Inspire Development Centers Bus Driver Custodian-Othello in Othello, Washington

Position Purpose Bus Driver Custodian is responsible to ensure the children are transported in safe, timely and appropriate manner. The Bus Driver is responsible for the supervision of children on the bus along with the support of the Floater/Bus position. Keep building in clean and orderly condition performing routine maintenance activities, notifying supervisor of needed repairs. Keep premises neatly groomed and safe by cleaning snow and debris from sidewalks, etc. Distinguishing Characteristics Inspire Development Centers provides Early Childhood Education (ECE) and social services to more than 4000 children, in center based and home based setting, at more than 25 Child Development Centers (CDC) throughout the State of Washington. Inspire provides services under various federal and state funded programs with differing regulations and stipulations, which must be coordinated and adhered to, including, but not limited to: Regional Head Start (RHS), Migrant Seasonal Head Start (MSHS), Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP) and Early Head Start (EHS). The agency is required to meet an annual quota of non-federal share (in-kind) funds. A large majority of children’s first language is Spanish. Supervisory and Other Relationships Bus Driver Custodian reports to the Center Manager, and works closely with Transportation Staff, Center Staff, Parents, and Children. Examples of Essential Duties and Accountabilities The following examples of duties and accountabilities illustrate the general range of tasks assigned to the position but are not intended to define the limits of required duties. Other essential duties may be assigned consistent with the general scope of the position. 1. The Bus Driver is the final authority and responsible for the health, safety and well being of all bus occupants while in route. Establishes and maintains bus route in coordination with Family Service Worker for review and approval of Center Manager. Runs fixed routes as written; does not make unauthorized changes to routes or stops. Limit cell phone usage for emergency purposes and other agency prescribed protocol. 2. Responsible to ensure general maintenance of bus and to ensure a clean and hygienic environment keep the bus in working order. Responsible to maintain and complete attendance log, mileage bus log and maintenance log daily. Provides training to Bus Monitor(s) throughout the year as needed. 3. Responsible to provide in-service trainings to staff, parents and conduct Emergency Bus Evacuation. Participates in local center meetings to provide orientation on bus safety/protocols to include safety drills and evacuation plans. 4. Responsible to provide/receive written/oral information between center staff an