Security Officer-Overnight-New Pond Village in Walpole at Benchmark Senior Living

Date Posted: 6/1/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Responsible for promoting and guarding the community property and assets against fire, theft, vandalism and illegal entry by unauthorized persons while meeting and/or exceeding service standards.


The following duties are normal for this position.  This list is not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Conducts safety and security inspections of all community property to include common areas, resident corridors, parking areas and perimeter access.
  • Patrols community buildings and grounds as scheduled, may be required to register at watch stations to record time of inspection.
  • Examines doors, windows and gates to ensure that they are secure.
  • Patrols community property to prevent and discover activity in violation of criminal, fire or safety codes.
  • Watches for and reports irregularities such as fire hazards, leaking water pipes and security doors left unsecured.
  • Investigates and reports all acts of unlawful or safety hazards that would endanger persons or property.
  • Investigates all incidents and suspicious occurrences, filing incident report appropriately.
  • Responds to all security calls and complaints, taking necessary action and handling on-scene emergency situations until relieved by a Supervisor.
  • Inspects and reports all dangerous conditions and any damaged or defective equipment, machinery and property.
  • Secures and unlocks areas and buildings in accordance with policy and community expectation.
  • Raises, lowers and folds the flag appropriately.
  • Notifies appropriate agencies in situations where their emergency response and support is necessary.
  • Sounds alarm and/or calls policy/fire department in case of fire or presence of unauthorized persons.
  • Assist in emergency response procedures as per community policy.
  • Ensures outside furniture or fixtures are secure in the event of inclement weather.
  • Schedules and provides transportation for residents in accordance with policy.
  • May be required to drive the community vehicle if necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Educational Requirements and Experience:

  • High School diploma or Equivalent.
  • One year job related experience preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Language Ability:
    • Ability to communicate effectively speaking the primary language of the residents.
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
    • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Cognitive Demands:
    • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Computer Skills:
    • Basic computer skills required.
  • Competencies:
    • Must demonstrate an interest in working with a senior population.
    • Interacts with guests, residents and staff in a courteous and friendly manner.
    • Responds promptly to resident needs.
  • Supports organization's goals and values.
  • Balances team and individual responsibilities.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Competent in organizational, time management skills.
  • Demonstrates good judgment, decision making and problem solving skills


 Works both outdoors and indoors all year.

  • Possible exposure to hostile individuals.
  • Possible exposure to chemicals as identified in the MSDS Manual.


 The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 While performing the duties of this Job, the Team Member is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The Team Member is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms. The Team Member is occasionally required to stand or walk. The Team Member must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.    Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.

Job Requirements

  • Excellent Customer Service Skills
  • Loves working with seniors
  • Available weekends and holidays
  • Proficient with computers(MS Office programs/E-mail)
  • Familiar with fundamental fire safety and security principles.