Security Officer Sr

VCU Health System

Job Description

VCU Health System's Safety & Security is seeking a full time Security Officer Senior to provide security services to either Inpatient Psychiatry Units or the Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) by courteously assisting staff, visitors, and patients; enforcing rules and regulations of VCUHS; projecting a positive image; and promoting a safe healthcare environment. This is a non-sworn security position. Provides proactive violence prevention and training toward fulfilling the basic mission of the Inpatient Psychiatry Units, VTCC and the VCUHS. Talks with and calms agitated patients to resolve risky situations and evaluates ways to enhance safety and customer service through innovative programs and training.


De-escalates agitated patients, both individually and as a member of a team.

Evaluate the physical environment and develop patient management strategies.

Prevent potentially risky and/or violent situations.

Ability to work all shifts including weekends and holidays and extended hours based on schedule and organizational needs.

Age Specific groups served

As appropriate based on unit assignment.



High School Diploma or equivalent

Valid Virginia Driver's License and acceptable driving record that reflects safe and lawful motor vehicle operation

Registration as an Unarmed Security Officer by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (VDCJS) or successful completion of VDCJS Unarmed Security Officer curriculum offered by VCUHS within the first six months of employment

Minimum of three (3) year of security, public safety or law enforcement work experience


Associates Degree in Criminal Justice or related field

Training or certification in conflict resolution, de-escalation and/or violence prevention

Five (5) years of security, public safety or law enforcement work experience

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran or disability status.

Employment Type

Full time


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