School Safety Officer

Employer
New London Public Schools-1
Location
New London, CT, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Category
Support Staff, Safety / Security
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JobID: 2372
  • Position Type:
    Support Staff/ School Safety Officer

  • Date Posted:
    1/14/2022

  • Location:
    New London High School Multi Magnet Campus

  • Date Available:
    ASAP

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

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    TITLE: School Safety Officer

    REPORTS TO: Principal or his/her designee

    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 10-month position, 25-hour work week, 3 pm - 8pm.

    PRIMARY FUNCTION:
    To foster positive relationships between youth and school administrators/personnel. The position acts as a visible, active, enforcement officer in the school dealing with security matters inside and outside the school building.

    TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • Maintains safety and security of school buildings, grounds and facilities
    • Patrols campus perimeter, lunch areas, hallways, classrooms, locker rooms, rest rooms, gates, parking lots and bus stops; maintain order and security of facility; report unusual activities or unauthorized persons
    • Assist visitors to facilities, approaches visitors and suspicious or unauthorized individuals and determine reasons for being on school grounds; detain or report individuals suspected or guilty of illegal or prohibited activity according to established procedures
    • Enforce school rules, regulations and policies for the safety and security of students, staff, cars and property. Enforce appropriate restrictions and regulations
    • Maintains records of contacts and activities
    • Reports incidents and observations to appropriate school or law enforcement authorities. Works cooperatively with law enforcement agencies on violation of school policies, local, state and federal laws
    • Observe and report student behavior to assure compliance with school rules; determine need for referrals according to guidelines
    • Operate a communication device, i.e. radio, as designed
    • Reports to administrator any building conditions or practices that interfere with security maintenance in the building or on the grounds
    • Acts as liaison between students including utilizing de-escalation strategies when appropriate
    • Attend staff and other meetings or in-service as assigned
    • Able to meet the physical demands to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
    • Performs such other related tasks as the principal may from time to time assign

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Experience with diverse student populations
    • Current driver's license, CPR & First Aid Certified
    • Ability to interact in an appropriate and professional manner with students, the general public, and staff

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Civil Service or Law Enforcement experience
    • Associate degree in Criminal Justice, Social Services or related field
    • Bilingual or multilingual highly desirable

    PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: Annually by the Principal or his/her designee

    SALARY: $18.62/hour

    New London Public School District is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
    Candidates from diverse racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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