Second Chance Program Jobs

The Second Chance Program gives at risk juveniles ages 12-17 the opportunity to work under the supervision of a certified dog trainer to learn to provide basic obedience training to shelter dogs in preparation for adoption.

This partnership of kids and dogs works.  Our kids experience personal growth and earn the respect of their peer trainers, the staff, community partners, and their assigned dog.  They learn self-respect.  Second Chance dogs learn the good manners necessary to find a permanent, loving home.

Second Chance kids have a 7% recidivism rate and many come back with their families long after graduation to volunteer.  Obedience trained Second Chance dogs are  adopted into forever homes.

Second Chance is a fun, innovative, successful Guilford County JCPC funded program.  We are growing and we are looking for good people to help us grow our program.  If you have a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of children and dogs in our community, please take a look at our open positions and consider applying to become part of our team.

To apply for any open position, please submit your resume and cover letter to careers@pp4h.org. 

Data Manager

  • The successful data manager will have technical proficiency with the Microsoft Office productivity suite, including Excel and Word, as well as the aptitude and willingness to learn the ancillary data entry and management systems required by various grant funding agencies, including JCPC NC Allies, United Way CEVG, and State Employees Charitable Contribution Campaign.

    Location:  Greensboro, NC

    Type:  Permanent part-time position

    Schedule:  Variable | 20 – 30 hours per week

    Rate:  $15 per hour

    Job Responsibilities:

    • Develop PP4H forms compatible with grant regulations as required for tracking and reporting
    • Obtain, enter into the systems of record, and report against juvenile program participant entry (interview information) and exit data to include, participant profile, performance evaluation, community service hours accomplished, individual and program recidivism rates and date of program completion including time sheet totals, community service hours completed, completion of all signed entrance and exit questionnaires and permission/consent forms
    • Maintain canonical program data in Excel and complete required entry to ancillary systems in a timely fashion
    • Manage program canine data in system of record including dates of engagement, name of canine, name of shelter or rescue unit, and adoption information
    • Develop and provide projection charts for program admissions – (at time of interview chart projected start and completion dates to reveal program vacancies)
    • Develop a database of program participants, family contact information (include e-mail address if available), and volunteer contact information, including e-mail address and community service hours provided
    • Provide all data to Executive Director on an ongoing basis

    Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience managing data in Excel
    • Demonstrated analytical skills and technical aptitude for learning new systems
    • Highly organized and self-motivated
    • Strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of children and dogs
    • Ability to work and contribute to the success of a team
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Valid NC driver’s license
    • No history of child or animal abuse or neglect

    To apply for this job, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@pp4h.org.

Instruction Coodinator

  • Instructors must be able to teach basic life skills program participants, with a focus on development of the social skills necessary to overcome shyness, communicate effectively and avoid misunderstandings, initiate and carry out conversations, handle social requests, utilize both verbal and nonverbal assertiveness skills to make or refuse requests, and recognize that there are choices other than aggression or passivity when faced with tough situations.  Typical training techniques are instruction, modeling of behavior, practice and rehearsal, feedback, and reinforcement.

    All Second Chance Program staff must love kids and dogs, and have a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of both. Training sessions are conducted year-round at our facility, and this position requires the flexibility to adjust hours in order to provide coverage in the absence of other staff as needed.

    Location:   Greensboro, NC

    Type:  Permanent part-time position

    Schedule:  Summer Schedule | June 13 – August 27, 8 hours per week on Mondays and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Winter Schedule | September 2016 – June 2017, 4 hours per week on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Rate: $20 per hour

    Job Responsibilities: Oversee and conduct Second Chance educational sessions and personnel

    • Assist with scheduling and assisting program partners’ participation
    • Develop a bank of Interpersonal Skill Building teaching plans/modules in accordance with JCPC requirements that clearly define purpose, evaluation and outcome assessment tools 
    • Teach, oversee and schedule teaching sessions
    • Lead interactive discussion between visiting community partners and youth participants where co-engagement and social interaction allow the program participants and community partners to know one another  
    • Be an effective mentor and role model 
    • Teach and model the adult role such as honesty, individual initiative, integrity, responsibility, respect for others, respect for property, and respect of authority
    • Teach and model courtesy, manners, public behavior, meeting people, and reliability
    • Help youth participants evaluate their accomplishments and challenges during the current training session, and use these assessments to develop appropriate goals for the next session
    • Handle disruptive behaviors in a calm, professional manner
    • Document program participants’ progress weekly Complete all required paperwork accurately and on time

    Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of experience teaching life skills to juveniles such as conflict resolution and effective decision-making
    • Strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of children and dogs
    • Ability to teach and role model appropriate life skills to at-risk youth
    • Love for and ability to work successfully with dogs
    • Ability to work and contribute to the success of a team
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Valid NC driver’s license
    • No history of child or animal abuse or neglect

    To apply for this job, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@pp4h.org.

 

Assistant Dog Trainer

  • Over the course of the program, participants learn to earn the trust and respect of their animal, and transform their behavior in a way that makes a real difference in the animal’s future.  This is often a path of self-discovery for the program participants.  Typical training techniques are instruction, modeling of behavior, practice and rehearsal, feedback, and reinforcement.  

    All Second Chance Program staff must love kids and dogs, and have a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of both.  Training sessions are conducted year round at our facility, and this position requires the flexibility to adjust hours in order to provide coverage in the absence of other staff as needed.

