Transportation Team

Georgetown, TX, USA

Job Type

Additional Responsibility

Do you enjoy working with children in a natural and nurturing environment? Eager to make a difference in a child’s life as well as gain skills and techniques that benefit your future? This position may be what you have been looking for!


  • Extensive training is provided.

  • Opportunities for professional development and learning.

  • Supportive administration and colleagues.

  • Privately owned childcare center.

  • Small class sizes.

Requirements

  • Infant CPR / First-Aid required - can be completed as part of training.

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent.

  • Full Background check / Fingerprinting.

  • Valid Texas Drivers License.

  • Clean driving record including no motor vehicle moving violations, reckless/careless driving offense, driving under the influence, or a suspended license.

  • Over the age of 23.

Experience

  • Childcare: 1 year (preferred)

  • Transportation experience (preferred)

Training

  • Infant CPR / First-Aid

  • Food handlers license

  • Transportation Training

Additional training as required by Wellspring

  • Whole Child Curriculum.

  • New Employee Orientation

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

  • Emergency Preparedness Plan

  • Overview of Minimum Standards

  • Operational Policies

  • Transportation Training

  • Positive Teaching & Discipline Standards

Qualifications

Physical

  • Able to observe, see, hear and respond to children’s needs, emergencies and conflicts that might occur in a classroom, on the playground, in bathrooms and common areas.

  • Able to lift 30 pounds from the floor to a waist high table multiple times during the day.

  • Able to reach a child 20-30 feet away within 30 seconds without danger to the staff person’s health.

  • Able to crouch to a child’s height, maintain eye-contact at the child’s level, sit on the floor, and stand tall enough to reach children on the highest piece of equipment.

Mental

  • Have a professional mindset.

  • Able to calmly handle the daily needs and expectations of children and parents.

  • Able to communicate openly and productively.

  • Able to navigate to and from various locations in the Georgetown/Austin area.

  • Handle the stress of transportation of children multiple times a day.

Professional

  • Able to abide by Texas Department of Family and Protective Services Minimum Standard requirements.

  • Able to abide by all policies and procedures set forth by Wellspring Preparatory Academy.

  • Able to teach and differentiate lessons to meet all children’s developmental needs.

Interpersonal

  • Possess leadership strength, a teamwork mindset, strong communication, networking skills, organization skills, and problem-solving ability.

  • Able to determine cognitive, social and physical needs of children and to communicate both in writing and verbally in the English language at a level that the parents and other staff are able to understand and respond.

  • Able to embrace teamwork and strive for excellence.

  • Able to be respectful and supportive of families at all levels.

  • Able to represent Wellspring Preparatory Academy in a professional manner both within the facility and in the community.

Job Functions/Responsibilities

Educational/Childcare

  • Handle student discipline in a positive manner following all guidelines.

  • Supervise children in care at all times.

  • Actively support other classrooms as the need arises.

  • Ensure the health and safety of all children in your assigned care and at Wellspring.

  • Ensure that all children’s everyday needs are met including diapering and basic toiletry needs.

  • Engage with all children in a positive and calm manner.

  • Follow daily schedules.

  • Model and encourage good social skills, communication and conflict resolution skills.

  • Assist children in both developing and keeping good hygiene habits.

  • Assist children in both developing and keeping good safety habits.

  • Follow hygienic guidelines for changing diapers/potty training.

  • Able to care for and attend to the needs of multiple children in different stages of development.

  • Encourage and assist in social/emotional growth in children.

  • Safely navigate transportation to and from locations.

  • Communicate to management as the need arises during transportation.

  • Communicate with schools in a professional manner when the need arises.

Management

  • Interact daily with parents; maintain open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement in the program and supporting the child’s family relationships.

  • Ensure that each student has transportation paperwork prior to boarding the bus.

  • Ensure that all students are safely buckled in prior to moving the bus.

  • Ensure that the vehicle is prepared to make the trip safely. (Tires, gas, lights, etc)

  • Responsible for making sure that all paperwork is in the vehicle prior to transportation.

  • Responsible for making sure that all children are off the bus safely and accounted for at destination.

  • Help ensure the school meets all requirements set by law.

  • Encourage shared decision-making.

  • Creation of a safe, respectful, and fair environment for students and other staff.

  • Team player.

  • Family recruitment.

  • Able to follow schedule and handbook guidelines.

  • Perform assigned closing and opening procedures.

  • Participate in performance reviews.

  • Attend all Wellspring meetings.

  • Regular and clear communication with Wellspring management.

Licensing

  • Facilitating and maintaining all licensing standards as assigned to you.

  • Calm and proper completion of all drills/inspections.

  • Responsible for following all transportation training guidelines.

  • Report any unsafe conditions.


Janitorial/Maintenance

  • Complete any and all janitorial duties as necessary.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the bus assigned is clean and safe for use.

  • Reporting any issues that require vehicle maintenance.

  • Responsible for ensuring the building has an overall peaceful and pleasant sound, smell, and sight.

  • Provide a clean and hygienic space for all children.

  • Report unsafe workplace issues.

  • Responsible for keeping landscape and outdoor areas clean and ready for use.

  • Responsible for keeping common areas clean, tidy, and safe for use.

Job Description

Mission Statement

At Wellspring Preparatory Academy, our mission is to provide loving, respectful care to all children in our program. We are dedicated to the social, emotional, and academic development of every child in our care.


Equal Employment Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at Wellspring Preparatory Academy will be made based on merit, qualifications, availability and ability. Wellspring Preparatory Academy does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical disability or any other characteristic protected by law.


Benefits

  • Paid Time Off / Paid Holidays

  • Professional Development Assistance

  • Referral bonuses

  • Paid Training

  • Stocked break room with drinks and snacks

  • Appreciation gift cards