The Security Guard is responsible for assuring the safety and security of Garfield Park Behavioral Hospital. Guards, patrols, or monitors premises to prevent theft, violence, or infractions of rules. Patrols premises to prevent and detect signs of intrusion and ensure security of doors, windows, and gates. Answers alarms and investigate disturbances.
Monitors and authorizes entrance and departure of employees, visitors, and other persons to guard against theft and maintains security of premises. Writes reports of daily activities and irregularities, such as equipment or property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons, or unusual occurrences. Calls police or fire departments in cases of emergency, such as fire or presence of unauthorized persons. Circulates among visitors, patrons, and employees to preserve order and protect property. Warns persons of rule infractions or violations, and apprehends or evicts violators from premises, using force when necessary. Operates detecting devices to screen individuals and prevents passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
Education: High School Diploma. Some College or Higher Education preferred.
Experience: Minimum 1-year experience in security at a psychiatric hospital preferred. Minimum 1 year experience with Chicago Police Department preferred.
License/Certification: Police Officer or Security Guard licensure/certification preferred.
Open Shifts: Weekdays ~ 5p-9p & 9p-1a. Weekends ~ 8a-1p, 1p-8p, 8p-2a, & 2a-8p