Bus Assistant – Plano Independent School District

Safely, efficiently and professionally assist with special needs and regular education students during all aspects of
busing in support of Plano ISD mission of providing an excellent education for each student via route service,
extracurricular trips and shuttles.

Minimum 19 years of age (required)
Special Knowledge/Skills:
Ability to respond in emergency situation
Ability to operate safety and adaptive equipment including wheelchairs (Training provided)
Ability to work with students with special needs or disability
Ability to manage student behavior
Effective communication skills
No previous experience required
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Assist the driver in helping students board and exit the bus including via wheelchair lift
Assist driver with community driveway gates when applicable
Assist in securing wheelchairs to appropriate lock down device
Assist driver in evacuating students in an emergency situation including carrying or blanket dragging
Adapt to each student’s special medical, physical, communicative and emotional needs

Administer life-saving medication as needed
Train with district nurses as required
Assist the driver with student safety and discipline on bus
Maintain knowledge of route information on students and route directions and follow all instructions for each
Supervise the use of safety harnesses or other equipment and ensure that all students remain seated during
Restrain students as necessary for safety in accordance with department guidelines and Plano ISD policy

Establish and maintain good rapport with students, campus staff, parents and coworkers
Report and collaborate with driver and route supervisor regarding problems and concerns
Follow emergency procedures and help driver administer first aid if necessary
Follow all rules, regulations, and policies of Plano ISD and follow directives from supervisor
Follow attendance policy as assigned by supervisor and in accordance with PISD policy and procedures

Pay: $17.00/H

Please complete an online application and send letter of interest and resume to buscareers@pisd.edu

To apply for this job email your details to AHarding@JFSdallas.org

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