Safety / Security Position - Highville Charter School
Position: Safety / Security Position
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Part Time Security Officer
Job Location: Highville Charter School
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Highville Charter School
New Haven, CT 06511
Telephone: 203-287-0528
Job Description:
Security Officer

Reports to:          Executive Director and/or Business Manager

Position Summary:   The Security Officer promotes attitudes of student responsibility and assists the professional staff with the safety of students and staff and the security of the facilities.

Qualifications:          The Security Officer shall hold a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Have three (3) years of experience as a security officer and show evidence of successful experience working with students.
  • Hold and maintain a valid driver’s license with no serious violations.
  • Have excellent integrity and demonstrate good moral character and initiative.
  • Exhibit a personality that demonstrates interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents and the community.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Security Officer shall:
  • Patrol and monitor hallways, stairwells, toilet facilities, outside facilities, and other public and unsupervised places of the school to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff and the security of the facility.
  • Ensure a smooth traffic flow of students through the hallways, assisting students with on-time arrival to class and to assigned locations.
  • Assist with supervision in the breakfast and lunch periods and with morning arrival and afternoon dismissal of students.
  • Remove disruptive students from classes when needed.
  • Assist the professional staff, police, and emergency personnel in handling emergencies or disruptive situations.
  • Encourage and ensure that students wear identification badges.
  • Assist visitors with directions and secure proper identification.
  • Challenge unauthorized visitors and escort them to exits.
  • Report any discipline infractions, unauthorized visitors, and acts of vandalism to the Principal.
  • Notify the building administration, police, and/or appropriate emergency personnel of any emergency, potentially dangerous, or unusual situations, following Policy and Regulations.
  • Immediately notify appropriate personnel of evidence of substance abuse, child abuse, child neglect, severe medical or social conditions, potential suicide or individuals appearing to be under the influence of alcohol, controlled substances, or anabolic steroids.
  • Assist the Social Worker, Truancy Officer, School Nurse or members of the Child Study Team with home visits as needed.
  • Assist the Behavior Management Specialist as needed.
  • Participate in appropriate in-service and workshop programs.
  • Promote student responsibility for behavior and attitude by serving as a role model and dressing and grooming professionally.
  • Display ethical and professional behavior in working with students, parents, school personnel, and outside agencies associated with the school.
  • Protect confidentiality of records and information about staff, and use discretion when sharing any such information within legal confines.
  • Adhere to federal statutes and regulations, Connecticut school law, construction codes, State Board of Education rules and regulations, Board of Education policies and procedures, and contractual obligations.
  • Perform any duties and responsibilities that are within the scope of employment, as assigned by their supervisor, and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.
To be considered for this position you must upload and send a cover letter, resume, Connecticut certification, transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation to:

Highville Charter School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Highville Charter School is committed to recruiting a diverse team of talented educators who are dedicated to developing each student’s individual, academic, social, and emotional capacities and growth within the classroom and beyond. Qualified candidates with a passion for urban education, a commitment to our Highville students, families and community, and who would like to be considered for current and future teaching opportunities within the district, are encouraged to apply.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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