The Children's Home Society of New Jersey - Toms R Part-Time Bilingual (English/Spanish) Bus Monitor in Trenton, New Jersey

The Bilingual Bus Monitor will supervise children on their bus route, additionally, as a "good will" ambassador for CHSofNJ Head Start Program; the Bus Monitor greets parents and children during a bus route. Bus Monitor must be aware of and follow Federal regulations and agency protocols while maintaining a positive attitude and a focus on safety and comfortable riding environment.

Schedule: 25 Hours per Week - 43 Weeks Per School Calendar Year

07:30AM – 9:30AM and 02:30PM – 05:30PM

Salary: $10.00 Per Hour

Bilingual (English/Spanish - Written and Spoken) Required

  • Understand safety procedures for children boarding and exiting the vehicle

  • Trained in the appropriate installation and use of Child Safety Restraint Systems (CSRS)

  • Safety procedures for the emergency evacuation of a vehicle

  • Knowledge of Agency procedures for child pick-up and release

  • Assist the Bus Driver with a pre- and post-trip vehicle check

  • Trained in emergency response procedures

  • Operation and maintenance of special equipment on the bus

  • Bus Monitors interact with children throughout their time on the bus. It is through close observation and communication that children are provided with a positive experience and have safe riding practices reinforced while riding the bus.

  • Bus Monitors need to collaborate with the Bus Driver in teaching children the correct safety procedures for boarding and exiting a bus as well as the danger zones around the vehicle.

  • Bus Monitors are highly encouraged to lead children in singing, telling stories, playing visual games, or doing quiet activities throughout a bus route. By working with teachers, Bus Monitors can extend and reinforce classroom learning.

  • Bus Monitors participate in professional development along with regular Head Start staff to improve their job skills.

High School Diploma or GED

Experience Requirements: Prior experience working with preschool aged children

Bilingual English/Spanish Required