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Company: New Haven Ecology Project Inc
Location: New Haven
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:

Common Ground is Seeking a Campus Safety and Security OfficerIMMEDIATE VACANCYAbout Common Ground High School Common Ground High School is the nation's longest-running environmental charter high school, founded in 1997. Our 225 students form an inclusive, powerful community of learners and leaders. These students benefit from a unique learning environment: an urban farm and 20-acre site, home to state of the art school facilities, adjacent to West Rock Ridge State Park, and located in the City of New Haven. We strive to create a learning environment grounded in foundational building blocks: rigor, responsive relationships, relevance that's rooted in the local community and environment, and real roles & rights. Common Ground's graduation rate consistently surpasses the state average, and between 97 and 100% of our students are accepted to college each year.Common Ground High School is part of a community nonprofit organization that also operates an urban farm and community environmental education center. As a whole, Common Ground is a center for learning and leadership, inviting people across ages and identities to connect to their urban environment, build community, grow into their full potential, and contribute to a just and sustainable world. We work toward this mission through active, authentic learning rooted in justice and our environment: a farm, in a forest, in a city.About the PositionWe are seeking a dynamic, passionate, effective Safety and Security Officer. Common Ground offers full time employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision and life insurance. This position is represented by our Collective Bargaining Agreement with UAW local 2110. Salary for this position is on Scale I. Placement on that salary scale will take prior, relevant work experience in consideration.Responsibilities: The Security Officer supports, and works closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing a quality instructional program to continuously improve student achievement. The Security Officer will:Patrol and monitor campus to maintain student safety, order and security; Unlock doors and other entry points; Respond to disturbances, behavior problems and related situations; Search backpacks, vehicles and lockers for alcohol, weapons, drugs and drug paraphernalia as directed by an administrator and according to established procedures and policies. Monitor break areas, hallways, restrooms, cafeteria, and parking lots; Escort students to the office, a designated safe area, or bus stop for disciplinary action as directed; Write referrals according to established guidelines and site practices; Report unusual activities or unauthorized persons on campus to appropriate school staff;Assist in the investigation of incidents or illegal activities; Cooperate with law enforcement personnel as necessary;Monitor unattended classrooms during the temporary absence of a certificated teacher or administrator;Cover designated Independent Study and In-School Suspension rooms when needed;Perform related duties as assigned; Maintain punctual and consistent attendance. QualificationsCandidates are required to have fulfilled Connecticut security guard requirementsMust possess excellent communication skills, computer skills, a driver's license, and a sincere interest in the well-being of children and adultsMust be willing to work in a busy school environment and willing to maintain a flexible schedule, including some nights and weekends during school eventsBe able to comfortably and diplomatically with the culture team to enforce School policy and procedures including taking a restorative approach to security and disciplineBe proficient with computers and be able to use Microsoft Word, and select office equipment such as fax machines, copiers, printers, etcHave a positive attitude and be able to work independently, as well as be part of a team oriented communityBe confident and competent in working with the general publicPossess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to support the educational environment including students, parents, and staff from all levels of the organizationMaintain the ability to provide coverage for shifts with short notice, and work over-time on nights, weekends, and holidays from time to timeBe able to work in a fast paced environment and the ability to prioritize important tasksBe able to maintain strict confidentiality of students' rights under FERPAPlease send cover letter and resume to:applications@commongroundct.orgPlease specify the job you are applying for in the subject line of your email.Equal Opportunity Employer Common Ground is particularly eager for candidates who can help us to fulfill our commitment to building a racially and culturally diverse faculty and staff. Common Ground has a commitment to examining the intersection of social, environmental, and food justice issues; how systems of oppression, including white privilege, impact the organization's work; and how resistance to those systems can offer windows into a more sustainable society. Common Ground is committed to the recruitment and retention of staff that is reflective of the communities we work with. We strongly encourage applicants from people of color, immigrants, women, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, people whose native language is something other than English, and other underrepresented and historically marginalized groups. It has been the policy and will continue to be the strong commitment of the Common Ground and all contractors and subcontractors who do business with Common Ground to provide equal opportunities in employment to all qualified persons solely on the basis of job-related skills, ability and merit. Common Ground will continue to take Affirmative Action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, mental disorder (present or past history thereof) age, physical disability (but not limited to blindness), marital status, intellectual disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and criminal record. Such action includes, but is not limited to, employment, promotion, demotion or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, professional development, attendance at conferences or other opportunities for advancement. Common Ground, its contractors and subcontractors will continue to make good faith efforts to comply with all federal and state laws and policies which speak to equal employment opportunity. The principles of Affirmative Action are addressed in the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments of the United States Constitution, Civil Rights Act of 1866, 1870, 1871, Equal Pay Act of 1963, Title VI and VII of the 1964 United States Civil Rights Act, Presidential Executive Order 11246, amended by 11375, (Non-discrimination under federal contracts)PId98e105a6c47-25660-33781289

Keywords: New Haven Ecology Project Inc, New Haven , CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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