Simply put, your duty as a security officer in a high school is to ensure students, parents and visitors adhere to school policies, prevent crimes like thefts and fights, monitor and control traffic, and ultimately ensure the students’ environment is safe.
As simple as this job role appears, it takes a whole lot. Well, it’s a children’s environment! You do not want to offend the law or have a parent yelling at you for anything. And there are the kids being unnecessarily rude, stubborn, or lackadaisical.
Just like every other job that involves children handling, the start can be tough but as you work on, you will find your balance on the job. However, I have prepared for you five good ways to successfully work as a security guard in high school.
Think and Act Like A Parent
In every challenging situation, take a moment to ask yourself, what will the mother/father do?. This moment of thinking will not only help you figure out what to do to solve the issue, but it will also help you to calm your nerves and approach the situation in a mature way.
Understand First Aid
As a guard working in the security firm, you are the first respondent in emergency health issues. As a result, you need to have top-notch knowledge of First aid response. What should you do when a student chokes on anything, when a child passes out, etc.
Understand that you need to get your job done right. So, to have first-hand knowledge of what the students are doing that may pose a security challenge, you should be approachable to each and every one of them. Do not always wear the hard security guy face.
Play Like A child
To catch a kid in the act, you have to act like one. Interact, engage, play with the student sometimes. Not only will you get them talking at some points, but you will also get easily accepted by them.
Give Reports Accordingly
For evaluation sake and ensuring the school keeps running smoothly, give reports to the school authorities on happenings you notice, suspect, or know. This can be, reports on an event or on an individual child.