School Crossing Guard (2 vacancies)

  • Tacoma, Washington
  • May 11, 2021
Public Safety

Job Description

Tacoma Public Schools
Expected Start Date: April 26, 2021 or sooner

FTE: 0.8

Hours per day: 4.0 each (4 days a week/total of 16 hours per week)

Salary Level: PA3

Union/Days per year: Para 182 + 11 holidays Active

Benefits: None

Additional Information

Summary: Ed Asst 2 Crossing Guard: This position monitors the activities of elementary students at crosswalks and assists students in crossing the street safely.


This position assists a certificated teacher or staff member; tutors students individually or in small groups; monitors students in the classroom, at lunch, in the playground, at the assigned school(s)/building(s) cross walks, and/or boarding buses; and provides general classroom and/or office assistance, as assigned.
1. Tutors children individually or in small groups on a variety of subjects, as assigned; compiles, reviews, and records student assignments and progress.
2. Monitors student behavior in the classroom, lunchroom, during detention, and/or at recess; disciplines students according to procedures; monitors students entering or leaving the building, between classes, and/or boarding buses.
3. As directed, provides for the safety of students to, from, and within, the assigned schools/buildings; ensures safe crossing of public roadways and intersections by assisting students on their way to and from school through communication to traffic and District crossing rules; reports unsafe behavior of children to school officials; may discuss traffic routing plans and control point locations with school/building administrator.

4. Assists teacher with classroom management; assists in preparing lessons; duplicates, organizes, distributes, and files learning materials; assists teacher in preparing student progress reports.
5. Provides school office assistance, as assigned; answers telephone and takes messages, files, duplicates materials, sorts mail, types bulletins, or other documents; provides basic first aid in the absence of the school health room personnel.
6. Administers District tests, records student scores, and reports results.
7. May pull students from classroom to tutor in assigned subjects for brief periods as assigned; may move between classrooms throughout the day to tutor various small groups of students for brief periods as assigned.
8. Attends building staff meetings; provides information regarding students; attends program meetings and workshops.

1. May travel between schools to work with students, as assigned.
2. Performs related duties as assigned, on a temporary basis, to assist the teachers or administrative staff.
3. Attends training meeting, as assigned.
4. Regular, reliable, predictable attendance or physical presence is an essential job requirement and critical to the performance of the work.

Education and Experience
Associate's degree or 72 quarter credit hours of post-secondary education, or completed an apprenticeship program, or passing grade on the Education Testing Service Paraeducator assessment test (Para-Pro) to demonstrate knowledge and ability to assist in instructing students; one year of prior experience working with school-aged youth, preferably in a classroom setting; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work and that meets federal and state requirements.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of childhood academic, social and physical development.
Knowledge of assigned subject areas.
Skill in logical thinking.
Skill in communication.
Skill in obtaining, clarifying, and exchanging information.
Skill in promoting a quality customer service environment.
Ability to organize and prioritize work.
Ability to operate personal computer with applicable software applications.
Ability to read, understand, and follow written instruction.
Ability to concentrate on tasks at hand.
Ability to work effectively as a team.
Ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to follow instructions and accept constructive criticism.
Ability to obtain, clarify and exchange information.
Ability to organize and coordinate activities with assistance of classroom teacher.
Ability to demonstrate reasonable, reliable, and regular attendance.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of people multi-cultural, diverse socio-economic setting.

Licenses/Special Requirements
Educational Assistants working with the health impaired may be required to obtain a first aid certificate and training in CPR.
Completion of District training for school crossing guards is required.
Valid Washington State driver's license with access to personal transportation.
Fingerprints and successful WSP and FBI background clearance/sexual misconduct clearance.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Tacoma School District administration has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the primary functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.

Tacoma Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Lisa Nolan, 253-571-1252,; Title IX Coordinator: Eric Hogan, 253-571-1191,; and 504 Coordinator: Elementary, Elise Friedrich-Nielsen,, 253-571-1096; Secondary, Cari Ake,, 253-571-1225. Address: P.O. Box 1357, Tacoma, WA 98401-1357., (253) 571-1250cal ability to assist children; may be exposed to infectious diseases and inclement weather.

Job Locator Number: D4112

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