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Behavior of Staff Members

 

Staff members are expected to uphold the doctrines and standards of RCS as articulated in the Bible and RCS’s Statement of Faith and Standard of Conduct in all aspects of their lives, both at and away from RCS employment and functions.  Staff members must uphold by precept and example the highest Christian virtue and personal decorum, serving as a Christian role model in judgment, dignity, respect, and Christian living both at and away from RCS.  Staff members must faithfully attend all ministry services and take an active part in the total ministry program.

 

Staff members must be loyal to the ministry leadership of RCS in word and in deed.  To ensure orderly operations and provide the best possible work environment, RCS expects staff members to follow rules of conduct that will protect the interests and safety of all staff members and the organization.

 

Although it is impossible to list all forms of behavior that are expected and prohibited of RCS staff members the following lists provide examples of expected and prohibited behaviors.

 

Staff members are expected at all times to conduct themselves in a Christ-like manner in order to present a good personal and ministry testimony.  Expected staff member conduct includes, but is not limited to:

 

  • Treating all members, visitors, and coworkers in a courteous and loving manner;

  • Refraining from behavior or conduct that is offensive or undesirable, or which is contrary to Ridgeview Christian School’s best interests;

  • Reporting to the ministry leadership suspicious, unethical, or illegal conduct by coworkers, members, or suppliers;

  • Reporting to the ministry leadership suspected or actual violation of RCS’s policies;

  • Reporting to the ministry leadership any threatening or potentially violent behavior by coworkers, members, or visitors;

  • Cooperating with all RCS investigations;

  • Complying with all RCS’s policies;

  • Wearing appropriate clothing and jewelry;

  • Performing assigned tasks efficiently and in accordance with instructions;

  • Reporting to work punctually as scheduled and being at the proper place, ready to work, at the assigned starting time;

  • Giving proper advance notice whenever unable to work or report to work on time;

  • Maintaining cleanliness and order in the workplace; and 

  • Maintaining appropriate and professional boundaries with students both in person and online.

 

Staff members who deviate from these and other similar forms of expected behavior are subject to discipline, up to, and including termination.

 

The following are examples of conduct that is prohibited.  Staff members engaging in such conduct or similar conduct, as determined by the ministry leadership, will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination of service:

 

  • Stealing, destroying, defacing, or misusing RCS’s property

  • Falsifying or altering any RCS record or report, such as an employment application, medical reports, timekeeping records, financial records, personnel record, membership record, counseling record, or invoice

  • Engaging in any form of homosexuality, fornication, adultery, transvestitism, bestiality, deviant gender identity, or any other deviant sexual behavior as determined by the ministry leadership

  • Possessing, distributing, selling, transferring, or using alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs

  • Engaging in any form of questionable internet activity

  • Using profanity, vulgarity, or abusive language

  • Engaging in or threatening acts of workplace violence, including but not limited to :

  • Possessing firearms, other weapons, explosives or other dangerous materials on RCS’s property

  • Fighting or assaulting a coworker or any other person

  • Threatening or intimidating a coworker or any other person

  • Engaging in any form of sexual or other harassment

  • Disclosing confidential information of RCS

  • Misusing RCS’s communications systems, including electronic mail, computers, Internet access, and telephone

  • Refusing to follow ministry leadership or a supervisor’s instructions concerning a ministry-related matter or being insubordinate or disrespectful

  • Failing to follow safety or health rules

  • Engaging in gambling

  • Wearing inappropriate clothing or jewelry, obtaining a new tattoo or inappropriately displaying a previously obtained tattoo, or otherwise having an inappropriate personal appearance

  • Engaging in boisterous or disruptive activity in the workplace

  • Engaging in negligent or improper conduct leading to damage of ministry-owned or other property

  • Excessive absenteeism or any absence without notice

  • Engaging in unauthorized absence from work station during the workday

  • Violating employment policies

  • Unsatisfactorily performing job responsibilities

 

These examples of prohibited behaviors are not intended to be an all-inclusive list.  At RCS’s discretion, any violation of RCS’s policies or any conduct considered inappropriate or unsatisfactory may subject the staff member to disciplinary action.

 

 

Service with RCS is at the mutual consent of RCS and the staff member, and either party may terminate that relationship at any time, with or without cause, and with or without notice.

 

If you have any questions about any of these policies, please email us at info@ridgeviewchristian.com