Bus Driver

  • Glennville, GA 30427, USA
  • Full-time
  • Schedule: Seasonal Full Time Hourly
  • Pay Grade with starting rate: H10 (starting hourly rate $12.80)
  • Department: Early Childhood and Family Services
  • State: Georgia
  • Location_ID: GA08

Company Description

Telamon is an eleven-state, non-profit corporation headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina serving communities for 55 years. Telamon's mission is to provide educational services that lead to better jobs, better lives, and better communities.  Telamon provides programs and services in three areas, Early Childhood and Family Support, Workforce Career Services, and Housing & Financial Empowerment. 

Job Description


Ensures the health, safety and welfare of the children, staff and volunteers during bus transportation to and from the center and on field trips. Supports the extension of classroom learning environments on the bus.


1. Drives a bus and possibly other vehicles.

2. Ensures children are safely transported on the bus by checking seat belts, ensuring car seats are appropriately installed and monitor that children stay seated.

3. Checks the bus to make sure all children have exited following each route.

4. Ensures that children are released only to a parent or designated person, in accordance with release policy.

5. Assist the Bus Monitors in maintaining a positive social environment that supports the extension of classroom learning environments on the bus.

6. The person in this position must have the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

7. Protects the safety of children by implementing active supervision techniques to ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised at any time.

8. Follows all state, federal and corporate regulations and rules including, but not limited to, limiting the number of riders to the legal capacity of the vehicle,ensuring an appropriate staff/child ratio on the vehicle and ensuring children are in car seats.

9. Assists in establishing and maintaining bus routes, deviating only in emergency situations.

10. Maintains accurate vehicle attendance records and other required paperwork.

11. Cleans the interior and exterior of vehicles.

12. Ensures emergency supplies, safety and other equipment are maintained and properly stored and mounted.

13. Ensures the bus is operating correctly including, but not limited to, checking the vehicle communication system, conducting pre-and post-trip inspections and following vehicle maintenance schedules.

14. Communicates in a positive manner with staff, parents and children.

15. Bus Drivers escort children to/from their classroom and convey any messages between parents and the teacher, as well as any incidents on the bus.

16. Bus Drivers need to collaborate with the Bus Monitor and classroom staff to teach children safe riding practices and safety procedures on and off the bus. Conducts regular bus evacuation drills.

17. Participates in staff meetings, committees and training sessions.

18. Perform all other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

19. Works in cooperation with supervisor to develop and document progress on professional development plan. Actively engages in professional development activities to increase qualifications in accordance with Corporation’s Core Values.

20. May perform lawn maintenance or minor facility maintenance/repairs.


This position has no direct supervisory duties but is expected to train or explain work procedures to others.



Education/Licensing and Experience Requirements:

•No formal education is required but must be able to follow standard practices and instructions, keep routine records and communicate with staff, parents and children.

•High school diploma or G.E.D. is recommended.

•Valid CDL license is required, including ability to pass CDL physical.

•Must be able to get certification for CPR and First Aid after hire and recertify as required.

•Must have seven years of driving experience.

•Prior experience driving a bus is preferred.

•Clean driving record.

Additional Information

Essential Functions and Working Conditions:

•Bus Drivers should have knowledge about federal, state, and local transportation requirements.

•Knowledge of the geographic locale and, whenever possible, the language spoken by the families served.

•Ability to problem solve and provide leadership whenever an emergency situation occurs.

•Reaction Time—The ability to quickly respond to a signal when it appears.

•Response Orientation—The ability to choose quickly between two or more movements in response to two or more different signals. It includes the speed with which the correct response is started with the hand, foot, or other body part.

•Selective Attention—The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.

•Peripheral Vision —The ability to see objects or movement of objects to one's side when the eyes are looking ahead.

•Spatial Orientation —The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you.

•Work is performed mostly sitting inside the bus.

•Sitting for long periods, walking, stooping, squatting, lifting (up to 30lbs), carrying, pushing and climbing.

•Riding in a bus for prolong periods of time with noise and vibration.

•Frequent exposure to adverse weather conditions.

•Exposure to blood, other bodily fluids, cleaning chemicals and dirt.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.