Title 9, Chapter 5 Child Care Facilities.
  • Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity to
    cultural issues and community practices of low income and at risk families,
    including dual language speakers.
  • Attend
    training, Pre-Service, In-service, and conferences as appropriate to the
  • Perform other duties as requested by immediate
    supervisor necessary to carry out the administrative/programmatic activities
    necessary to fulfill the goals and objectives of CPLC ECD.








The physical demands described here are representative of
those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential
functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee
frequently is required to sit and use hands along with fingers, to handle or
feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands
and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, bending at the waist crouch or
crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific
vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
Able to
travel (in state and out-of-state).
Must be
willing and able to work outdoors.




Judge accurately the distance between the bus and objects.
React quickly to avoid collisions


Work well under pressure. Maintain calm, even temperament
when dealing with unruly passengers.


Get along well with people. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and








Employee will be expected to participate in continuous learning,
competency building and maintenance of competency skills.








Work is performed in structured
The work environment
characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may
be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.







to and is supervised directly by the Center Service Manager. Employee is also
accountable for understanding and complying with CPLC policies and procedures.












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