Role Mission: Provide safe transportation for SPED and/or RISE students to and from home and campus on a daily basis while reducing operational cost.
What You’ll Do – Accountabilities:
Safely transport students
- Drives a SPED approved vehicle safely, in accordance with time schedules
- Transports students to and from their homes, a variety of school sites, and on field trips as assigned
- Oversees the loading and unloading of students; only releases students to authorized individuals; assures that safety belts are fastened in passenger vans
- Maintains order and proper discipline of passengers; resolves disputes; documents and reports severe disciplinary cases
Follow safety rules and procedures
- Conducts established safety and operational inspection of assigned vehicle daily
- Maintains a variety of records and reports including but not limited to mileage, routing, maintenance, and time schedules
- Notifies appropriate individuals of any delays in scheduled route
- Maintains and carries proper credentials updated accordingly to DOT and IDEA policy
Takes direction and feedback well
- Has an open communication channel with campus managers
- Able to accept feedback, both positive and critical
- Able to self –reflect on own performance in order to improve continuously
Manages multiple tasks by prioritizing work
- Needs to adapt to changing circumstances while performing various tasks
- Handles various tasks simultaneously and within established time constraints
We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
- Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
- Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
- Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
- Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
- Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
- Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
- Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
- We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students
What You Bring -- Competencies:
- Must be able to assist the SPED Monitor and students with equipment such as wheelchairs, car seats, child safety restraints, and any other equipment required by the IEP.
- Be able to participate in ARD and IEP Meetings with Special Education personnel and Principals
- Able to conduct pre and post trip vehicle inspections and report any maintenance related issues to SPED Transportation Manager
- Be able to report every morning to your SPED Transportation Manager or Campus Leaders of your availability status
- Education: HS diploma or GED required
- Experience: Minimal 1 year experience driving a non-CDL vehicle passenger vehicle
- Must be at least 21 years of age
- Must be able to work with open calendar
- Must be able to work on evenings, weekends, holidays, etc.
- Expected to work a minimum of 32 hours per week – not including extra-curricular activities assigned by campus
- Must be able to work extended hours when necessary to meet business needs
What We Offer
- Compensation for this role is set at an hourly rate ranging between $15.50 for 0 years of experience and $18.99
We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for the base medical plan and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time, com‐muter benefits, referral bonuses, professional development, and a 403(b) plan. We also offer an inclusive environment where staff are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work every day. IDEA may offer a relocation stipend to defray the cost of moving for this role, if applicable.
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About IDEA Public Schools
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe each and every child can go to college. Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free, Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States.
IDEA Public Schools boasts national rankings on The Washington Post and U.S. News & World Report’s top high schools lists. IDEA serves nearly 75,000 college-bound students in 137 schools across Texas, Southern Louisiana and Florida and is on-track to maintain its legacy of sending 100% of its graduates to college. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with new launches in Jacksonville, FL (2022). Cincinnati, OH (2022), and Arkansas (2023)!
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.