Boston Public Schools

SPED Cab Monitor (SY22-23) (CABMONITOR-SY2223)

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TitleSPED Cab Monitor (SY22-23)

For school year 2022-23 we are offering the following bonus for bus monitors, AFSCME FNS workers, per diem substitutes paid at per diem rate, sub nurses, standby cab monitors:


Initial Hire Bonus: BPS shall pay an initial hiring bonus of $500 after the first 75 days worked for the district in one or more of the listed roles.
Regular Retention Bonus: BPS shall pay $250 for each 10 days worked through the end of SY 22-23.



Title: SPED Cab Monitor


Reports to: Assistant Manager for Special Education Monitors


Job Overview: SPED Cab Monitors are assigned to monitor and assist students with special needs while they are being transported to and from school. 



  • The Bus Monitors are responsible for implementing approved behavioral management strategies to ensure safe transportation of students to and from school.
  • A special education cab monitor is responsible for being at work on time every day, establishing positive relationships with students and parents. 
  • Assisting parents and school-based staff with safe loading and unloading of students; coordinate seating of students on the bus 
  • Communicating with paras, teachers, school leaders, and parents concerning relevant student background, medical considerations, and behavior plans as appropriate
  • Partnering with the bus driver to ensure that the correct students board the bus and are dropped off at the correct stops
  • Ensuring students’ seat belts and Child Restraint Systems are secured while riding the bus; assisting the bus driver with operating wheelchair clamps
  • Demonstrate ability to prevent, intervene, or de-escalate, disruptive or dangerous student behavior
  • Report all incidents/accidents and complete required reports as needed in writing
  • Attend general and need-specific training courses as directed
  • Capable of assessing situations in emergencies and quickly reacting with necessary measures for the protection and well-being of all students.
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions


  • Basic knowledge of school bus safety

Ability to:

  • Ability to operate a wide variety of safety equipment and adaptive equipment on buses, including wheelchairs, wheelchair lifts, Child Safety Restraint Systems, and other safety equipment, in a safe and effective manner
  • Move a wheelchair on and off the bus as needed

Qualifications - Required:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older 
  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Ability to enter/exit bus via steps repeatedly
  • Ability to lift 25-49 lbs

 Qualifications - Preferred:

  • Previous experience working in a school setting and or with school aged children is preferred
  • CPR/First Aid Certified
Shift TypeCentral Office
Salary Range1.0 FTE
LocationCentral Office - Transportation

Applications Accepted

Start Date07/01/2022
End Date06/30/2023