Summer Youth Employment Program Work Permit

Have you been scheduled for a Summer Youth Employment Program orientation session? Make sure you follow the steps to complete the required documentation.

Based on Ohio law, all youth who will be 14 or 15 years old by June 1, 2014, will need a work permit to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program. Youth under the age of 14 are not permitted to work. If you require a Work Permit, you will not be permitted to work until Youth Opportunities Unlimited has received your documentation.

Attached is an application for your work permit with a completed employer section. This is NOT the actual work permit. Do not return this completed application to Youth Opportunities Unlimited – we can only accept the actual work permit.

When you have been scheduled for an Orientation session, you are able to get a work permit. YOU MUST BRING THE WORK PERMIT WITH YOU TO ORIENTATION.

HOW TO GET A WORK PERMIT

First, you and your parent/guardian must complete the first page of the application. Remember that your parent/guardian must sign this page at the bottom of the student section.

Second, a doctor must complete the Physician’s Certificate on the second page of the application. Your doctor will sign it to indicate that you have had a physical exam in the last twelve months and are healthy enough to work. If you had a physical to play sports for school, check with the school office to see if they have a copy of that to use for your work permit application.

Third, take the completed application to your school or school board to have them issue a work permit. All school districts are different, but your school’s office should be able to tell you where to go to have your permit issued. (See link to document below for additional details)

NOTE: When you submit your application for a work permit, both the 14 or 15 year old AND a parent/ guardian must be present. The student must also bring proof of age, either a birth certificate or State of Ohio ID.

WHEN YOUR WORK PERMIT APPLICATION IS COMPLETE:

For students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District:

If you attend a school in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, you will take your completed work permit application (with the completed Physician’s Certificate) to the Office of Hearings and Appeals:

1111 Superior Avenue ? Second Floor

Cleveland, Ohio 44114

(216) 838?0234

The summer hours for the work permit office are M?F: 9:30am?3:00pm.

For students outside the Cleveland Metropolitan School District:

If you attend a school in one of the following districts, please ask a YOU staff member at check?out, call the Summer Jobs Hotline at 216?776?3900, or consult your school office for information about where to receive your work permit.

BEDFORD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BEREA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

BROOKLYN CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

CLEVELAND CATHOLIC DIOCESE

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICT

EAST CLEVELAND CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

EUCLID CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

GARFIELD HEIGHTS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

LAKEWOOD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

MAPLE HEIGHTS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

PARMA PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

RICHMOND HEIGHTS SCHOOL DISTRICT

SHAKER HEIGHTS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

SOUTH EUCLID/LYNDHURST CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT

WILLOUGHBY?EASTLAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

If your district is not on this list, please contact your school’s Guidance Department for information.

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