Security Guard

Posted 4 years ago
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Non-Instructional Support


The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) is a nonprofit school management organization operating in partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  AUSL currently manages 31 turnaround and teacher training schools.  When a school is turned around, students return to renovated facilities, a new curriculum, new leadership and staff and an entirely new culture of success by leveraging AUSL's turnaround school framework and specialized teacher training and residency program. All school staff at AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/ the Chicago Teachers Union collective bargaining agreement shall apply unless waived in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement or in accordance with State law.  For more information about our schools, visit   


Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time School Security Officers who are professional and poised in their work and use sound judgment in evaluating situations. 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.


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 support 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


* 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 * Reside within the city of Chicago * May not be in debt to the city of Chicago * Successfully pass pre-employment drug and alcohol screening and background check * Mastery in the skill of multi-tasking several high priorities simultaneously


In order to be considered for a position or an interview, applicants must:

•         Permit one or more interviews by a school leaders/selection committee


Legal Statement (Title IX): It is the policy of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability or sex. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the regulations promulgated thereunder concerning sex discrimination should be referred to the Title IX Officer, Chicago Public Schools, 42 W. Madison St., Chicago, Illinois 60602, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).

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Academy for Urban School Leadership

3400 N Austin Ave , Chicago, IL 60634

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Academy for Urban School Leadership

3400 N Austin Ave , Chicago, IL 60634