The SPVM Is Hiring School Crossing Guards & The Pay Is $19/Hour

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The SPVM Is Hiring School Crossing Guards & The Pay Is $19/Hour

If you enjoy working with children and are looking for a job that pays well but is not a 9 to 5, then how about becoming a school crossing guard for the Montreal police service? 

The Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) is doing another round of hiring right now to create a bank of applicants they can call on to fill temporary or occasional positions.

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This role is perfect for someone with a flexible schedule, as you must offer full availability five days a week during the school year — from the end of August to the end of June.

Schedules are divided into mornings (8 a.m. - 9 a.m.), middays (11 a.m. - 1 p.m.) and afternoons (3 p.m. - 4 p.m.).

The job pays $19 per hour, and no specific schooling or diploma is required.

That said, experience in a relevant field, such as customer service or working with children is considered an asset.

The main responsibility is supervising schoolchildren who are crossing street intersections on their way to and from school, ensuring their safety.

But here are some of the other expected duties:

  • Interrupt traffic using portable stop sign when required
  • Obey all road signs at all times
  • Teach children traffic and pedestrian safety practices
  • Communicate to the appropriate neighbourhood office 
  • Describe any loiterers seen near schools
  • Immediately notify 9-1-1 when a child is injured and take care of the child until patrol officers or ambulance arrives

In terms of the advantages, the city says you can work in a location that's close to where you live. 

They also suggest that, in this position, you can enjoy the great outdoors, as well as develop a sense of satisfaction knowing you are contributing to the public service. 

You should note that school crossing guards are required to work in all weather conditions.

In order to complete the application process, you must undergo a telephone interview, medical examination, security clearance, and one day of training.

If you're concerned about COVID-19, the job posting states that "measures have been put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. In particular, protective equipment will be distributed (goggles or sunglasses, masks and disinfectant gel)."

You can apply now until October 31 through the City of Montreal website

School Crossing Guard

Salary: $19 per hour

Where: All over Montreal 

Why you should apply: If the salary wasn't enough, you'll feel good about helping children stay safe.

Apply here

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