Mead WA

Substitute Bus Assistant (35045405)

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Job Details

TitleSubstitute Bus Assistant
Posting ID35045405


Classified Vacancy



The job of supervision para educator is done for the purpose of ensuring student safety by supervising and facilitating activities. Responsibilities vary with individual assignment, but typically include student supervision and maintaining safety, behavior, decorum, and order. This position requires assisting with special transportation needs of preschool, elementary, and secondary students on the school bus ride to school and home from school.


Essential Functions

  • Follow and support building and department procedures
  • Encourage and model expected behavior
  • Anticipate problem behaviors in order to minimize and deescalate aggressive behavior of students who are acting out
  • Circulate within an assigned supervision area, as well as facilitate and direct activities in a positive way
  • Assist in maintaining safety, behavior, decorum, and order in common areas including, but not limited to, cafeteria, playground, corridors, study halls, gymnasium, auditorium, locker rooms, parking lots, crosswalks, detention rooms, and school busses
  • Work cooperatively and respectfully with all members of the school community
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and respect for diversity among all members of the school/department or district community
  • Keep documentation and maintain organized records on a daily basis
  • Participate in training courses in order to enhance skills
  • Perform basic computer skills such as word processing and email
  • Report to assigned duty areas promptly and reliably 
  • Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Provide first aid in case of illness and/or injury and report accidents to the building office
  • Perform other duties as directed by the supervisor                      

Minimum Qualifications


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Current first aid/CPR certification or willingness to obtain promptly

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated skill in communicating effectively with all staff, students, and as a team member, both verbally and in writing     
  • Ability to work with students in a warm and confident manner
  • Knowledge of student safety rules and procedures
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality


  • Must be physically capable of kneeling, bending, and standing and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs., if necessary.
  • May work outdoors in inclement weather.
  • May be required to patrol entire campus on foot, including climbing stairs.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Physical Demands:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


A person working in this position will exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally while carrying, pushing, and/or pulling to move objects. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unaided and may lift over 50 pounds with the assistance of another person and/or a lift assist. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit; some stooping, kneeling, and/or crouching; and significant fine finger dexterity. The job is performed under conditions with exposure to risk of injury and/or ordinary infectious diseases carried by students.



All applicants interested in this position, must apply for this posting through a link to our online applicant system found on the website at  Upload the required documents to your application.  Below is a list of required materials.  If you have questions regarding this process, you may contact Jan Verberne at the District Administration Building or email The application, along with all required documents must be complete.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.



1.   Your Resume

2.   Your current Letter of Interest, which speaks specifically to your abilities in the position for which you are applying

3.   Three (3) dated and current letters of recommendation (within the last 3 years)


Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be completed before employment commences. The successful candidate for this position must be fingerprinted. Employment is contingent upon clearance by the Washington State Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


Mead School District #354 is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, genetic information or veteran status. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX/RCW 28A.640 officer, Section 504 coordinator, and/or Affirmative Action officer.  Persons who may need some accommodation in the hiring process should contact the Human Services Office at (509) 465-6023.



Shift TypePart-Time
Salary RangePer Hour

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/11/2021

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