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Full Time

Job Title: Security Guard 
Location: Shelters 
Reports To: Shelter Manager

Position Overview:

A professional security guard to protect Path of Life Community Shelter premises, assets, and personnel. The guard will maintain a high visibility presence and prevent all illegal or inappropriate actions. The goal is to detect, deter, observe, and report. 

Essential Job Functions

  • Protecting POLM property, guest, and staff by maintaining a safe and secure environment

  • Observing for signs of noncompliance or disorder and investigating disturbances

  • Act lawfully in direct defense of life or property

  • Take accurate notes of unusual occurrences 

  • Report any suspicious incidents in detail 

  • Patrol building and perimeter randomly and regularly 

  • Monitor and control access at building entrances and vehicle gates 

  • Watch alarm systems detecting/emergency equipment 

  • Perform first aid or CPR

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Proven work experience as a security guard or relevant position 

  • Trained security officer with diploma (guard card)

  • Ability to operate detecting systems and emergency equipment 

  • Excellent knowledge of public safety and security procedures/protocols 

  • Surveillance skills and detail orientation 

  • Integrity and professionalism 

  • Strong people and communication skills 

  • High school diploma 

NOTE: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other
related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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