Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 07 to noon on Thursday, Dec. 09

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for everyone 5 and older! Get your children vaccinated today. Find a City-run vaccine clinic or partner vaccine clinic to protect yourself and your loved ones. If you have questions about vaccination, call (215) 685-5488.

Working & jobs

Apply to become a crossing guard

Service overview

School crossing guards contribute to the success of Philadelphia students and are important to school communities. Rain or shine, crossing guards promote the safety of students walking to and from schools that serve grades K-5.

Crossing guards stop and direct traffic at assigned intersections during school days. Their hours are mornings from 7 to 9 a.m. and afternoons from 2 to 4 p.m., with adjustments for early dismissal days.

School crossing guards work part-time and receive health benefits, pension benefits, and paid time off.


Child Protective Services Law requires the following background checks before hiring a school crossing guard:

  • FBI criminal history background check
  • Pennsylvania State Police criminal background check
  • Pennsylvania child abuse background check

If hired, crossing guards must maintain their two Pennsylvania background checks throughout employment.


Crossing guards are hired by neighborhood police districts. If you want to be a crossing guard, but don’t know which police district you live in, use the City’s map to find your police district.

If we’re hiring, jobs will be posted at phila.gov/jobs.