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Safe Officer

Permanent position

About Us

Since 1852, under the direction of the Basilian Fathers, St. Michael’s College School has been educating young men in goodness, discipline, and knowledge for lives of leadership and service, and forming them in faith to present the face of Jesus Christ to a world in need of his grace and his peace.

We are Canada’s only Catholic, Basilian, faith-based independent school. We educate young men from Grades 7 to 12 in a university-preparatory programme. Our scholastic environment for all boys is well-designed for their particular strengths, aptitudes, and needs. It provides a unique learning and growing experience during which a boy develops the framework of his character and builds the foundation for his life as a man.

In graduating young men who change the world through lives of faith, character, and service,
St. Michael’s College School brings integrity, unity, and healing to a fractured and uncertain world.

Whatever the role at St. Michael’s College School, it is more than a job – it is joining a community of likeminded colleagues who embrace the school’s values and deliver those values in everything that they do.

Working with us:

We take a whole-school approach to deliver an exceptional student experience.

Our entire team is dedicated to putting students first and ensuring that everything we do is in the service of an exceptional student experience. Strong communities have a shared vision around strategic direction and strong teams have personal accountability for overall goal achievement. We are committed to providing clarity of objectives and ongoing communication around our progression as a school.

Position Available:

Working in a team setting, the Safe Officer is a key contributor to the ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of students, employees, and visitors to the school.

Reports to: Head of Security

Supervises: N/A

Start date: ASAP

Position: Permanent, full time.
Based on a 35-hour work week.
Shift work Monday to Friday – Alternate every two weeks:

  • 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.,
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.,
  • 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Rate of Pay: Salary ranges from $51,000 to $56,000 per year.
Remuneration includes a comprehensive benefits package and a defined contribution pension programme.

Duties include:

Working in a team setting:

  • Secures premises and personnel by patrolling property; monitoring surveillance equipment; inspecting buildings, equipment, and access points; permitting entry
  • Prevents losses and damage by reporting irregularities, informing violators of policy and procedures, removing trespassers
  • Completes accurate daily reports by recording observations, information, occurrences, and surveillance activities on time
  • Responds to emergency and non-emergency situations, including building evacuation, threats of violence, trespassing concerns
  • Responds to student behaviour concerns including vaping, smoking, and bullying
  • Controls traffic by directing drivers – enforcing parking policies
  • Performs security checks, either with patrols, or using security cameras
  • Provides friendly and informed responses to inquiries
  • Provides crowd control as needed (events, meetings, theatre productions, sporting events, etc.)
  • Provides First Aid and CPR when needed
  • Assists students, employees, contractors, and visitors to adhere to SMCS protocols as required.

Safe Officer Skills and Qualifications:

Customer service, lifting 40 lb. on regular basis, surveillance skills, dealing with uncertainty, judgment, objectivity, dependability, emotional control, integrity, safety management, professionalism, reporting skills, willingness to learn and grow in the position

Other items:

  • Maintains a high level of confidentiality in all interactions
  • Availability to work flexible hours (evenings, weekends) as determined, planned in advance
  • Adhere to established processes and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Head of Security, or their designate

What you bring to this role:

  • A commitment to the vocation of Catholic education as it is embodied in the tradition of the Basilian Fathers and the mission and vision of St. Michael’s College School
  • Minimum five years’ experience working in security
  • Licenced under the Private Security and Investigative Services Act is an asset
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Reliable, calm in an emergency and uses good judgment
  • Able to cope with various physical demands of work
  • Motivated team player who can work with minimal supervision
  • Computer skills – Office 365 including basic skills in Excel and Word, ability to navigate databases as needed
  • Valid First Aid/CPR certificate is an asset
  • Experience working with youth is an asset
  • Valid Ontario Driver’s licence with clean driving abstract is an asset

How to apply:

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to Human Resources at
St. Michael’s College School by email to resume@smcsmail.com indicating ‘Safe Officer – Permanent’ in the subject line.

Deadline for this application process is Friday, January 13, 2023 or until the position is filled.

We thank all candidates in advance. However, we will contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls or agencies, please.

To work at St. Michael’s College School, all employees must provide a Police Vulnerable Sector Screening check and be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

St. Michael’s College School will provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with disabilities in the job application process. Applicants are required to make their needs known in advance.

More information about working at St. Michael’s College School: 

Tour of St. Michael’s College School: 
Explore a virtual 3D tour of the school.

School Life and Direction: 
SMCS Strategic Direction 2020-2024

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