Summer Student -Wading Pool Supervisor



Requisition ID: 5962 

Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept. 

Multiple Positions

Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE

Salary Information: $17.700  - $19.000 per hour (2023 rates of pay)

City: Ottawa, ON 

Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment

Application Close: 01/09/2023


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 Program Coordinator, you are responsible for the daily operation of the wading pool program within the city’s parks, and following all policies & procedures and safety guidelines set by the branch. This includes supervision of staff, training, and assisting with staff evaluations, as well as supervision of participants in the wading pool/area. It also includes undertaking light maintenance, monitoring water quality levels, program planning/delivery of age appropriate activities and events, administrative duties and responding to public inquiries.


High School Student – Minimum Grade 11

Minimum of 4 months but less than 8 months of related experience is required, with City of Ottawa parks Wading Pool Program or equivalent


Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
AODA Accessibility/IASR Training
Current Lifeguard, Lifesaving, Water Safety or Swim Instructor, and/or related aquatics certificates are assets


  • Knowledge of the day to day operation of a wading pool site
  • Understanding the development and recreational needs of children
  • AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Legislated training required
  • City of Ottawa Core Training
  • Applicable Ottawa Recreation, Cultural, and Facility Services, aquatic 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 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


  • Experience in planning, delivery and evaluating recreation programs for preschool children and youth with disabilities in a park environment
  • Proven ability to lead peers, train, supervise and evaluate staff
  • Conflict management, problem solving and the ability to multi task in an outdoor environment
  • Ability to execute park programs for children
  • Ability to provide safe supervision in a wading pool environment
  • Ability to operate any required tools/equipment
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures
  • 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 judgment 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
  • Wear designated uniform (hat, whistle, footwear)
  • Good physical condition (ability to stand for long periods of time)


  • 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.