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Summer Student Camp Coordinator

Requisition ID: 1323 
Department: Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department 
Multiple Positions
Salary Information: $15.000  - $16.081 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 

 

JOB SUMMARY

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 or Recreation Supervisor, you are responsible for the coordination of recreation, arts, aquatics or sports programs for preschoolers, children and youth during the summer months. You provide daily supervision of staff, volunteers and Leaders in Training, 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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Post-secondary Student - completion of first year college or university

Minimum of 8 months but less than 1 year of related experience is required, including 300 hours of working as a Camp Counsellor/Leader or Senior Camp Counsellor

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENCES

Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
AODA Accessibility/IASR Training
Principles of Healthy Child Development training course - High Five
Quest 2 Tool training course - High Five is desirable
Certification in relevant coaching/aquatics/recreation programs is an asset

KNOWLEDGE

  • Understanding the developmental and recreational needs of children.
  • AODA - Accessibility Training (legislated as required training by 2010)
  • City of Ottawa Core Training
  •  Applicable City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation policies and procedures.
  • City of Ottawa cash handling procedures may be required.
  • 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 AND ABILITIES

  • 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
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff.
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates teamwork and leadership skills with the ability to motivate teams.
  • Physically fit and able to participate in recreation activities.
  • Capable of safe lifting techniques
  • Proper attire and footwear

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • 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. 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 

 

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.