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Safety Supervisor (Playground Supervisor)

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Patty Koster
(661) 291-4190
3.75 hours (intermittent hours between 7:30am-2:40pm)/5 days - School Year
Part Time
8/29/2013 4:00 PM Pacific
Date Posted:
Application Deadline:
8/29/2013 4:00 PM Pacific
Employment Type:
Part Time
Length of Work Year:
3.75 hours (intermittent hours between 7:30am-2:40pm)/5 days - School Year
Number Openings: (At time of posting)
Contact: Patty Koster Email: Phone: (661) 291-4190
Job Description / Essential Elements: Print   







Under the direction of a Principal or other management employee, supervise all activities of students during assigned hours at assigned locations and perform other safety duties related to the position as assigned.




Essential Functions:    


Supervise students in an assigned area, inside or outside, guiding their routine activities of eating, playing and other functions; monitor and control behavior of students according to approved procedures; report student behavior to teacher(s) as appropriate.


Supervise students at play, directing play activities and the use of play equipment; report cases of unusual behavior or other problem to appropriate teacher or site manager; prevent children from engaging in unsafe activities.


Assist in establishing and maintaining an environment that stimulates growth of desirable social, emotional and health habits; observe and report safety hazards.


Assist students by providing proper emotional support, a friendly attitude and general guidance.


Monitor compliance of site safety procedures.


Perform related duties as assigned.


Secondary Functions: All duties listed are considered essential.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Education and Experience:

Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school and experience in working with youth in an organized setting is highly desirable.

Licenses and other Requirements:

Possession of or ability to obtain a Standard First Aid Certificate from an authorized agency.


Mental Demands


Language Skills:

Ability to: read, understand and interpret written directions; communicate effectively with others using correct English usage, grammar, spelling punctuation and vocabulary.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to: use basic math as necessary to assist students in playing playground games and activities.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to: apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form; deal effectively with problems involving basic elements in regular situations; learn quickly and apply rules, policies and procedures of the program and function to which assigned; recognize the scope and limits of assignment.







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Other Skills and Abilities:                      

Demonstrate knowledge of:

General needs and behavior of elementary school-aged children.

Growth and development patterns of children (preferred).

Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.

Simple record-keeping techniques.


Demonstrated abilities to:

Deal tactfully and effectively with students, faculty and the public.

Understand and attend to the physical, social and emotional needs of children.

Possess a genuine liking for the children.

Supervise and participate in the activities and play of children.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Discern what situations should be handled by the Safety Supervisor, the teacher, or be brought to the attention of the Principal.                          

Learn the legal requirements, guidelines, policies, goals, objectives, procedures, functions and limitations related to assignment.

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with others.

Maintain simple records.

Conform to and use the prescribed methods, techniques and materials of assignment.

Supervise and discipline students according to approved policies and procedures.

Provide a positive and encouraging school climate for students.


Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Body Movement:

Regular Activities:  stand for long periods of time; use hands and fingers to assist students or to pass out playground materials; reach with hands and arms, bend, stoop, kneel or crouch to work with students; speak clearly and distinctly to communicate with others; and hear sufficiently to understand voices.  Employees in this classification are frequently required to walk to a variety of school locations to monitor students, conduct work or to pick up/deliver materials.

Lifting Requirements:

Employees assigned to this classification must regularly lift, carry and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

Vision Requirements:

Ability to: see clearly at 20 inches or less to assist students with class work; see clearly up to 30 feet to monitor students in the classroom or on the playground; identify and distinguish colors; and adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position Environment:  The work is typically performed in an indoor or outdoor school environment such as the playground or cafeteria.  The work environment is moderately noisy.

Exposures, Risks and Hazards:  While performing the duties of this classification, an employee is exposed to a variety of weather conditions and the communicable diseases which normally affect school-aged children.


Adopted 06/28/97

Updated and revised for ADA 1997                                                                                                                    Marlys Grodt & Associates

Revised: Job Title Change Board Approval 7/23/13

Requirements for Applying

Please submit resume and two (2) letters of recommendation

      Requirements for Applying

      Please submit resume and two (2) letters of recommendation

          Must be a high school graduate or completed GED.

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          Application Deadline: 8/29/2013 4:00 PM Pacific

          Must be a high school graduate or completed GED.

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