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2/20/2019
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Education
Youth Intern - Vocational Intervention Project (VIPI)
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Topeka Public Schools | Topeka, KS
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Job Description

Reports To: Assigned Transition Coordinator

Position Purpose:

The Vocational Intervention Project is a job training program. Youth are placed in the project to obtain work skills, explore education opportunities, and develop career plans. The goal for the project is to assist youth with area's needed to become independent.

Qualifications:

* Topeka Public School Youth - 11th and 12th grades - 16-19 years of age


* Graduated or Youth who have attended Topeka Public Schools 17-24 years of age



Physical/Emotional Requirements: (The incumbent may be required to use the below requirements during any part of the working day.)

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to interact with staff and to meet demands from several people. The employee is responsible for the work output of others. On occasion, the employee may be required to work extended hours.

Requirements:

* Complete the online application for USD 501 - with a resume attached
* Complete application with Topeka 501 Transition Coordinator to determine eligibility for the program.

(Must meet requirements of the Workforce Innovative Opportunities Act - WIOA)

During the training project youth will receive services in:

* Career Development
* Interest surveys
* Goal setting
* Application completion
* Resume update and letter writing
* Interview skills
* Skills assessment
* Develop a plan (to include career and training options)
* Work Experience
* On the job training in areas of interest
* This is determined by the Transition Coordinator and participating youth
* Duties will be specific to assigned worksite
* Youth will be observed and evaluated monthly for progress

YOUTH ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL AND/OR YOUTH WHO HAVE COMPLETED CNA (Health Care Tech) PROGRAMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. POSSIBLE OPPORTUNITIES AND PLACEMENTS MAY BE MADE THROUGH THE USD #501 - STORMONT VAIL - TOPEKA PUBLIC SCHOOL SPONSORED PROJECT.

* Additional information for health care opportunities available upon application

Terms of Employment:

Eligible youth will be paid 7.25 per hour not to exceed 30 hours per week.

(Internships will not exceed 500 hours within the calendar year of the project)

Evaluation:

Youth will be evaluated and reports filed monthly on performance.

Significant associations:

The performance responsibilities are not limited to those outlined in this description and may include any other responsibilities as assigned by the administrator/supervisor.

About Topeka Public Schools

Topeka Public Schools has taken many initiatives to make sure students are safe while at school, now the school district is hoping to make Topeka a safer community. This morning, the school district announced its TPS Reports Crime Program. "Topeka Public Schools has a large number of drivers on the streets every day from bus drivers to delivery drivers to administrators visiting schools," said TPS Director of School Safety Ron Brown. "They will receive training on what to look for and how to report crimes they see". Soon, many of the school district's vehicles will have stickers saying Topeka Public Schools Reports Crime along with a phone number to call. "The stickers will serve as a visual reminder that Topeka Public Schools is committed to crime reduction to make Topeka the safest capital city in America," said Brown. The TPS Reports Crime initiative is a partnership that involves Crime Stoppers, SafeStreets and the Topeka Police Department.