SummerInclusive Recreation Camp Counsellor

City of Ottawa - Ottawa, ON (6 months ago)

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Position: Summer - Inclusive Recreation Camp Counsellor

Competition Number: 2019-EX-EN-52353521-01

Competition posting date: 2019.02.22

Competition closing date: 2019.08.30

Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department
Multiple Positions
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE
Salary: $14.000 per hour (2019 rates of pay)
Location: Various locations

Category: Summer Opportunities
Employment Group: Recreation and Culture

Job Summary

Responsible for assisting with all functions related to the delivery of summer camp programs. Responsible for
direct client care and intervention, program adaptation. The programs may take place indoors, outdoors, in or
a variety of locations.

To ensure a safe and enjoyable camp experience for special needs children/ youth registered at camp.

Education & Experience

Post Secondary Student (completion of first year College or university):

  • College/ University (Nursing, Developmental Services Worker, Recreation and Leisure, or related field)
Minimum of eight (8) months but less than one (1) year of related experience is required:

  • Children/ Youth with special need
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for
stipulated academic requirements.

Language, Certificates & Licenses

  • Current Standard First Aid/CPR "C" certification
  • Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
  • AODA Accessibility Training
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s
satisfaction. Candidates under the age of 18 will require a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check
instead of a Vulnerable Sector Check.

English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.


  • Understanding the development and recreational needs of children.
  • AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Legislated training required by 2010.
  • City of Ottawa Core Training.
  • Applicable Ottawa Parks & Recreation, policies and procedures.
  • Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance.
  • Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or
actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be
taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City
policies and procedures.

Competencies & Skills

  • Programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music.
  • Experience working with children and/or youth with special needs.
  • Ability to operate and required tools/equipment.
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.
  • Ability to accompany and supervise participants in a variety of environments including aquatic.
  • Lift and transfers procedures (as instructed and trained) to avoid participant or self injury.
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We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process
will be contacted.

The City of Ottawa is committed to providing quality services by establishing a qualified workforce that
reflects the diverse population it serves. The City encourages applications from all qualified individuals.

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the
HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.