Instructor, Inclusive Recreation (Part-time)



Requisition ID: 8825 

Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Service: Complexes, Aqua & Specialized Services  
Employment Type: 1 or more Part-time Continuous Positions – up to 24 hours per week 
Salary Information: $23.239   - $33.937 per hour (2024 rates of pay)   
Various Shifts: Days, Evenings, Weekends 
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult 
Location: Various locations 
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services
Application Close: 09/06/2024


Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services is responsible for the day-to-day operation of facilities and service delivery for recreation venues and programs, parks & recreation policies, and programs for cultural services. Ensures the operations, processes and services are customer-centric and efficient. The units deliver community recreation programs through geographically aligned areas across the City, aquatic, sport and physical activity programming for all ages, as well as programming to address the needs of individuals with disabilities and population segments who may experience barriers to access recreation services.

You are responsible to direct a therapeutic recreation Day Program for adults with disabilities including all functions relating to the delivery of the program offered through support of a community partner.


Post-secondary education in Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology, Recreation or related field.

Minimum of 5 years of experience working with adults with physical, development, sensory and other types of disabilities in a management of supervisory capacity. Experience supervising staff and volunteers.


Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
Crisis Prevention/Intervention training certificate
Behaviour Management training certificate
Alternative Communication Systems (ASL- American Sign Language) training
AODA Customer Service/IASR Training
Ergonomic Lifts and Transfers training


  • Legislation protecting the rights of special needs client and populations
  • Client care
  • Health and Safety legislation, policies and procedures
  • City of Ottawa and Parks &Recreation Branch Policies and Procedures
  • Alternate forms of communication, systems and services respecting principles of working with persons with disabilities, Therapeutic Service Models
  • Understanding of Health and Therapeutic Recreation Models of Service Delivery


  • Ability to lead groups
  • Conflict resolution skills
  • Displays initiative, reliability, and flexibility
  • Good judgment and discretion
  • Leadership Skills


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Note: Under the age of 18, requires a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check in place of the Vulnerable Sector Check.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.
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We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, people with disabilities, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions.

The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation.

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