Baw Baw Shire currently has 31 School Crossings that have supervisors working on a part time permanent basis and 13 casual staff. School crossing supervisors work between the hours of 7.50am to 9.05am and 2.50pm to 4.15pm, varying at each school crossing depending on the location of the school to the crossing.
Crossing locations include:
There is a school crossing located in Thorpdale that is unsupervised.
Crossing supervisors need to have a clear field of vision in all directions around their crossing, so that they can spot approaching children and vehicles as soon as possible.
When approaching School Crossings, slow down to 40 km/h or less, watch for children and remember not to stop too close to the crossing. Look for parking restriction signs and make sure to obey them; school areas are patrolled by Council officers. A range of restrictions may apply according to the needs of the particular area.
The following rules are consistent at all school crossings:
Most commonly a crossing is a legal crossing when two flags are in place, however in the event that a post is missing then one flag is required.
Typical signs you will see include:
To be successful in this role you must be of good character and have a high regard for the interest and safety of children.
A neat appearance, good communication skills, responsible attitude and confident demeanour will all help assert a Supervisor's position of authority on a crossing.
You will require vehicle and phone access, be willing to accept direction, participate in consultation sessions, and report regularly about matters affecting School Crossings. You will also be required to attend paid in-services training sessions and team meetings.
All School Crossing supervisors appointed to the position must also hold a current Working with Children Check.
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