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Job Openings For School Crossing Guards – Here’s How To Apply

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Councilman Chaim Deutsch has advised us that there are nearly 100 vacancies for crossing guard positions across New York City, making a potentially dangerous situation for children – and creating an opportunity for those looking for part-time employment.

Crossing guards are employed by the New York Police Department, and keep the streets safe for crossing children at both public and private schools. According to Deutsch, the NYPD had 92 vacancies as of mid-January. He’s encouraging residents to visit their local precinct and sign up.

“Establishing public safety in my community has always been my top priority,” said Council Member Chaim Deutsch. “By applying for a position as an NYPD Crossing Guard, you will be helping to protect neighborhood children while getting paid and obtaining excellent benefits, a win-win situation.”

Here are the details on the job:

There are no formal requirements of education or experience. School Crossing Guards work five-hour days for a maximum of 25 hours per week. Schedules may vary by school, but are generally from 7:00 am to 9:30 am, and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm. The starting rate of pay is $9.88 per hour. Every effort is made to assign guards to a school within the precinct where they reside. School Crossing Guards are eligible to enroll in a city-sponsored health insurance program if they work 20 hours per week on a steady basis. All candidates must be able to understand and be understood in English, in addition to passing a qualifying medical examination and a character investigation.

In addition to visiting your precinct, you can find the application here.

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  1. […] Do you know how to cross the street? A simple question, yes, but some people just amble off the curb seemingly believing divine protection will keep them from getting whacked. This post is not for you. As for the rest of you, if you’re looking for a part-time job with benefits and a sense of community service, you can’t do much better than a job as a crossing guard. And Sheepshead Bites points out that there are almost 100 of them up for grabs. […]

  2. Yeah, when they don’t close the schools for snow and teachers are whining about having to drive in from NJ and LI, it’s the crossing guards who are standing on corners freezing for 10.00/hr and the lunch ladies that have to make it in for not much more pay than that that I feel bad for. Imagine being responsible for crossing kids when cars and busses are sliding all over. Custodial staff have to get there whether schools are open or not but at least when they close there is no mess to clean up inside after the mess is cleaned up outside. Few people realize how much low paid support staff are involved in schools.

  3. That’s almost $250 a week for a part time job with free health benefits. Not bad for a second income especially if the other income provider doesn’t have health insurance.

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