Safe School Coordinator Job Description
Safety and Security
810 Gillespie Street
Fayetteville, NC 28306
Safety & Security Director
CUMBERLAND COUNTY SCHOOLS
Division of Auxiliary Services
Safe Schools Coordinator
Academic background or related work experience and skills in an area related to youth development. Strong communication skills. The ability to perform the duties and responsibilities as described below.
Principal and Safety and Security Director
To promote a safe, orderly, and caring environment by planning and implementing programs designed to reduce school violence and to engage students in appropriate behaviors and activities that promote character and facilitate academic growth.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plans and implements programs and activities to reduce school violence.
- Promotes character education concepts and serves as a positive role model.
- Maintains high visibility throughout the building and grounds.
- Collaborates closely with the school resource officer (SRO).
- Coordinates program-related staff development for faculty and staff as indicated.
- Monitors student behavior and develops interventions for improvement.
- Makes classroom presentations on program-related topics in coordination with instructional staff.
- Communicates effectively with students, parents, administration, and staff.
- Involves parents and community as “on-site” advocates in the schools.
- Serves on the Student Services Team and the School Crisis Team.
- Assists the administrative staff with security concerns.
- Periodically participates in alternative and remediation programs, detention halls, and attendance academies.
- Attends scheduled Safe School Coordinators and School Resource Officers program meetings.
- Participates in professional growth opportunities.
- Completes monthly reports and other accountability reports (such as for grants) as assigned.
- Makes recommendations to school administration and staff utilizing needs assessment data and observations.
- Serves as team player and role model for other employees in the organization; demonstrates a commitment to continuous quality improvement; supports and exhibits organizational core values of caring, respect, integrity, responsibility, high expectations, being customer driven, and valuing diversity.
- Performs other duties and accepts responsibilities as assigned.
- Possess the visual acuity to work with data and figures, operate a computer, do extensive reading and prepare and present written and oral reports and statistical data.
- Must have finger dexterity and be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of kneeling, sitting, walking, stooping, reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, talking, seeing, hearing, and repetitive motion.
- Must be certified, or working toward certification, in CPI (Verbal De-escalation/therapeutic holds).
- Must be able to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) when requested, for purposes of driving a school bus.
- Must become familiar with and maintain the Rapid Responder Program.
- Good knowledge of school system and individual school crisis response and emergency plans.
- Good knowledge of conflict resolution, aggression management, crisis intervention and de-escalation strategies, student and staff self protection, crime prevention, bullying prevention, and drug and alcohol prevention.
- Assists schools in adopting the most successful strategies to train school staff to identify early warning signs and the most effective way to de-escalate potentially violent situations.
- Develop and present educational programs for school personnel, parents and students as a means of preventing violence in schools.
- Serves as a liaison to schools and community agencies, police, and emergency response personnel.
- Must have a working knowledge of current trends in gang activity.
- Must be able to work as a team player.