School Security Officer (School Security Personnel)

Chicago Public Schools Chicago, IL
Purpose of the Position: Security Officers are responsible for the overall safety and security of the school. The security team plays a critical role in the school's culture and climate. A calm, structured, and positive learning environment is top priority for the Security Supervisor and the security team. The security team is actively involved in the progressive discipline system and provides the first line of defense to defuse and de-escalate student misconduct and/or serious incidents. Security personnel actively engage in teaching students the social skills necessary to be successful in the classroom and school community.

Principal Accountabilities & General Responsibilities:

* Fulfill duties associated with the post assigned as part of the school's comprehensive security plan; maintain an orderly post and remain at the post at all times unless otherwise directed by a supervisor

* Actively respond to incidents, fights or other issues in the school that threaten the safety of students, staff, and/or guests

* Fulfill duties assigned related to Hall Sweeps

* Report unusual activity or suspicions of safety issues to the Security Supervisor or administration in a timely fashion.

* Complete proper documentation related to incident reports and misconduct reports

* Produce and deliver reports to show progress against key metrics

* Assist with the organization and distribution of student lockers and locker searches

* Monitor school grounds and school entrances to ensure only authorized personnel and authorized visitors access the school ; if assigned to the main entrance, ensure all guests follow visitor protocol and triage visitor requests

* Actively participate in professional development training to ensure ongoing growth and to advance skills

* As assigned, monitor the student entry and dismissal process to ensure safety

* Build positive and professional relationships with students and leverage those relationships to establish and maintain productive and safe learning environments and common areas of the building

* Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times

* Lead efforts to de-escalate inappropriate student behaviors and assist students with maximizing their time on task in classrooms

Key Performance Indicators

* Meeting school's expectation for school-wide average attendance

* Meeting school's expectation for reduction in serious misconducts

* Stakeholder perception of warm and safe school climate and culture

* Adherence to CPS Office of Safety and Security Accountability Standards

Qualifications/Skills:

* High school diploma or GED required

* A minimum of 2-3 years of highly successful related experience

* Knowledge of the CPS Student Code of Conduct

* Knowledge of basic methods of providing site security and safety

* Experience with CPS technology systems utilized for school business processes (i.e. Verify Door Swipe Module)

* Ability to work with adolescents in maintaining a positive and safe school culture

* Ability to follow written and oral instructions

* Proficient with teamwork and collaborating with colleagues and administration

* Exhibit passion and the ability to thrive amidst change and challenging conditions while maintaining a positive outlook and forward looking perspective

* Possess an attuned appreciation for cultural awareness and competency and a staunch commitment to continuously develop insight and proficiencies related to such matters

* Takes personal responsibility for mistakes and learns from them, while consistently following up with analysis and corrective action

* Demonstrated ability to keep up with fast paced environments and to multi-task

* Sound judgment and ethical practice

* Commitment to social justice and restorative justice practices

* Strong oral communication skills, human relations and interpersonal skills

* Impeccable attendance and punctuality

* Successful completion of CPS Security Training and a Passing Score on the CPS Security Skills Assessment is required

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