School Security Officer
Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL) creates schools of excellence by developing highly effective teachers and transforming educational outcomes for students in the lowest performing schools. Our turnaround schools offer students and families the opportunity to be educated in a learning community with high expectations and resources for improved performance. AUSL currently manages 31 CPS neighborhood turnaround schools that are predominately located on the Westside and Southside of Chicago. All school staff at an AUSL turnaround schools are employees of CPS. The terms of the Board of Education/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 www.auslchicago.org.
Our turnaround schools are seeking experienced full-time School Security Officers that are professional with the ability to collaborate with fellow staff members to create a leaner-centered, friendly and safe school environment. These individuals must have a proven track record of articulating high expectations and promoting a shared vision and mission of excellence. AUSL views the role of a School Security Officer as an integral part of a larger support team staff responsible for developing a sense of shared ownership among school partners and creating strong ties with the community we serve. This position will be opened for a 38.6 week school year (203 days including 10 paid vacation days). Salary and compensation will be paid according to the Service Employee International Unions Local 73 collective bargaining agreement.
- Assist in developing a positive, orderly learning environment which engages students and maximizes on-task behavior
- Great verbal communication skills, time management and organization skills, and exceptional customer service
- Exercise good judgment when responding to safety and security violations and emergencies.
- Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times
- Develop positive rapport with school staff and students to contribute to working conditions conducive to building a professional learning community
- Create and follow protocols for the safe and orderly entry, exit and movement of students throughout the school grounds
- Monitor student behavior to make informed decisions and provide effective communication
- Prevent trespassing, vandalism, loitering or other acts that contribute to an unsafe or disorderly environment
- Participate in a mandatory summer professional development
- High school diploma (or G.E.D. equivalent)
- Safety and security experience in a Chicago Public School (preferred, but not required)
- Reside within the city of Chicago
- Successfully complete pre-employment drug and alcohol screening with background check
- Able to lift up to 20 pounds, and walk/stand to a significant degree (light work)
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, 125 S. Clark St., Chicago, Illinois 60603, 773-553-2688 (TTY-773-553-2699).