Supervised school crossings in Whitehorse are staffed by a team of dedicated school crossing supervisors who brave all sorts of weather to assist pedestrians of all ages, especially school children.
School crossings are located at pedestrian light crossings and at flagged children’s crossings and operate mainly between 8:15am to 9am and 3:15pm to 4pm throughout the school year. However some special crossings operate outside these times.
Research shows that young children do not have the skills and experience to be safe in traffic on their own. Supervised crossings were introduced to reduce the risks for children coming and going from school.
Safe Parking and Traffic Controls around Schools
The increased school traffic during drop-off and pick-up times, as well as possible dangerous driver behaviour, can put children in danger. Parking and traffic signs around schools play an important part in keeping children safe.
Drivers should understand the parking signs near schools and follow them, especially No Parking and No Standing signs. Not obeying the signs may result in a parking fine/infringement.
School Crossing Supervisors
Council employs more than 100 dedicated, friendly people to work as school crossing supervisors. School crossing supervisors assist pedestrians of all ages to safely cross busy roads at the peak hours of 8.15am to 9am and 3.15pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday.
If you are looking for a rewarding job keeping the children of Whitehorse safe when they are walking to and from school, we are interested in talking to you.
If you are interested, please lodge an online application addressing the key selection criteria of the position description. Please include your contact details (including your email address) and the contact numbers for two referees.