Job Status: Full-Time Regular (Seasonal 40 weeks per year)
Location: Head Start Centers (St. John, Belcourt, Dunseith)
Supervisor: Center Supervisor and Transportation Manager
Opening Date: August 5, 2022
Closing Date: August 19, 2022
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A bus driver/maintenance/janitor in the Turtle Mountain Head Start Program is responsible for the duties outlined below:
- To abide by the program’s standards of conduct, in accordance with Performance Standard 1304.52 (h) (1), which states:
- Head Start staff will respect and promote the unique identity of each child and family and refrain from stereotyping on the basis of gender, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, or disability.
- Head Start staff will follow program confidentiality policies concerning information about children, families, and other staff members.
- Head Start staff will see that no child is left alone or unsupervised while under their care.
- Head Start staff will use positive methods of child guidance and will not engage in corporal punishment, emotional or physical abuse, or humiliation. In addition, they will not employ methods of discipline that involve isolation, the use of food as a punishment or a reward, or the denial of basic needs.
- To participate in the county bus driver’s workshop and any other job related training that relates to this position.
- Must participate in the Head Start program’s random drug and alcohol testing system.
- To assist in the planning of the bus route
- To observe all traffic regulations and maintain a safe driving speed at all times, under all conditions, as well as maintain order and safety on all trips.
- Always have another adult accompany you on the bus route to manage the children’s behavior, assist with attendance, and check to make some that no child is left unattended on a bus.
- Never leave children unattended on a bus.
- Transport children on field trips as assigned by your supervisor.
- Use appropriate language and behavior when working with the children and their families. Treat children, families, and co-workers with respect.
- Be prompt and regular in transporting children, keep the bus clean and have it checked regularly for safe operation. Report needs for maintenance and repairs to the
- Transportation Manager.
- Drive the Head Start bus for authorized uses only.
- Always make sure someone is home before leaving a child in the afternoon. Return the child to the Head Start center if no one is home.
- Keep a daily log of mileage, number of children and other vehicle reports.
- Report any accidents to the Head Start office and law enforcement. Complete all necessary report forms.
- To practice good personal hygiene and be clean and neat at all times.
- To attend monthly staff meetings and any job related training that is scheduled locally or regionally.
- To be punctual and regular in attendance as well as to gain approval in advance from your supervisor for any planned absence.
- To be knowledgeable about the rules that governs the use of the time clock and to abide by these rules.
- To daily clean floors, empty garbage, and clean garbage cans.
- To daily clean and disinfect bathrooms, this includes sinks, water fountains, floors, and toilet bowls.
- Keep the grounds and center clean, attractive and free from hazards.
- To vacuum floors daily or more often if needed.
- Make all repairs promptly and report to the center supervisor and Facility Manager all repairs requiring professional maintenance assistance.
- Order janitorial supplies to insure a continuous supply on hand.
- To scrub kitchen floors daily.
- Maintain current CPR and First Aid certification.
- To accept other Head Start related duties as assigned by the Center Supervisor,
- Transportation Manager or Head Start Director.
- All other related duties assigned.
- Must pass a Department of Transportation physical examination prior to beginning employment and each fall before classes begin for the children. This examination must include screening for tuberculosis.
- Must have a valid North Dakota Driver’s License with CDL Certification to drive a school bus Class B or Class C with a Passenger Endorsement to drive a school bus and a clear driving record,
- Must be able to maintain and keep records regarding the care and use of the bus.
- Must be familiar with the North Dakota Truck and Bus Guide and adhere to its regulations.
- Must be able to work cooperatively with adults and children.
- Must participate in local and regional training as it relates to job duties.
- Must include a background check from Rolette County Sheriff’s Department, B.I.A. Law Enforcement, and Child Welfare.
- Must not have had a driving violation within the past three years.
- Must not have been convicted of a felony or been charged with sexual abuse.
- Must be able to do heavy lifting, shovel snow, make minor equipment and building repairs, do yard work and keep the facility safe and clean.
- Must have reliable transportation to and from work.
- Must grant permission to the Turtle Mountain Head Start Program and the Turtle
- Mountain Tribe to conduct an annual and random background checks.
- Preference given to former or current Head Start parents, (documentation of parental status must be attached to your application). In Accordance with Head Start
- Regulation 1304.52, current and former Head Start parents will be given preference for employment, which they are qualified for. In order to claim Head Start parent preference, documentation must be obtained from the Head Start office.
- Must consent to initial and random drug testing administered by the Turtle Mountain
- Band of Chippewa.
How to apply: (Submit completed application to):
Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa
P.O. Box 900
Belcourt, ND 58316
For more information please contact Elaine Nadeau, Lori Monette, or Jarvis Decoteau at 701-477-2600.
The Human Resource Staff will not be responsible for incomplete applications
Indian Preference Statement
Candidates for employment or career advances shall be hired, trained, and promoted without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or personal, political or religious beliefs. However, preference shall be given in hiring in the following order between equally qualified candidates who are:
- Enrolled Member Veteran (10 points to be given to enrolled member veterans in screening process as follow: (see definitions)
- Enrolled member
- Other Tribal Member veterans
- Other Tribal Members
Veterans and eligible spouses of deceased will receive special consideration for initial appointments for all positions being filled by the TMBCI. The intent of this policy is to promote and bring deserved services and benefits to our veterans for the personal sacrifices they have made. To be considered for a preferential treatment under this policy, candidate(s) must submit copies of verification documents to Personnel Office along with the employment application for eligibility determination purposes. An acceptable verification document is the discharge of transfer report form DD214.