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Community Living Chatham-Kent is recruiting a PLACEMENT SUPERVISOR for the School Days to Pay Days program.  This project is designed to assist youth who have an intellectual disability, and/or are at-risk youth in transition gain real-life job experience in a greenhouse during the course of a co-op in the hopes of receiving a real job at completion.


 The ideal candidate will have post-secondary certification in the Education field or Human Services.  Experience developing curriculum and experience working with young people facing barriers to employment would be an asset.  In addition, must possess strong computer skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, be a self-starter, able to work independently, and have the ability to handle multiple projects in a fast paced environment. 

Hours:  35 hours per week

This is a 2 year contract position commencing June 2018.


POSITION TITLE:            Placement Supervisor

DEPARTMENT:                JOBWORX


The School Days to Pay Days program is designed to assist youth who have an intellectual disability, and /or are at-risk youth in transition, that are approaching the end of their secondary school academic term, to register into a co-operative education, two-credit course.  Real-life job experience in a green house will be provided during the course of the co-op in the hopes of receiving a real job at completion.

The Placement Supervisor will work cooperatively with secondary school instructors to provide students with the required elements to complete the program as identified in their Individual Education Plan.  The Placement Supervisor will effectively and decisively manage an assigned support system ensuring overall effectiveness in the areas of person-centred planning, evaluation of satisfaction, and outcomes.  The Placement Supervisor will ensure supports are provided in a manner that promotes care, welfare, safety, and security.


1.        Related to People Receiving Services and Supports

­         Provides services that reflect the Agency’s goal, vision, mission, and beliefs

­         Incorporate and provide transportation for students to and from school to Community Living Chatham-Kent JOBWORX office and co-op placement

­         Provide time and assistance to students to help them prepare for the workplace as required

­         Provide opportunities to practise social and workplace skills.

-          Provides supports based on individual needs and desires

-          Enhance self-determination and empowerment through:

·         imparting full information/options available;

·         supporting follow through on personal decisions;

·         providing information on personal rights, how to exercise rights and the resulting responsibilities;

·         promotes self-advocacy and advocates for others who have difficulty speaking for themselves;

·         fostering independence by encouraging personal growth and learning from life’s experiences and opportunities


1.        Related to People Receiving Services and Supports Cont’d:

-          Promote equal respect for people within the community through:

·         enhancing public awareness through respectful and dignified interactions;

·         ensuring human rights are upheld;

·         presenting oneself as a positive and professional role model;

·         maintaining students’, and business confidentiality

-          Develop supports by determining and prioritizing needs and ensuring that guidelines are developed and followed through

-          Assumes accountability of day-to-day routines as required 

-          Carries out other related duties as assigned

-          Maintains resilience by consistently providing quality service and supports


2.        Related to Policy Development

 ­         Ensures all Community Living Chatham-Kent Program Policies, Practices and Procedures, and accreditation standards are communicated and adhered to  

­         Ensures all Ministry of Community and Social Services and other legislative requirements are maintained to standards

­         Demonstrates creative problem solving and decision making, based on policies and training


3.        Related to Human Resources

­         Promotes a cordial, harmonious, risk-free working atmosphere that is respectful of the contributions of students

­         Provides a supportive learning environment that facilitates students growth and development while holding people accountable for performance

­         Participates in student planning meetings with secondary school co-op instructors, and other personnel requested by the school board.

­         Manages and follows through on change initiatives

­         Leads others by inspiring confidence in the Agency’s goal, vision, mission, and beliefs


4.        Related to Financial Management

­         Follows established internal control and Accounting policies and procedures

­         Complete required funding performance reports to the Ministry of Community  and Social Services

­         Anticipates and plans for addressing future program changes, opportunities, and problems.  These plans and resulting implementation are in keeping with the strategic direction of the Agency

­         Possesses an understanding of resource management by making decisions that are efficient and effective


5.        Related to Health and Safety

­         Carries out responsibilities following the recommended guidelines of Community Living Chatham-Kent Health and Safety Policy Statements, the  School Boards and co-op placement facilities’ expectations, the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Ministry of Health, and the Workplace Safety & Insurance Board

­         Ensures health and safety program requirements are maintained to standards

­         Promotes a healthy and safe work environment


6.        Related to Community Development

­         Represents Community Living Chatham-Kent in a manner that conveys the culture and philosophy of the agency

­         Assists in the identification and development of resources and supports in communities

­         Establishes professional relationships/networks in the field and the community

­         Promotes inclusive communities

­         Provides advocacy and promotes self-advocacy

­         Promotes the full citizenship of students receiving service

­         Acts as an advocate for change that will help the agency accomplish strategic objectives

­         Promotes the goal, vision, mission, and beliefs of Community Living Chatham-Kent


7.        Related to Documentation

­         Develop program and resources

­         Develop and provide presentations related to skills required to work in a greenhouse

­         Develop an evaluation report of pilot year, and project evaluation report at the end of funding and present report(s) to partners.

­         Cultivate and share resources and materials developed throughout the project with partners

­         Develop and provide to partners a progress report each semester


8.        Related to Agency Property and Equipment

­         Ensures all agency, school board, and greenhouse property and equipment is treated with due care and respect


9.    Related to Communications

­         Liaises with parents, guardians, Agency services, staff, and students

­         Maintains effective working relationships, partnerships or networks of contacts

­         Continuously updates the Manager on program-related matters and where necessary, will inform the Executive Director of situations which could become contentious for the agency

­         Cooperates in the coordination and implementation of supports within the Agency to ensure the provision of effective individualized service        


10.   Related to Committee Functions

­         Actively participates in meetings and on internal committees as assigned by the Manager



Other related duties as assigned.

Ability to support and meet people at various locations, in a timely manner, throughout Chatham-Kent, is a requirement of this position.



The Placement Supervisor is directly accountable to the JOBWORX Manager.



Normal hours of work are 35 per week, with starting times established by the JOBWORX Manager through the dictates of the program.  Considering the professional nature of this position, the Placement Supervisor will attend necessary events outside normal working hours and work a flexed work day as required.



As outlined in the Agency’s Personnel Policies, which are an integral part of this job description.



Post-secondary education in Human Services or Education with experience working with young people facing barriers to employment.    


Please submit your résumé by June 8, 2018 to:

Lesa Jansen, Human Resources Manager, Community Living Chatham-Kent, P.O. Box 967, 650 Riverview Drive Unit 2, Chatham ON N7M 5L3, or electronically to or fax 519-352-5459. 

Community Living Chatham-Kent embraces a culture of diversity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.  Physical accommodations required during the hiring process will be made upon request.

We thank all applicants; however, only those being interviewed will be contacted.