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Student - Community Safety Ambassador

Student - Community Safety Ambassador

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City Manager's Office
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Corporate Strategic Services
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CA-ON-Thunder Bay
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As an equal opportunity employer, the City of Thunder Bay encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, members of visible minority groups and women.


Reasonable accommodations are available upon request for all parts of the recruitment process.


Application forms must reference the competition number and be submitted to Human Resources.


If you are offered a position as a summer student, you will be required to show proof of completing a full-time academic year (September to April) in 2017/2018 at a school, college, university or other educational institution. You may also be required to show proof of validity of your driver’s licence, professional licences, and/or education when such certification constitutes a job requirement or corporate program requirement.






Job Description

Position Summary:

Under the direction, coordination and supervision of the Coordinator – Crime Prevention Council (or designate) and Coordinator – Thunder Bay Drug Strategy (or designate) the Ambassadors will implement community safety activities within the South Core neighbourhood and other neighbourhoods, as required.


Major responsibilities:

  1. Promote neighbourhood safety & well-being
  2. Pick up garbage, including drug-related litter
  3. Provide education to the general public on community safety
  4. Engage with local businesses to increase community safety
  5. Identify current and/or emerging community safety issues
  6. Report incidents of graffiti
  7. Compile community safety data
  8. Utilize computer programs (Word and Excel) to input data related to community safety efforts
  9. Support the work of the South Core Public Safety Task Force and the Thunder Bay Drug Strategy Harm Reduction Working Group
  10. Support safety & well-being initiative of local service organizations
  11. Perform such other related duties as required





  • College or University level coursework in social sciences, community safety.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of social issues relating to poverty, homelessness, substance use, mental health, marginalization
  • Knowledge of harm reduction and related strategies
  • Understanding of the social determinants of health
  • Ability to work with the public in a courteous, tactful and respectful manner
  • Highly motivated and able to work well in a team environment
  • Must be a self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision
  • Must be physically capable of performing required duties
  • Must have a working knowledge of computers


Physical Demands:

  • This position requires constant standing/walking; frequent squatting/kneeling, and lifting



  • Knowledge of Municipal By-laws related to Property Standards
  • Knowledge of the South Core street system, and awareness of Thunder Bay neighbourhoods
  • Certificate in standard first aid and CPR


Conditions of Employment:

  • Must undergo a successful police records check, Type 1
  • Must be able to work some evenings and weekend shifts for special events