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Johnston Community School District Substitute Bus Associate in Johnston, Iowa

POSITION SUMMARY: To assist the bus driver(s) in providing safe and efficient transportation to all students for the district’s curricular and extracurricular programs.


  • Physical abilities to meet job requirements

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • Ability to relate to all children and adults

  • Strong collaboration and interpersonal skills

Successful completion of a criminal background check and physical capacity profile test will be required upon offer.


Personal Performance Criteria

  • Works well with others, maintaining positive and effective communication with school personnel and students

  • Contributes to creating a positive work environment

  • Demonstrates integrity and respects confidentiality

  • Arrives on time and works consistently until the end of his/her scheduled day

  • Takes advantage of professional growth opportunities related to his/her specific job

  • Works independently and with confidence

  • Demonstrates ability to grasp and adjust to new and changing situations

  • Demonstrates initiative and ability to work without close supervision

Professional Performance Criteria

  • Follows policy and procedures established in the Transportation Handbook regarding student interactions. Responsibilities/expectations in dealing with students would include:

  • Maintaining discipline when students are on the bus or in the loading areas

  • Reporting and documenting daily observations, routine care given, and physical/behavioral changes

  • Use of appropriate safety precautions and care in the transfer of all students

  • Exercise responsible leadership on out-of-district school trips

  • When transporting special education students, additional responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the use of lift equipment in the transfer of students in wheelchairs

  • Assisting with ambulatory students moving in and out of the bus

  • Securing of wheelchairs on the bus

  • Checking securing devices for defects

  • Communicating effectively with parents, CHC, group homes, and schools

  • Duties and responsibilities as requested by supervisor may vary from time to time

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Substitutes are called and used on an “as needed basis” with no guarantee of hours or days.

Non-discrimination Statement

It is the policy of the Johnston Community School District not to illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices.

There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact the Director of Human Resources, 6510 NW 62nd Avenue, Johnston, Iowa 50131, (515) 278-0470.


Salary Range $16.00 / Per Hour

Shift Type Substitute