Meet Jackie Becker, Long-time Lakewood Resident & Crossing GuardSeptember 25, 2019
The City of Lakewood is currently seeking applicants for the part-time position of School Crossing Guard for the 2019-2020 school year. To give prospective applicants an inside view of what it is like to work as a Crossing Guard in Lakewood, we have interviewed Lakewood resident and long-time school crossing guard, Jackie Becker.
Jackie has been serving Lakewood as a school crossing guard for 19 years. Prior to that, she was working in Lakewood City Schools as a lunch aid. “I have always loved working with kids,” said Jackie. “I was ready for something different, and the opportunity to interview for the crossing guard position came at the perfect time.”
School Crossing Guards will work approximately 2 hours per day and earn $15.00 an hour. Applicants need to be able to work in inclement weather conditions, be able to move freely and capably during their work period and possess a valid driver’s license and reliable mode of transportation.
“It is not an easy job. Sometimes you’re out there in bad weather, or a kid has a rough day…but if you come out with a good attitude, smile on your face, and talk to people it can be so rewarding” said Jackie.
When asked what her favorite part about her job is, Jackie stated “I really enjoy seeing my kids [the kids at my intersection] grow up. It is the best when they come back and say ‘hi’ to me when they are in high school.”
“I feel engaged in the community. People really look out for you. When I miss a day, the parents and kids notice when I am not there and will check in on me when I return,” said Jackie. “You can tell that they appreciate you and it motivates you to keep showing up.”
To apply, you must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or GED, be physically able to meet the requirements of the job, and be able to pass a drug screening analysis and police background check.
Interested? Click here to apply today!