School Resource Officer

Amana Academy

About the organization

Amana Academy is seeking teachers with a sense of adventure and curiosity to work in a diverse, supportive and collaborative environment. Established in 2005, our demonstrated track record of empowering students to do more than they think possible has resulted in Amana being among the most well-regarded public charter schools in the state of Georgia.
We use the Harvard-based EL Education model as the foundation for our cross-curricular STEM program powered by design thinking. EL provides a holistic framework for measuring student success, placing as much emphasis on character development and quality craftsmanship as it does on academic achievement.

Duties

Patrols assigned areas and ensured safety of school campus, checks for unauthorized personnel; checks for visitor and employee badges
Works cooperatively with the local Police Department in relationship to campus security issues
Serves as a visible and active security presence on campus dealing with students who present challenges as these students may require supervision and direction to make positive choices to further their educational opportunities
Assists with monitoring student’s behavior on campus, in cafeterias, restrooms, parking lots and other open areas
Assists with controlling disturbances or acts of defiance and requests assistance from school administration when necessary
Assists the Administrative team with student disciplinary issues
Participates in risk identification and provides preventive options to the administrative team
Assists local law enforcement on crime prevention implementation
Serves as a member of the campus safety team assisting with emergency preparedness drills, maintaining an emergency evacuation kit, providing input on the site-based safety plan and providing school safety training, etc.
Assists in providing crowd control at extracurricular activities and special events, arranges additional coverage from School Police Officers as necessary
Assists with security equipment, school safety assessments, etc.

Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma or GED required
Certification/Licensure: Must hold or be able to obtain within 12 months of employment date: National Incident Certification
Experience: 2+ years of related work experience required; previous law enforcement experience preferred
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
Knowledge of Georgia DOE safety policies, Student Code of Conduct and School Safety Plan
Ability to work with students and staff
Ability to diffuse differences through conflict resolution
Must be able to effectively communicate with both public and school personnel

HOW YOU WILL GO BEYOND
Working Conditions for Amana’s West Atlanta campus:
Amana West is located on Girl Scout property at Camp Timber Ridge on 270 beautiful acres of land in Mableton, GA.
Classes will be held inside pod-like modular buildings separated by grade.
All specials are located in separate buildings that require a 5-15 min walk through the woods.
School will at times operate in an outdoor setting in a variety of weather conditions.
Staff must be comfortable teaching and leading students in both an indoor and outdoor setting.
Staff must possess and demonstrate an innate comfort with flexibility and being able to adapt to new circumstances.
Physical Demands:
Ability to lift and carry 30-50 pounds with assistance
Ability to push or pull a maximum of 50 pounds
May require stooping or crouching

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT: Please follow this format for efficient consideration.
Email [email protected] Be sure to put your LAST NAME and TEACHING POSITION you are applying for in the Subject line, e.g., “Smith Elementary Classroom Teacher”
In the cover letter, indicate how your past experiences connect with EL Education principles (eleducation.org) and the Amana vision, mission and guiding principles (https://amanaacademy.org/about/vision-mission/).
Attach your current resume.

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