Whitehorse City Council

School Crossing Supervisors

Council employs 95 dedicated school crossing supervisors who brave all sorts of weather to assist pedestrians of all ages.

The 95 operational school crossings in Whitehorse are staffed by permanent part-time and relief school crossing supervisors.

These school crossing supervisors are located at both pedestrian light crossings and at flagged children's crossings.

School crossings operate mainly between 8.15am-9am and 3.15pm-4pm. Some crossings operate outside these times.   

Applications for School Crossing Supervisors

Exciting opportunities exist for motivated school crossing supervisors. The successful applicants will be responsible for the supervision of school crossings within the Whitehorse municipality. The successful applicants will possess:

  • Good communication skills
  • English language skills (reading and writing)
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Experience working with children or the general public
  • The ability to follow road safety procedures and laws
  • The ability to get to a school crossing with reliable transport e.g. car (sometimes at short notice)

Applicants will need to meet the physical requirements of the position by passing Council's pre-employment medical and basic fitness examination as well as undergoing a police check and having a Working With Children Check (WWCC). Under the Working With Children Act 2005, all school crossing supervisors must have a WWCC card.

Applicants are responsible for obtaining and paying for the WWCC. On successful completion of the above checks, Council will reimburse the cost of the WWCC upon employment. The WWCC is in addition to the police security check, which is paid for by Council.

Applicants who do not have a WWCC are not eligible for employment as a school crossing supervisor.

Application forms for the WWCC are available from Australia Post Offices or on initial interview with Council and can take up to six weeks to be processed by the Department of Justice. On application, applicants will be required to provide either a WWCC card or evidence that they have submitted an application for the WWCC card. In accordance with the Information Privacy Act 2000, Council will retain a certified copy of your WWCC card, and the applicable receipt number.

School crossings supervisors operate within Council's Community Laws Department. This department manages the supervision of all school crossing sites throughout the City of Whitehorse. Crossings are supervised daily in the morning and afternoon for 45 minutes (some do operate outside these times) to assist pedestrians in safely using crossings in the vicinity of schools. Salary will be based on a standard hourly rate in accordance with the Band 1 of the Victorian Local Authorities Award 2001.

Applications must be made in writing including a contact telephone number and include three referees and their contact numbers. Applications should be addressed to: Manager Compliance, Whitehorse City Council, Locked Bag 2, Nunawading Delivery Centre VIC 3131.

For more information, contact the Community Laws Department on 9262 6333.

Whitehorse's neighbouring Council, Booroondara City Council has made a short video about the benefits of becoming a school crossing supervisor. To view the video, click on the link below: