Security Officer - Outpatient

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Cobb County Community Services Board offers a generous benefits package for full time employees, which includes employee Retirement Plan, Paid Holidays, Paid Time Off (PTO); Health, Dental, Vision, Legal, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Critical Illness (AFLAC), Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Account.

JOB TITLE: Security Officer                                                              

PROGRAM:  Outpatient Services

FLSA STATUS:  Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY:  Security Officer is responsible for performing a variety of safety and security functions related to the safeguarding of our employees, visitors and property.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Continuously monitor environment for hazards and safety conditions.
  • Intervene, stabilize and manage acute crisis situations as needed.
  • Document report of activities such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences.
  • Monitor hallways to control traffic and unauthorized movement.
  • Scan identification cards to ensure authorized persons entering building premises.
  • Maintain organization's stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements.
  • Patrol and monitor hallways, stairwells, restroom facilities, outside facilities, and other public and unsupervised places of the individuals and staff and the security of the facility.
  • Detect suspicious activities and watch for criminal acts or individual rule infractions at or near assigned post which may be a threat at the sites. 
  • Respond to emergencies, such as medical and bomb threats; and to alarms, such as fire and intrusion     by following emergency response proceedings.
  • Observes conduct and behavior of individuals to prevent disturbances.
  • Inspect locks, window bars, grills, doors, and gates for tampering  

KNOWLEDGE

  • Knowledge of necessary appropriate interpersonal boundaries for working with vulnerable populations.
  • Familiarity with addictive diseases and/or mental health disorders and their impact on an individual's functioning.

SKILLS

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional time management skills and attention to detail.

ABILITIES

  • Conduct all professional activity in an ethical manner.
  • Conform to all applicable Agency policies and procedures.
  • In conjunction with other staff assist in identifying and eliminating any situation which puts at risk the health and/or safety of clients, staff, or others who come in contact with site operations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Working in a climate controlled environment
  • Dealing with interruptions and changes in work priorities
  • Standing for extended periods of time.
  • Occasional lifting up to 15 lbs.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Education – High school Diploma/GED  
  2. Licensure/Certification – N/A
  3. Experience – Two years (2) of experience in security or law enforcement
  4. Other - Criminal background check clearance, official academic transcripts, valid driver's license/ID, drug      screen, TB test

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Two (2) years of experience working in a psychiatric inpatient/outpatient and/or hospital setting.