Special Education On-Board Aides (non driving ($200 Sign On Bonus)
Make a difference in a child's life, today!
Madison, WI US / Monona, WI US / Vernon, WI US
Posted 9 days ago
Job Description
We're looking for Regular and Special Education On-Board Aides (Bus/Van Attendants) in Madison and Verona.

Imagine being a part of a team where your work has potential to make a difference in a child’s life and the lives of those required special assistance! Picture working in a family oriented and employee first culture where every single team member is a critical voice in the decision-making process.

Everyone on our team has a meaningful impact in the lives of the children and customer engagement. Due to recent and rapid growth, we are looking for Special Education Aides to come join us. We are only seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals who want a platform for success and a place where you can advance and grow professionally! College education majors and anyone who is passionate enough to make a difference in the life of our children are encouraged to apply!

The job of Specialized Pupil Aide (Spec Ed On-Board Bus Aide) was created for the purposes of assisting the driver and students during transporting students to and from a variety of school sites over scheduled routes and/or to/from special excursions; ensuring vehicle operation is in safe operating condition; and ensuring safety of students during transport, loading and unloading from specialized pupil transportation vehicles.

This is important and rewarding work!  If you enjoy working with children of all ages and having a part-time schedule with excellent wages and opportunity come join a company with 95 years of experience in Wisconsin!  

$200 Sign on bonus!

Purpose of the On-Board Aide

On-Board Bus Aides provide support within the student transportation services with specific focus on assisting students during transport to and from school and/or special activities; ensuring orderly entering and leaving of bus patrons; maintaining seat chart of riders; and ensuring the safety and sanitation of assigned vehicles.  

Essential Functions

  • Assists bus driver for the purpose of handling emergency situations until the driver can take over.

  • Assists students and other passengers, providing safe loading and unloading from buses during normal transport and emergency situations.

  • Monitors students with special needs until released to teacher, instructional assistant, parent, etc., ensuring the safe transportation of all passengers.

  • Prepares reports (e.g. seating chart of assigned riders, incident reports, passenger misconduct, etc.) documenting activities, providing written reference, conveying information, and/or complying with established guidelines.

  • Reports observations and/or incidents (e.g. discipline, accidents, inappropriate social behavior, etc.) communicating information to appropriate personnel for their action.

  • Secures students and/or their equipment (e.g. checks wheelchair tie downs, seat belts, opens ramp, etc.) ensuring the safety and well-being of students.

  • Attends in meetings, in-service training, workshops, and more to gather information required to perform job functions.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


Minimum Qualifications

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adhering to safety practices; administering first aid; applying pertinent codes; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and operating equipment used in transporting special needs students.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; understand written procedures, write routine documents, and speak clearly; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: safety practices and procedures; emergency evacuation techniques; first aide; health standards and hazards; state regulations and laws pertaining to the operation of school buses; and child behavior.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing specific, defined processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Problem solving with data requires following prescribed guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: being attentive to detail; displaying tact and courtesy, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships; communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; and working as part of a team.

Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; and providing information and/or advising others. Utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the functions of the job. There is a continual opportunity to significantly impact the organization’s services.

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 50% sitting, 30% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

Education - High School Diploma or equivalent preferred

Continuing Education Training

Annual In-service
Substance Abuse Screening
Criminal Background
Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Bus Attendant, School Bus Attendant, Transportation, Part-Time


Contact Information
For this position, apply here or contact Human Resources at (608) 255-1511 or stop by the office at 5501 Femrite Drive and pick up an application today!
Job Summary
Start Date
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Part Time
Hours per Week
Salary and Benefits
$10.75 per hour
Required Education
Required Experience
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