Morning and Afternoon Bus Matron (Part-Time)

LION Charter School

Full Job Description
About Leaders In Our Neighborhood Charter School:


Leaders In Our Neighborhood (LION) Charter School is the only K-12 college-preparatory school serving students and families in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx. Over 90% of our students graduate from high school, preparing them for college and for life.


LION Charter School’s mission is to develop the character of each student. We unite students, families, and teachers in helping each individual achieve their best academically, and in sports, the arts, and service to the community. We believe that passion for learning, self-discovery, leadership, and a social conscience are the foundation for success in college and fulfillment in life.


We maintain a student-centered culture. Our goal is to prepare students for college and beyond. We believe that to provide the best possible education for our young leaders, faculty and staff need to engage in a continuous growth process as well. Given our exceptional culture and results, working at our school is a unique and rewarding experience.


Basic Function: Assist school bus driver in ensuring the safety of students by supervising the students while the bus is in operation; assist student loading, unloading and seating arrangements as required; notify Deans or Manager of Operations of any behavioral issues. Bus Matron will board the school bus at the first stop and ride with the students until they arrive at school. Duration of work period is about 2 hours- morning responsibilities end around 8am and afternoon responsibilities end around 4pm.


Essential Responsibilities:

Maintains discipline on school bus; monitors and assists students while bus is in operation; maintains proper seating arrangements.
Ensures seat belts are being worn by all students riding the bus and assists elementary school children buckle and unbuckle seat belts.
Assists parents and school personnel with safe loading and unloading of students.
Coordinates seating with school personnel for students with prior behavioral issues.
Maintains current knowledge of Emergency Evacuation procedures; assists driver in emergency situations.
Maintains regular attendance and notifies Manager of Operations prior to any absences.
Boards the bus at the first stop on the morning route and arrives at school no later than 10 minutes before dismissal for the evening route.
Reports all injuries, disciplinary issues, and vandalism to Manager of Operations.
Check the bus thoroughly after each trip. Look under seats, behind seats and all other areas where view is obstructed to make sure all children have exited the bus and that their belongings are not left on the bus.
Distribute notes and information to parents as directed by Hyde staff.
Ensures no parents or other adults enter or get onto the bus.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Presents a positive character model for our students and parents.



Completion of the New York City Department of Education Office of Pupil Transportation School Bus Escort Basic Training Program.
ability to perform safety procedures
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to lift 30-50lbs.

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