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Job Summary

Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc.
Springfield, OH 45505
Job Type
Full Time
Education Level
12.50 - 12.50 $ /hour

Bus Driver

About the Job

Full-Time Part Year Non-Exempt  

Ensures compliance with the Head Start Performanc eStandards and MVCDC Service Plans, Policies and Procedures. Transport children to and from Head Start centers and organized field trips. Assist with maintaining safe transportation of children enrolled in the program.  Ensure compliance with Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Licensing, Health and Sanitation and Regulations.  

High School Diploma or GED. Current CDL with School Bus(S) and Passenger(P) Endorsement  

Support Supervisor    

  • Physically able to work 40 hours per week.  
  • Demonstrate the ability to interact with public and to obtain and give necessary information.  
  • Demonstrate the ability to cope with stressful situations firmly, courteously, tactfully and with respect for the rights of co-workers, parents, children, and community persons.  
  • Display good general intelligence and emotional stability.  
  • Provide continuity of caring relationships for children.  
  • Move quickly to supervise and assist children.  
  • Bend from knee and waist to talk to the children at their eye level (bend, stoop and squat).  
  • Establish and maintain effective communication with center staff and contracted drivers.  
  • Lift pre-school child weighing up to 50 pounds, in a safe and appropriate manner.  
  • Model standard language to enhance children’s understanding of words and increase their vocabulary.  
  • Observe children’s actions, hear children’s voices (verbalization) and engage children to achieve learning goals.  
  • Promote relationships of trust and respect to establish effective relationships with children, parents, coworkers and visitors.  
  • Valid Ohio Driver’s License with good driving record and daily access to private, insured vehicle during working hours. Cannot have more than four(4)points.  


  • Carry forth the Mission, Vision and Core Values of MVCDC, Inc.; support the quality management principles; and work toward agency and program  goals.  
  • Adhere to rules, laws and guidelines as defined in the MVCDC Policies and Procedures, ODJFS Regulations and the Head Start Performance Standards.  
  • Ensures the safety andwell-being of children being transported to and from the centers and on field trips.  
  • Collaborate with center staff, families and the Transportation Specialist to design efficient bus routes.  
  • Assist the Bus Monitor to ensure adult/child ratio is maintained at all times.  
  • Assist the Bus Monitor and teachers during arrival and departure at centers and assist children with boarding the bus safely.  
  • Keep accurate, current and legible mileage records on gas receipts.  
  • Ensure that children are escorted to and from the bus at time of arrival and departure at the center. A head count will be taken upon arrival and departure.  
  • Ensure that a picture ID is requested from any person who is unfamiliar to staff and has not previously recovered the child.  
  • Work with center staff to ensure that the names of those persons to whom a child may be released to be kept up to date, on the bus and in the center file.  
  • Ensure accurate recording of children’s attendance through transportation sign-in/out sheets during pick-up and drop-off as well as remain on the premises and assist the teacher with sign-in/out procedures during arrival and departure at centers.  
  • Conduct daily pre-trip and post-trip inspection checks and file appropriate form with Transportation Specialist.  
  • Assure that no child is ever left unsupervised on a bus.  
  • Assist Bus Monitor in completing accident reports.  
  • Assist the Bus Monitor in maintaining the interior of the bus in a clean and safe operating condition.  
  • Assist with ensuring adult interactions support children’s physical, social, cognitive and emotional development.  
  • Assist with promoting communication through two-way radios with center staff and dispatch to ensure that information is appropriatelyshared about children and families.  
  • Adhere to developmentally appropriate practices for the management of behavior of children during transportation.  
  • Adhere to emergency evacuation drills as well as support the Bus Monitor and center staff in fire/tornado drills.  
  • Attend and participate in all assigned training; implement new information to improve job performance.  
  • Adhere to agency confidentiality policy.  
  • Represent MVCDC in professional dress and manner to staff, parents, volunteers and the community.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned to assist in providing quality services for children and families.      

Key Skills and Personal Characteristics: 

  • Knowledge of day care rules and regulations.  
  • Knowledge of developmentally appropriate practices for young children.  
  • Problem solving and decision making skills.  
  • Ability to organize time and prioritize duties/tasks.  
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.  
  • Willingness to continue professional education and training.  
  • First Aid Certification; Child hood Communicable Illness Certificate; Child Abuse Training.  

Email Resumes to: jrhoades@mvcdc.org   



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