Summer Student - Inclusive Recreation Integration Support Worker



Requisition ID: 11368 
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 
Multiple Positions
Salary Information: $18.750  - $20.050 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 mandate of City Wide Programs, Aquatics & Specialized Services is to provide strategic vision and innovative leadership in managing customer centric sports, physical activity, aquatics and recreation venues, programs and services for all ages, including the management of facilities and/or land, and for the delivery of indoor and outdoor recreation programs and services. This Service provides city wide access to adapted, therapeutic and integrated recreation programs, giving children, youth and adults with special needs the opportunity to participate in community recreation.

Under the guidance of a Coordinator, Inclusive Recreation, you are responsible for the supervision of children who have been previously diagnosed as having special needs and/or experiencing problems participating in mainstream camps. This includes program adaptation, intervention, recording information and instructing/mentoring camp staff to ensure inclusion and a supportive recreation environment for pre-school/children and youth with special needs (including behavioural and medical needs) registered in a City of Ottawa day camp. You may provide ongoing integration to ensure participants have a safe and enjoyable camp experience.


Post-secondary Student - completion of second year college or university, in a related child development field (Developmental Service Worker, Youth and Childcare Worker, Child Development Studies, Autism Studies, Psychology and/or Mental Health Related field, Therapeutic Recreation and/or Adapted Recreation)

Minimum of 8 months of related experience, working with preschoolers, school age children and/youth is required, including 600 hours of working with children and youth with special needs, camp counselor, leader or senior camp counselor, recreation and/or special needs programming, client care, program adaptation.


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


  • Knowledge of special needs population
  • Understanding the development and recreational needs of children
  • AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)
  • Legislation protecting rights of special needs client, populations
  • Services which may include practice guidelines and standards of client care
  • Physical Accessibility audit
  • Risk Management practices
  • City of Ottawa Core Training
  • Applicable Ottawa Parks & Recreation policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers


  • Training in feeding and other personal care requirements
  • Programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music
  • Ability to operate any required tools/equipment/assistive devices
  • 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
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures
  • Ability to promote teamwork and to work independently when appropriate
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, facilitation, leadership and programming planning skills
  • Documentation and sound written skills
  • Maintain a fun and safe environment
  • Good Judgement, leadership and team spirit
  • Shows initiative, Patient, Good role model
  • Trustworthy, Flexible, Creative, Outgoing, Reliable, Enthusiastic
  • Physically fit and able to participate in active recreation activities
  • 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.