Jan 13, 2024

Campus Safety Monitor

  • TrulyHired
  • Framingham, MA, USA
Full-time School Support

Job Description

FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Framingham High School

TITLE:

Campus Safety Monitor

2023-2024 School Year

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Campus Safety Monitor is responsible for the general safety of the building and the students, staff, and visitors in alignment with the Framingham Public Schools Code of Character, Conduct, and Support. The Campus Safety Monitor is responsible for monitoring hallways, restrooms and exterior areas of the campus, redirecting students and visitors to assigned locations,checking the validity of individuals credentials and students passes,and supporting the safe operation of the building. The Campus Safety Monitor supports Framingham Public Schools' high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.

OUR MISSION:

Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. Our mission statement guides our work: Through a comprehensive education, we aim to create and empower free-thinking, responsible citizens who can participate equally in our rich and diverse community. FPS and the community stand united in our core values: Providing a safe, inclusive, culturally responsive teaching and learning environment; Engaging antiracist and responsible civic advocates; Respecting diversity of thoughts, learners, culture, and community; Fostering learning and healthy growth of all students and staff; Ensuring every school will be an active, participatory, equitable community.

Diversity among teachers undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing, and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.

Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives, and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued, and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.

Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from persons with disabilities and who identify as BIPOC.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATIONS:

Bachelor's Degree is preferred.

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

Experience working with adolescents and young adults as a coach or mentor and/or a background in criminal justice, sociology, or security-related field is preferred.

Experience and training in de-escalation strategy and/or restorative justice is desirable.

Work is performed under general supervision in accordance with standard procedure and prior instructions; exercises independent judgment to handle emergency situations. Safety professionals will be expected to respond to situations, de-escalate, and then call for administrative support. This professional will complete district determined trainings in de-escalation, response to crisis, and other relevant content areas.

Framingham Public Schools seeks candidates whose background, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of education. Also, we are interested in candidates who will bring to their professional practice the perspective that comes from a non-traditional educational background or an understanding of the experiences of those underrepresented in the educational field.

SKILLS AND ABILITY:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form; to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups including staff, parents and the general public; to use reasoning ability to evaluate information and determine/recommend an appropriate course of action; to define problems, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community; to work independently, prioritize tasks and manage several projects simultaneously; to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements, state and federal laws, and Framingham Public Schools policies; to work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner that bears to witness to cultural proficiency; to maintain appropriate confidential records; to react professionally and objectively to unpredictable situations (e.g. environmental changes, behavior/aggression, seizure activity, etc.); to operate and/or acquire skills to operate a computer and related software including but not limited to Google.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.
  • To write accurate, clear, and concise documentation when requested:
    • Incident Reports
    • Accident Reports
    • Daily Incident Logs
    • Fire Reports
  • Effectively handle undesirable persons without undue interruption of the orderly flow of the school operations. Follow proper trespass procedures when necessary.
  • Ensure that FPS Standard Operating Procedures are followed.
  • Monitor, understand, and have working knowledge of the fire alarm system.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with other departments, outside agencies, and Administration.
  • Monitor hallways and building spaces via walks of the school building, public areas, work areas, storage rooms, and outside perimeter to identify and address health and safety concerns.
  • Document problems, discrepancies, and unusual activities and observations in the Daily Incident Log and/or incident report and report to the appropriate administrator; take immediate action when necessary.
  • Monitor pedestrian traffic entering and exiting the building through all entrances.
  • Assist with shipping & receiving duties when necessary.
  • Report and document safety hazards and improper lighting conditions and report all findings to the Building Administration and the Director of Safety and Security.
  • Use proper two-way & telephone procedures, etiquette during all transmissions in accordance with FPS guidelines and walkie protocols.
  • Report security breaches to the Building Administration and the Director of Safety and Security.
  • Assist in energy conservation when possible.
  • Assist the Building Administration and the Director of Safety and Security during disasters or in the event of emergencies.
    • Know, understand and follow Emergency Response Plan.
  • Maintain First Responder certifications and perform when necessary. Assist with on-site medical emergencies. If chosen candidate does not have certification, there is an opportunity to take the course through Framingham Public Schools.
  • Perform job requests assigned by the Building Administration and the Director of Safety and Security in safety and security-related matters.
  • Perform basic functions related to the Security Office as:
    • Monitoring CCTVs and the radio
    • Monitoring Life Safety System & duress - contact alarm panels
    • Dispatching safety / security officers to appropriate locations in order of priority
    • Maintaining control and distribution of visitor badges
  • Other duties as assigned by Building Administrator or their designee
PHYSICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to move about and is required to traverse throughout the school building. The employee must also often remain in a stationary position for considerable periods of time. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is expected to lift at least 30 lbs. The employee must frequently use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and use hand strength to grasp tools. Occasionally s/he operates a computer and other office productivity machinery. The employee must be able to communicate effectively with students, parents, and other staff members in person and on the telephone. On rare occasions, it may be necessary to move quickly across even or uneven surfaces. The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee may be exposed to volatile and assaultive behavior. The employee interacts with students, parents, and other staff members. The employee is directly responsible for the safety, well-being, and work output of students.

REPORTS TO:

Building Principal and/or their designee.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

None.

FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) CLASSIFICATION:

This position is classified as Non-exempt

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Covered under Framingham School Committee Policy.

Employees work one additional week after the close of school and one additional week before the opening of school.

Working Hours: 6:45 am to 2:15 pm (30 min unpaid lunch) or 7:15 am to 2:45 pm (30 min unpaid lunch). Please note that the principal will assign candidates based on school need.

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Framingham Policies & Procedures Handbook

Framingham Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Framingham Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the District has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Framingham Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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