    Location:   Greensboro, NC

    Type:  Permanent part-time position

    Schedule:  Summer Schedule | June 13 – August 27, 4 hours per week on Mondays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Winter Schedule | September 2016 – June 2017, 4 hours per week on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Rate: $15 per hour

    Job Responsibilities:  Assist the Dog Training Coordinator with conducting weekly dog obedience training sessions for youth and canine participants incorporating individual and team-building exercises, fun, interactive communication, leadership skills, and reflective activities for self-learning and self-expression:

    • Assist with set up of equipment, grounds, treats, aprons, and “poop” bags
    • Learn Second Chance training methods and assist participants and dogs with training during training sessions
    • While the Dog Training Coordinator is working with other kids, practice and encourage the youth you are working with to continue (stay with assigned kids and dogs)
    • Help with breakdown and moving equipment and supplies at end of each training session
    • Help chaperone youth during break time following training
    • Assist with workbook session and completion of forms
    • Assist Instruction Coordinator in educational and program partner presentations
    • Be an effective mentor and role model Teach and model the adult role such as honesty, individual initiative, integrity, responsibility, respect for others, respect for property, and respect of authority
    • Teach and model courtesy, manners, public behavior, meeting people, and reliability
    • Help youth participants evaluate their accomplishments and challenges during the current training session, and use these assessments to develop appropriate goals for the next session

    Qualifications:

    • Strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of children and dogs
    • Ability to teach and role model appropriate life skills to at-risk youth
    • Love for and ability to work successfully with dogs
    • Willingness to learn basic dog obedience training skills
    • Ability to work and contribute to the success of a team
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Valid NC driver’s license
    • No history of child or animal abuse or neglect

    To apply for this job, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@pp4h.org.

 

Assistant Instructor

  • Instructors must be able to teach basic life skills to program participants, with a focus on development of the social skills necessary to overcome shyness, communicate effectively and avoid misunderstandings, initiate and carry out conversations, handle social requests, utilize both verbal and nonverbal assertiveness skills to make or refuse requests, and recognize that there are choices other than aggression or passivity when faced with tough situations.  Typical training techniques are instruction, modeling of behavior, practice and rehearsal, feedback, and reinforcement.  

    All Second Chance Program staff must love kids and dogs, and have a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of both. Training sessions are conducted year-round at our facility, and this position requires the flexibility to adjust hours in order to provide coverage in the absence of other staff as needed.

    Location:   Greensboro, NC

    Type:  Permanent part-time position

    Schedule:  Summer Schedule | June 13 – August 27, 8 hours per week on Mondays and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Winter Schedule | September 2016 – June 2017, 4 hours per week on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Rate: $15 per hour

    Job Responsibilities: 

    • Assist Instruction Coordinator with developing teaching plans and conducting education sessions
    • Assist Instruction Coordinator in participant evaluations and outcome assessments
    • Lead interactive discussion between visiting community partners and youth participants where co-engagement and social interaction allow the program participants and community partners to know one another
    • Be an effective mentor and role model
    • Teach and model the adult role such as honesty, individual initiative, integrity, responsibility, respect for others, respect for property, and respect of authority
    • Teach and model courtesy, manners, public behavior, meeting people, and reliability
    • Help youth participants evaluate their accomplishments and challenges during the current training session, and use these assessments to develop appropriate goals for the next session
    • Document program participants’ progress weekly
    • Complete all required paperwork accurately and on time

    Qualifications:

    • Strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of children and dogs
    • Ability to teach and role model appropriate life skills to at-risk youth
    • Willingness to become certified in LifeSkills instructor training
    • Ability to work and contribute to the success of a team
    • Love for and ability to work successfully with dogs
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Valid NC driver’s license
    • No history of child or animal abuse or neglect

    To apply for this job, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@pp4h.org.

Program Coordination Assistant

  • All Second Chance Program staff must love kids and dogs, and have a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of both. Training sessions are conducted year-round at our facility, and this position requires the flexibility to adjust hours in order to provide coverage in the absence of other staff as needed.

    Location:   Greensboro, NC

    Type:  Permanent part-time position

    Schedule:  Summer Schedule | June 13 – August 27, 8 hours per week on Mondays and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Winter Schedule | September 2016 – June 2017, 4 hours per week on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Rate: $10 per hour

    Job Responsibilities: 

    • Provide transport for program dogs as needed
    • Help organize weekly training sessions including facility setup and tear down preparations
    • Assist Dog Trainers and Instructors as needed to provide program sessions

    Qualifications:

    • Strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of children and dogs
    • Love for and ability to work successfully with dogs
    • Ability to work and contribute to the success of a team
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Valid NC driver’s license and a clean driving record
    • No history of child or animal abuse or neglect

    To apply for this job, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@pp4h.org.

Social Media Assistant

  • All Second Chance Program staff must love kids and dogs, and have a strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of both. Training sessions are conducted year-round at our facility, and this position requires the flexibility to adjust hours in order to provide coverage in the absence of other staff as needed.

    Location:   Greensboro, NC

    Type:  Permanent part-time position

    Schedule:  Summer Schedule | June 13 – August 27, 8 hours per week on Mondays and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Winter Schedule | September 2016 – June 2017, 4 hours per week on Saturdays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

    Rate: $15 per hour

    Job Responsibilities: 

    • Photograph class sessions and program events
    • Actively manage program social media sites, including Facebook
    • Provide support for program staff as needed

    Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated photography skills
    • Experience managing Facebook pages
    • Strong desire to make a positive difference in the lives of children and dogs
    • Love for and ability to work successfully with dogs
    • Ability to work and contribute to the success of a team
    • At least 21 years of age
    • Valid NC driver’s license and a clean driving record
    • No history of child or animal abuse or neglect

    To apply for this job, please send your resume and cover letter to careers@pp4h.org.