Summer Student - Inclusive Recreation Camp Director



Requisition ID: 11369 
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Multiple Positions
Salary Information: $20.050  - $22.850 per hour (2024 rates of pay)
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE    
City: Ottawa, ON 
Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment 
Application Close: 30/08/2024 



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 Coordinator, you direct the day-to-day operation of an Inclusive Recreation Unit camp, working with children, youth, or adults with special needs in a therapeutic recreational or social skills summer camp. You are included in the child/youth staff ratio and are responsible for direct client care and intervention, program adaptation and daily staff management to ensure a safe and enjoyable camp experience for all registered at camp.


Post-secondary Student - completion of second year college or university in Recreation, Child Care/Youth Worker, Kinesiology, or Physical Education

Two years or more of related experience is required Knowledge:


Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
AODA Accessibility/IASR Training
Crisis Prevention/Intervention training certificate
Alternative Communication Systems (ASL- American Sign Language) training is desirable
Ergonomic Lifts and Transfers training
Principles of Healthy Child Development training course - High Five is desirable
Quest 2 Tool training course - High Five is desirable


  • Legislation protecting rights of special needs client population
  • Health and safety legislation, policies, procedures and client care •
  • Knowledge of learning disabilities and appropriate intervention strategies, social skills development and task analysis process 
  • Understanding the development and recreational needs of children 
  • AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Legislated training
  • 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 workplace, 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.


Desirable Qualifications:

  • Music, Arts, or specialty in sports or fitness
  • City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation Core training


  • Ability to plan, operate any evaluate recreation programs for preschoolers, children, youth and adults with disabilities
  • Experience and demonstrated ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff
  • Programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music
  • Previous experience working in a leadership role
  • Experience planning and implementing recreation programs for preschoolers, children, youth and/or children with disabilities • Ability to operate any 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
  • Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands
  • Ability to promote teamwork and to work independently when appropriate
  • Maintain a fun and safe environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership and programming planning skills
  • Energetic and eager to participate in active recreation activities
  • Good judgment, leadership and team spirit
  • Shows initiative
  • Patient, trustworthy
  • Good role model
  • Leadership skills
  • Reliable, flexible and creative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Organized
  • Proper attire and footwear


  • 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 members of Indigenous, Black and other racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women and non-binary persons, persons of all ethnic origins, religions, sexual orientations, classes, gender identities and expressions. 
Candidates are encouraged to self-identify as a member of one or more designated employment equity groups in the self-identification questionnaire.


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.