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Requisition Number 21-1371
Post Date 11/24/2021
Title School Security - MI
City Detroit
State MI
Description School Security Officer
Hope of Detroit Academy High School
4444 35th St.
Detroit MI 48210

Hope of Detroit High School is a new building, constructed in 2016 in response to high enrollment and parent demand. We are proud to offer a K-12 program in our two buildings in southwest Detroit. The student body is predominantly Hispanic. We offer great exposure to art, music, physical education, health, and technology education, with a library, green space, gym, sports, and afterschool programs. Students are on a “high expectations” academic track. We provide extensive support to teachers through professional development and resources. We “build up” our teachers and our kids! Candidates must meet a high standard for professionalism, presentation (dress, speech), being a positive role model; and above all, put kids first since they are our clientele and the forefront of what we do.

SUMMARY

Responsible for monitoring the school property, helping to assure a safe, orderly environment, and notifying school leadership of any unusual occurrences. Responsible for assuring that all of the entrances and exits of the school are properly secured for the safety of the students and staff. In cooperation with the office staff, is responsible for greeting visitors and ensuring safety and security procedures are followed with respect to visitors.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

*Conduct regular walkthroughs inside and outside of the school.
*Identify unclean, unsafe or disorderly situations and resolve them, or elevate the concern to the leadership staff.
*Maintain regular records related to security incidents.
*Communicate with students and others in the school to de-escalate problem situations and avoid conflicts; if conflicts or fights do arise, intervene to resolve issues, restore order and avoid injuries or damage; call for police or other assistance as appropriate .
*Cooperate with law enforcement authorities as needed to make reports or investigate problem situations .
*Assist in conducting fire and tornado drills, evacuation plans, etc. May assist in emergency planning and emergency communications.
*Administer first aid.
*Other duties as assigned.
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS

*Proven ability to communicate effectively with others in difficult or confrontational situations; able to de-escalate conflict and resolve disputes. Prior training in dispute resolution, mediation, and/or appropriate procedures to restrain students would be helpful.
*Excellent interpersonal communication skills; able to maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and others throughout the school. Able to create a welcoming environment while also maintaining safety and security.
*Certification to perform first aid and CPR.
*Prior relevant work history, such as experience in security, law enforcement, or school discipline.
*Good basic business writing skills as acquired through a high school diploma or equivalent
*Physical/motor skills sufficient to allow the employee to move throughout the building quickly, make accurate observations of the environment, and to intervene if necessary in resolving conflicts.

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