Focus on Youth Officer - 35 hours per week
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Peterborough, ON
Focus on Youth Officer

(Temporary - Non Union Position)

Start date: As soon as possible

End Date: August 30, 2019

Salary: Category 1 - $26.87 + 4% vacation pay

35 hours/week

ALG Posting # 19-017

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board offers dynamic, high quality educational programs for nearly 33,000 elementary, secondary and adult students in the 100 schools within our jurisdiction. As part of our strategy to provide on-going support for our schools, the Board is now accepting resumes from qualified applicants for the full-time temporary position of a Focus on Youth Officer.

All positions in the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board support the schools priority of student achievement and the Board’s mission to educate our students to excel in learning, to succeed in life and to enrich our communities.

Employees demonstrate empathy and respect in all interactions, are committed to service excellence, and embrace change through innovation.

The purpose of the Focus on Youth Officer position is to coordinate and implement the Focus on Youth Summer Employment Program for at-risk youth.

Main Responsibilities:
Coordinate all aspects of the Focus on Youth Summer Student Program, as follows:
Promote the Focus on Youth program to secondary schools and recruit students for the program, including outreach to Guidance Counsellors and principals.
Identify students who fit the at-risk criteria for the program and coordinate summer student hires by arranging and conducting interviews.
Collaborate with summer camps and child care partners to identify and secure appropriate placements for students.
Coordinate summer student Orientation and training, by setting up sessions with First Aid providers, online training for workplace skills, and KPR Orientation day.
Conduct pre and post-assessment surveys with student participants and program partners.
Visit students at their placements throughout the summer, address any issues that arise through collaboration and maintain positive relationships with partners.
Provide various types of support to at-risk students in the program to help them develop social, emotional and professional skills to help them gain future employment and success.
Coordinate an end of summer celebration for the participants and partners
Complete a Ministry of Education report to help ensure the continued success and accountability of the program.
Other duties as assigned.

Direct supervision of Focus on Youth Summer Students.

Education & Experience Required:
Minimum two years post-secondary diploma in the area of community outreach, social work or the equivalent
Six months to one year experience working with at-risk students.

Specialized skills Required:
Experience working successfully with at-risk students.
A commitment to service excellence.
Demonstrated problem solving skills.
Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the school board, and community organizations, using a wide variety of communications.
Demonstrated experience developing and maintaining successful partnerships.
Experience successfully coordinating and implementing programs and/or project management experience.
Understanding of, or experience working with, child cares and/or summer camps.
Proficiency in a range of computer applications including Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, databases and presentation software.
Experience working in a School Board preferred.

Working Conditions:
Office and school environments.
Frequent travel, interruptions and distractions.
Moderate amounts of walking, standing, concentration, attention to details, visual exertion, keyboarding, and dealing with difficult people.

KPRDSB is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information about what this means in our organization, please refer to our website at (See "Employment" section).

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board fully supports those candidates with disabilities as they undergo our recruitment and selection procedures. Should you require accommodations during all or any part of these processes, please contact the Board in advance so that we may make the necessary arrangements.

A police records check, with a Vulnerable Sector Search and Pardoned Sexual Offenders Database Search, dated within 6 months prior to the date of hire, is a requirement for employment with this Board. Please note that there have been reports that it has taken some candidates up to 6 weeks to obtain a police check. With that in mind, we strongly recommend that you go about obtaining this search at your earliest convenience.

KPRDSB is committed to a workforce that is representative of the diversity of the people of Ontario and across the communities we serve. KPRDSB encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.