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Summer Student Senior Camp Counsellor

Requisition ID: 1335 
Department: Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department 
Multiple Positions
Salary Information: $15.000  - $15.000 per hour (2022 rates of pay)
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE    
City: Ottawa, ON  
Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment; Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services 
Application Close: 02/09/2022 



The Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services department is responsible for building a healthy, inclusive and vibrant City, as well as ensuring that communities, residents and visitors have access to the recreation and cultural places, programs, events and services that allow them to experience all the benefits the City has to offer, and overseeing Buildings and Facilities Management for improved service delivery integration, ensuring the best possible client experience in City facilities.

Under the guidance of a Program Coordinator, you are responsible for delivering and leading recreation, arts, aquatics or sports programs for preschoolers, children and youth during the summer months. You also supervise other camp counsellors and ensure participants have a safe and enjoyable camp experience. The programs may take place indoors, outdoors, in one location or a variety of locations.


High School Graduate entering college/university in the fall

Less than 4 months of related experience is required; experience working in a recreational environment


AODA Accessibility/IASR Training
Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
Principles of Healthy Child Development training course - High Five is desirable
Certification in relevant coaching/aquatics/recreation programs is an asset


  • 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 City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.


  • Programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music.
  • Experience working with preschoolers and/or school age children and/or youth.
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.
  • Ability to accompany and supervise participants in a variety of environments including aquatic.
  • Experience planning and operating recreation programs for preschoolers, children and/or youth.
  • Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills
  • Ability to work in a team setting or independently
  • Maintain a fun and safe environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication, leadership and programming skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Sound judgement in difficult situations
  • Must be able to relate to children and be a good role model
  • Must be tactful, kind and patient
  • Must be calm under pressure
  • Must be creative and resourceful
  • Must be reliable and trustworthy
  • Must be flexible and enthusiastic
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Enjoy working with the public.
  • Physically fit and able to participate in recreation activities.
  • Capable of safe lifting techniques
  • Proper attire and footwear


  • Language Requirement:        
  • Police Record Check: 
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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, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, 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.