Summer Student - Inclusive Recreation Assistant Camp Director

January 31 2024
Industries Public administration
Categories Administrative assistant,
Ottawa, ON • Full time

Requisition ID: 11364
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 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 the daily programming of an Inclusive Recreation unit camp. This includes program adaptation, intervention and collaboration with camp staff. You ensure inclusion and a supportive recreation environment for special needs pre-school/children and youth registered in camps, and that participants have a safe and enjoyable camp experience. You may also provide ongoing integration.


Post-secondary Student - completion of first year college or university in Recreation and Leisure, Psychology, Sociology, DSW, etc.

Minimum of 8 months but less than 1 year of related experience is required


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


  • 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 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

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Music and/or arts background, or sport specialist
  • City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation Core training


  • Ability to plan and implement recreation programs for preschoolers, children, youth and/or children with disabilities
  • Programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music
  • 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
  • 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 promote teamwork and to work independently when appropriate
  • Maintain a fun and safe environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership and programming planning skills
  • Good judgment, leadership and team spirit
  • Shows initiative
  • Patient
  • Good role model
  • Trustworthy
  • Leadership skills
  • Reliable
  • Flexible
  • Creative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Organized
  • 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.
  • 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 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.

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