Security Officer

Civitas Schools Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 4 weeks ago

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Civitas Education Partners (CEP) is seeking educators for the 19-20 school year and we are offering an Exceptional Work Experience for all staff members. With one purpose, 3 core values and 4 campuses, CEP is making a lasting impact on over 2,300 students in grades K-12.

CEP exists to provide equal access to opportunities that break the cycle of poverty by leading and supporting K-12 college preparatory schools. We are a school management organization that operates four campuses of Chicago International Charter School (CICS), CICS Ralph Ellison High School, CICS Northtown Academy High School, CICS Wrightwood Elementary School, and CICS ChicagoQuest High School. We aim to provide our teams and students with an exceptional experience rooted in high expectations for student achievement and civic responsibility.

Position Title: School Security Officer

Reports to: Dean of Students / School Director

Terms of Employment: 10 month, salary and benefits established by Civitas Education Partners

Position Summary:

Informed by the mission of the school, the Security Officer will be responsible for patrolling the school building and grounds, enforcing school rules, ensuring the safety of students, staff and visitors and preventing damage to school facilities. The Security Officer is expected to establish a rapport with students in order to provide an atmosphere that is safe and conducive to the proper functioning of the school; and to assist students or refer them to proper staff members for assistance with any problems. Work requires the exercise of independent judgment and is performed under the general supervision of the building School Director. Does related work as required.

School Security Officer will be responsible for:

  • Patrolling all areas of school buildings and grounds including halls, stairwells, rest rooms, courtyards, entrances and parking lots to prevent trespassing, loitering, and class cutting, and to protect persons and property, maintain order, and assure compliance with all rules and regulations;

  • Assisting students with problems and refers them to proper staff members;

  • Questioning unauthorized persons on or around school premises, advises as to school rules, and either directs visitors to the principal's office, or off school property;

  • Restraining persons engaged in disorderly conduct;

  • Reporting to the building administrators, any problems, incidents, and conditions affecting the security of the school buildings and grounds so that the building administration can contact the police if necessary;

  • Assisting police in calming disturbances if necessary;

  • Assisting when emergencies occur within the school building;

  • Watching for illegal drug use and accompanies school administrators on locker searches for illegal artifacts

  • Other duties as assigned.

This job description may be subject to revisions at any time when deemed necessary. If revisions occur, employee will receive a copy of the revised job description immediately.

Job Qualification:

A high school diploma is required; minimum of two years working in an urban school setting.

Key Competencies:

Good knowledge of laws, rules and regulations applicable to school management and necessary for promoting and maintaining proper conduct, and ensuring the safety of students, staff and visitors; good knowledge of crisis intervention and conflict resolution techniques; ability to identify illegal drugs and detect signs of use; ability to defuse potentially dangerous situations; ability to follow directions; ability to develop a rapport with students; ability to explain rules and regulations in a way that will be understood and obeyed; tact; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Salary and Benefits

Civitas Education Partners provides a highly competitive salary and benefits package. We are also committed to supporting professional growth and membership in local, state and national educational organizations.


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