Behavioral Health - CSO

Position: Behavioral Health - CSO

Job ID: 163326

Location: US-TX-Houston, US-TX-The Woodlands


Talent Area: Skilled Crafts Worker

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 7P-7A

About Texas Children's Hospital

Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands is north Houston’s first true, free-standing pediatric hospital designed, equipped and staffed exclusively to provide care in more than 25 areas of specialty care for children and adolescents. Hospital facilities include 24 emergency center rooms, outpatient exam rooms, radiology rooms, operating rooms and acute care beds, as well as a pediatric intensive care unit (PICU). To join our community of 14,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at At Texas Children’s Hospital, diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our values and mission for all of our patients and families that we serve. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment for all faculty, staff and learners throughout our organization. We believe that each member of our one amazing team provides enrichment that allows us to create a lasting legacy for future employees of this great organization.   Texas Children’s is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants and employees are considered and evaluated for positions at Texas Children's without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved


We are searching for a Security Office CSO - someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will provide a safe and secure environment during the shift within the boundaries of the assigned position and/or post. This position is an armed position and therefore requires the CSO to become familiar with the rules and regulations of the armed CSO, the continual qualifications for proficiencies as well as the maintenance of the department-approved firearm. The officer will assist the general public, staff or patients in all matters of safety and security. The security officer patrols an assigned area and/or facility. The Security Officer CSO stands at a post as instructed and serves as a general security presence and visible deterrent to crime and client rule infractions, detects suspicious activities, watches for criminal acts or client/parent rule infractions and addresses them appropriately. This position may respond to all incidents by providing assistance as needed, protecting personnel and property within reason and securing the incident scene until properly relieved. This position conducts initial investigation of incidents, and is responsible for documenting incident details and completing all appropriate reports and forms as necessary.


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Responsibilities :

  • Provide security functions at designated post locations
  • Patrol the Hospital(s) and/or Texas Children’s Community Locations
  • Monitor traffic and parking in designated areas
  • Operate Texas Children’s Hospital vehicles and other assigned duties
  • Respond to emergency situations
  • Attend and complete hospital and departmental required training
  • Periodically foot patrol specific buildings assigned, observing visitors, patient, and staff for compliance to the organization’s rules and protocol
  • Report any hazardous conditions and suspicious activity to the supervisor and dispatch, using radio and other means of communication according to established departmental procedures
  • Ensure that all emergency vehicles have ready access to Emergency Center dock for offloading of patients and provide assistance with helistop patient transport to inpatient areas
  • Operate and maintain TCH and departmental equipment and supplies
  • May respond in the case of an emergency and use AED, or assist in providing basic life support, and utilize Personal Protective Equipment
  • May work with Behavioral Health Doctors, Nurses, and Staff in an integrated working environment.


Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any booster dose(s) of the COVID-19 vaccine recommended by the Centers for Disease Control when eligible, is required for all employees at Texas Children’s, unless approved for a medical or religious exemption.

  • H.S. Diploma or GED
  • 1-year experience in Security, law enforcement, or military
  • 1-year Behavioral Health environment/ experience
  • Licenses/Certifications: LCSO - Commissioned Security Office within 90 days of entering position, CHSO - Basic HC Security Officer within 180 days of entering position , TDR - Texas Driver's License within 90 days of entering position , BLS - Cert-Basic Life Support

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