Bus Driver -Mountain Home

Posted: 08/30/2021

Friends of Children and Families, Inc. is dedicated to serving families and their children by providing quality, comprehensive, family-centered early childhood services and we are always looking for bright, compassionate and dedicated individuals to join our team.

We currently have the following position open:

  • Bus Driver - Mountain Home   $14.12 to $14.45 per hour (DOE)
Job Summary
Provides and ensures safe and efficient transportation of children to and from Friends of Children and Families (FOCAF) Head Start schools; performs related work as required.
Essential Functions
  • Performs pre & post trip inspections of bus.
  • Safely transports children between pickup/drop off points and school and reports delays or accidents.
  • Conducts or assists in conducting emergency evacuation practice monthly with all children.
  • Creates route directional and updates as needed throughout the school year.
  • Submits documentation for program, state and federal requirements.
  • Follows appropriate procedures if parents are not at stop at time of child’s scheduled drop off.
  • Ability to understand children’s needs and be able to meet them.
  • Partner with assistant teacher/ bus monitors to provide positive and safe experiences for children being transported. 
  • Actively participates in staff meetings, team to problem solve, reinforce teaming concepts, and implement program goals.
Effectively and appropriately respond and communicate with parents, volunteers, bus drivers, and co-workers on a variety of different topics.
  • Keeps immediate supervisor, and program leadership fully and accurately informed of all work-related situations.
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops, trainings, reviews audio-visual materials, and publications to remain up to date with policies and practices.
  • Demonstrates commitment for professional development and continuous growth by actively seeking out and participating in training opportunities.
  • Engages with supervisor and co-workers on constructive and timely feedback, accepting feedback as a growth opportunity, and is open to continuous improvement for oneself and the organization.
Additional Functions
  • Complies with all safety policies, practices, and procedures. Reports all unsafe activities to a member of leadership.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Department of Transportation regulations pertaining to safe operation of school bus.
  • Works irregular hours if required; gaps between routes.
  • Washes bus inside and out when needed, sweeps, cleans, and sanitizes bus after completion of each route.
  • Prioritizes and adjusts to the changing demands of the position.
  • Handles and adapts to stressful situations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Must be 21 years of age per DOT Regulation # 391.11(B)(1).
  • Possession of a current Commercial Driver’s License issued by the State of Idaho with passenger and school bus endorsements and a clean driving record.
  • Graduation from high school (diploma) or possession of a GED.
  • Must pass an enhanced criminal background check that meets required state, federal, and FOCAF Head Start standards.
Must pass a DOT physical exam and TB test.
  • Must pass a drug test and submit to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
  • Complete training and maintain Boise City Child Care Worker License as needed; and certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Must register on the FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse.
Friends of Children and Families is a non-profit organization serving Ada and Elmore Counties specializing in services to preschool children and their families.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer