: $98,470.00 - $53,240.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Law Enforcement

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JOB TITLE: Safety Security Officer

DEPARTMENT: Housing and Services

FLSA: Non-Exempt



This position is responsible for ensuring the safety and security of all client s, staff, and the property around the facility in one of our homeless shelters. This position reports to the Shift Supervisor and Security Manager of the Facility.


  • Interact with and monitor client s behavior and maintain good rapport by providing excellent customer service. Encourage clients to comply with facility policy and procedures.
  • Control access at the main entrance by screening all clients, and visitors, utilizing magnetometer / x-ray machine to detect and prevent weapons from entering the site.
  • Perform Crisis Intervene to de-escalate potential crisis situations and document all such situations and interventions.
  • Make hourly rounds throughout entire facility including all hallways, stairwells, floors, bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchen, and office spaces.
  • Complete logs, incident reports and all other required documentation.
  • Make calls to police, fire department and other first responders as directed.
  • Perform administrative and receptionist duties at the operations desk; monitor video surveillance cameras, and fire prevention / detection alarm notification system.
  • Provide duties related to fire incident, evacuation of the building when necessary, utilizing Fire procedure.
  • Ensure the safety and security of all assigned equipment.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.


High school diploma or GED and prior security experience required. Must have NYS Security Guard License, and current 8 Hour Annual Certificate. Fire Guard License for Shelters preferred. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are necessary. Certified in Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (CPI) preferred. Must be able to work flexible shifts, weekends and overtime if necessary.


Westhab is the premier organization of our kind in our region, providing housing and supportive services for more than 10,000 of the most vulnerable members of our community each year. We are staffed by an extraordinary group of hard working professionals that are fully committed to our mission - Building Communities. Changing Lives. Working at Westhab is not easy. Our expectations for all staff are high. We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve deserve our very best every day. We are results-driven organization that focuses on empowerment and impact. If you want to apply for this opportunity, it should only be because you feel ready for the challenges and expectations that come with joining this kind of team. (EOE)

Associated topics: canine detection, countermeasure, guard, loss control, patrol, public safety officer, safety report, secure, security, university * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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