Anticipated Openings for Crossing Guards (2023-2024)
Company: Springfield Public Schools
Posted on: November 13, 2023
School Crossing Guards are mainly responsible for providing school
children with safe and protected access to and from their school.
They are tasked with communicating and enforcing the policies of
the Springfield Public Schools to all of those who are within the
vicinity and make sure children understand and follow the rules.
School Crossing Guards will attain their on the job training as
they perform their duties. However, they may have to undergo
further training in traffic laws and hand signals to direct traffic
flow. All School Crossing Guards should be able to interact with
children and pedestrians in a friendly manner and be able to react
quickly to potential dangers that can affect children. The minimum
age of a School Crossing Guard is 21.
- School Crossing Guards are primarily responsible for escorting
or directing children/pedestrians across streets and stopping
traffic as necessary. This responsibility extends to children
getting on and off of school buses who must cross streets.
- School Crossing Guards will control vehicular or pedestrian
traffic at street crossings.
- School Crossing Guards will communicate rules of safety
crossing practices to children they are responsible for.
- School Crossing Guards will learn the location and purpose of
street traffic signs within their assigned area.
- School Crossing Guards will monitor traffic flow to identify
safe gaps through which students/pedestrians may cross
- School Crossing Guards are to follow basic principles of
student safety at all times.
- School Crossing Guards are to establish good relationships with
the students, school staff and parents.
- School Crossing Guards are expected to work in conjunction with
school bus drivers to ensure children who must cross streets to
board a bus or cross after leaving the bus are safe.
- School Crossing Guards should possess active listening skills
and understand what children, parents and staff are attempting to
communicate to you. You must have the ability to convey information
- School Crossing Guards should possess problem solving skills
incorporating sensitivity along with speech clarity and
- School Crossing Guards should be able to follow general rules
when caring for children.
- School Crossing Guards should have knowledge of public safety
and security policies and procedures.
- School Crossing Guards should have the ability to assess the
needs of children and those around them. Having knowledge of child
behavior is imperative.
- School Crossing Guards have hours and a work schedule that are
determined on an annual basis.
- School Crossing Guards are employed on a part time, seasonal
basis and only work when school is in session.
- School Crossing Guards will refrain from the use of obscene or
- School Crossing Guards will only wear clothing that is
appropriate as outlined in the dress code expectations issued to
each employee at the start of employment or the school
- School Crossing Guards will conduct themselves in a
professional manner at all times.
- School Crossing Guards must be self-motivated and possess the
ability to work with minimum supervision.
- School Crossing Guards are required to work both morning and
- School Crossing Guards are required to be standing and visible
at their posts throughout the entire shift. Sitting in cars while
on duty is strictly prohibited.
- Use of tobacco products and electronic devices is strictly
- High School Diploma
- Associates Degree preferred
- Must be 21 years of age or older
- Must be City of Springfield resident
Reach out to Valerie Williams, the Senior Administrator of Talent
and Diversity Development at. She will be happy to answer any
questions that you have.
The Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate in employment
on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender
identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age,
disability or military service or marital status. The Springfield
Public Schools does not discriminate in admission to, access or
treatment in its programs and activities on the basis of race,
color, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, or sexual
orientation, disability or homelessness.
Title IX Notice of Nondiscrimination
Springfield Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of
sex in admission, administration of its educational programs or
activities or employment. Springfield Public Schools is required by
Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not
to discrimination on the basis of sex in admission, administration
of its educational programs or activities or employment. The Senior
Administrator of Human Resources, Kathleen OSullivan, Springfield
Public Schools, 1550 Main St. Springfield MA, 01103, 413-787-7100,
ext. 55428, has been designated as the employee responsible for
coordinating Springfield Public Schools efforts to comply with and
carry out its responsibilities under Title IX. Inquiries concerning
the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations at 34
C.F.R. Part 106 to Springfield Public Schools may be referred to
Kathleen OSullivan or to U.S. Department of Education, Office for
Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Ave., SW Washington, DC 20202-1100,
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