United Children's Services of Bennington County/ Bennington County Head Start- Early Head Start

Bus Monitor / Teacher Assistant (Early Childhood)

Reference ID : 56646
Location : Bennington, VT
Category : None
Job Type : Full Time



This position provides supervision and safety to children while on the bus and in the classroom. Under the direction of the Bus Driver or Teacher and the Education/Disabilities Manager, the Bus Monitor/ Floater helps to create and maintain an atmosphere in which children feel welcome, valued, comfortable and secure. The Bus Monitor/ Floater will help the program day-to-day operations run smoothly.



The Bus Monitor is responsible for assisting children to their seat so the monitor can secure the required 3-point harness in a timely manner. The monitor supervises children at all times they are on the bus and addresses any behavioral concerns with limited to no disruption for the bus driver. Bus monitors are encouraged to read books to the group, sing songs or find some quiet, creative way to keep them engaged during the route. The Bus Monitor will help tidy up the bus after each route by picking up any loose items on the floor and sweeping as needed. Additionally, the monitor will assist the driver with the pre- and post-checks of the brake lights and turn signals. Bus monitor assists with emergency evacuation drills as scheduled.


The Bus Monitor/ Floater cooperates with Management for a daily schedule of classrooms to be sure that day-to-day operations within the full day program are running smoothly. The Floater will work with each individual teaching team for direction and feedback to ensure that he/she is providing the most appropriate support to each classroom. The Bus Monitor/ Floater will supervise children's play activities, help children to participate in individual activities, small, and large group activities, help children with self-help/ toileting activities 


The Bus Monitor/ Floater will provide childcare for program events and parent experiences so that parents can be fully engaged in the program and meeting Head Start regulations. The Floater will be a childcare provider at least two shifts per year signing up when the schedule comes out at pre-service in September.


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent. 
  • Per OHS requirement, must hold a valid Child Development Associate (CDA) or Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education (AA), or be enrolled in a program leading to a CDA or AA within 2 years of employment start date.
  • Valid commercial driver's license with passenger endorsement or willing to get one.

Nice To Haves


Employee perks and benefits include:

  • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with Matching Contribution
  • Section 125 Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer Sponsored Life Insurance
  • Employer Sponsored Disability Income Benefits
  • Paid Leave
  • Relias On-Line Learning System Access
  • Employer Sponsored Training and Development (including CPR, CPI, Mental Health First Aid)
  • Emergency Loan and Leave Bank Programs
  • Professional License Fee Reimbursements
  • Applicant Referral Bonus
  • Award winning Worksite Wellness Program
  • Access to corporate discounts and company events

About Us

United Children's Services of Bennington County/ Bennington County Head Start- Early Head Start operates 5STAR sites in North Bennington, Bennington, and Pownal VT, and serving children ages 6 weeks- 5 years and their families with comprehensive early childhood education. Our programs make up the Early Childhood Services Division of our grantee agency, United Counseling Services.

We are proud to announce that UCS has been selected as the Best Place to Work and the Best Community Service Organization for the 2020 Readers Choice award!

An established leader and provider of health and human services in Southern Vermont, United Counseling Service provides nearly 3,000 people each year with a broad range of mental health, developmental and children's services along with early childhood education. Approximately 300 employees are making a positive difference at 16 facilities operating throughout Bennington County.

Our employees are creative, thoughtful, energetic, forward thinking and empowered. UCS is living its mission: Building a stronger community by empowering individuals to live healthy and meaningful lives. If you want to make a difference and help those who need it most, consider joining our team. UCS is a great place to work and a great place to get care.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Apply online, or contact us

Division of Human Resources

(802) 442-5491


Minimum Education : High School or Equivalent
Job Type : Full Time
Category : None
Minimum Experience : None
Location : Bennington, VT

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