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Security Officer at Propel Montour Middle/High School

Propel Schools
McKees Rocks, PA, United States

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Job Summary:

The Security Officer is an integral part of the student support system at Propel Schools. Working with the Leadership Team, the Security Officer will ensure scholar and staff safety within our buildings. This position assists the administrative staff with enforcing policies and procedures for safe and orderly schools at the building level.

Key Job Elements:
  • Patrols and monitors assigned areas of the school buildings, grounds and parking lots to deter, detect, report and stop violations of the law and/or school board policies.
  • Detects, investigates and reports unauthorized or suspicious persons, vehicles and activities.
  • Assists administrators and staff in crisis and emergency situations.
  • Supervises and directs pupil movement.
  • Notifies the administrative staff, police, fire department, or other appropriate authorities of security or emergency situations.
  • Operates metal detectors and conducts searches when directed to do so.
  • Investigates scholar violations of school board policies and prepares reports of the results.
  • Works with school administrators and law enforcement officials in handling serious scholar offenses and law violations.
  • Testifies in court and at School Board Disciplinary Review Committee hearings as required.
  • Assists with fire drills and other emergency building evacuations.
  • Attends and successfully completes all staff development training as required by state law or directed by the Administration.
  • Models non-discriminatory practices in all activities.
  • Supports additional events and/or Afterschool activities when assigned.
  • Complies with all other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or Director of Operations.
Qualifications & Skills:

  • Act 235 or Act 120
  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Verifiable work history.
  • Ability to work with youth and adults in the school setting.
  • TB Test
  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance
  • Act 114 FBI Clearance
  • Act 151 Child Abuse Clearance
  • Act 168 Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure
  • Act 24 Arrest and Conviction Disclosure
  • Dress Code: Propel issued long sleeve or polo shirt. Khaki, Navy or grey slacks, tactical or cargo pants. Black or grey shoes with rubber sole.
Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other physical demands that may be required are as follows:
  • Walk or run for long periods of time.
  • Stand for long periods of time.
  • Be physically active for long periods without getting tired or out of breath.
  • Determine the distance between objects.
  • Use muscles to jump, sprint, or throw objects.
  • React quickly using hands, fingers, or feed.
  • Use muscles for extended periods without getting tired.
  • Keep or regain the body's balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
Salary and Benefits
  • Compensation: Propel provides a competitive salary for teachers. Based on relevant certification, our salary range for this role is $22.00/hr - $25.00/hr.
  • Relocation Allowance: A relocation allowance for new hires moving to the area from 60 miles away or further.
  • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision plan options at a low cost for individual employees and families.
  • Retirement: New hires participate in a 403(b); Propel contributes 5% automatically and matches up to 4%. This increases after 5 years.
  • Paid Leave: In addition to 2 paid Wellness Days annually, all teachers receive 5 sick days and 10 Personal Days
  • Tuition Assistance: Reimbursement of up to $3,000 annually upon completion of course and receipt of grades for coursework that meets our eligibility requirements.
  • Wellness Benefit: Reimbursement of $20 per month for wellness activities including Gym Memberships, health programs, etc. Additionally, staff have the ability to earn up to $300 for participation in a Wellness Program each year.
  • Professional Development: At Propel, we believe in supporting teacher growth and provide substantial school-based and network-wide professional development support for teachers, including an extensive onboarding process called Induction for new teachers with on-going annual support during the school year called Immersion. All teachers receive 11.5 network-wide Professional Development days annually in addition to school-specific Professional Development.
  • Leadership & Career Development: Leadership opportunities are extensive at Propel, both in and outside of the classroom. Staff have the opportunity to apply for Leadership Pathways as content, grade level or other school-based support roles which allow for experience in many different areas including Content, Wellness, Technology and more.
Essential Mindsets
  • Own It. Our teachers are instructional experts who hold high expectations for themselves and their scholars. We work hard, set goals, and take responsibility for our scholars learning.
  • Walk Through the Door. Our teachers are professional with their scholars, families, and colleagues. We show up on time with a positive mindset and never give up on what's possible for our scholars.
  • Look in the Mirror. Our teachers value feedback and work to continuously improve for our scholars. Our staff is accountable, dedicated and honest.
  • Treat Others the Way You Want to be Treated. Our teachers are culturally competent. In all interactions they are courteous, engaged and empathetic.
  • Do Your Part. Our teachers are relationship builders. We make connections with our scholars, our families, our colleagues and our community and realize that education is a team effort.

This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

Organizational Overview

Propel Schools is the largest network of public charter schools in Allegheny County consisting of 13 schools and approximately 4,000 scholars. Our mission is to provide high-quality schools to underserved communities. Each of our schools provide a rigorous academic environment and small class sizes where educators focus on providing each scholar with support and individualized attention. With one of the top starting teacher salaries in Allegheny County, a customizable benefits package and extraordinary career and professional development opportunities, Propel Schools is one of the area's premier education organizations.


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