Our Crossing Guard job description includes the Administrative Assistant responsibilities, duties, skills, education, qualifications, and experience.
About the Crossing Guard role
A crossing guard is a person who assists pedestrians in safely crossing streets, usually in a school zone or near a school. They typically wear reflective clothing and carry a stop sign to alert drivers to stop and allow pedestrians to cross.
The primary purpose of a crossing guard is to help pedestrians safely cross streets and highways. Crossing guards are typically stationed near schools, parks, and other areas where children and other pedestrians are likely to cross roads. Crossing guards stop traffic when pedestrians are entering or crossing the street, and make sure that the pedestrians have safely crossed before allowing traffic to proceed. Crossing guards also may give directions to pedestrians and motorists about how to safely cross the street.
Crossing Guard Summary
Crossing Guard Job Summary
The Crossing Guard is responsible for providing safe crossing for pedestrians and students at designated locations. This includes ensuring that vehicles stop at designated intersections and crosswalks and allowing pedestrians and students to cross safely; providing direction to pedestrians and students on safe crossing rules; and monitoring traffic flow to ensure safety. The Crossing Guard will also assist with the maintenance of traffic control devices such as stop signs, traffic signals, and pedestrian signals, as needed.
The Crossing Guard must be able to work in all weather conditions; have the physical ability to stand for long periods of time; and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The successful candidate will have a valid driver's license and a good driving record. A basic knowledge of traffic laws and regulations is also required.
Crossing Guard Duties
- Direct traffic at busy intersections
- Assist pedestrians in crossing streets
- Warn pedestrians of potential hazards
- Maintain order and safety on the streets
Crossing Guard Skills
- Organizational Skills
- Ability to follow instructions
Crossing Guard Requirements
- Ability to stand for long periods of time
- Ability to keep a consistent schedule
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- Ability to maintain order and safety
- Ability to remain calm in a variety of situations
- Good communication skills