You have to be very careful when writing your school crossing guard resume and cover letter, as your lack of skills and qualifications means no response from the employer.
It must be remembered that the prospective employer is completely unaware of how good you are in the workplace, or how well you get along with people with whom you will be working. You will have to tell them that you can do everything that he or she wants. That can only be done by adding the skills and qualifications section on your resume, and cover letter.
Here are examples of some ways that you can articulate your skills and abilities:
Skills and Qualifications for a School Crossing Guard Resume
- Extremely competent in providing students with assistance in crossing streets, keeping their safety and wellbeing in mind.
- Ability to coordinate the flow of pedestrians across selected intersections with the flow of vehicular traffic.
- Committed to obeying all traffic rules and regulations while helping pedestrians in crossing roads and streets.
- Proficient in observing, identifying, and reporting any incidents, accidents, or injuries to the supervisor.
- Highly skilled in using existing gaps in traffic to assist students to cross safely, and to create gaps when the natural flow of traffic does not allow for them.
- Demonstrated ability to monitor the traffic flow and report any unusual or adverse traffic conditions which might affect students’ safety.
- Effectively able to demonstrate safe crossing habits for students and prohibit them from committing unsafe practices.
- Well versed with placing school signs on designated places and removing them at the end of the shift or school hours.
- Able to assist in school safety programs and handle special duty work during school events.
- Proficient in directing, rerouting, or regulating the flow of traffic during school times, to curb the number of vehicles on the school roads.
- Strong attention to details
- Able to handle emergencies
- Good stamina to stand and walk while holding a stop sign
- Willing to work in extreme weather conditions
- Good interpersonal and communication skills
- Profound ability to work independently without direct day to day supervision
- Available to work 3 shifts per day during the school year, at school entry, lunch and dismissal times as per the hours of duty provided
- Able to fill in for crossing guards that are absent