Summer Student-Camp Counsellor

City of Ottawa based in Ottawa, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Summer Student-Camp Counsellor. City of Ottawa is Canada’s capital, in the east of southern Ontario, near the city of Montréal and the U.S. border. Our Ottawa River has at its centre Parliament Hill, with grand Victorian architecture and museums such as the National Gallery of Canada, with noted collections of indigenous and other Canadian art. Our park-lined Rideau Canal is filled with boats in summer and ice-skaters in winter. The candidates who will get selected for the vacancy will be required to start the work as soon as possible.

Job Description:

Employer’s Name: City of Ottawa
Position: Summer Student-Camp Counsellor
Job Location: Ottawa, ON
No of Vacancies: To be determined
Salary: $15.500 per hour (2023 rates of pay)
Employment Type: Full time
Shifts: To be determined
Requisition ID: 5965
Department: Rec, Cultural & Facility Services Dept.
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE
Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment


Languages: Candidates must have knowledge of the English, French or Bilingual Language
Education: Candidates need standard educational qualification such as high school student
Experience: Candidates don’t need experience although having experience is an asset

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidate should be physically fit and able to participate in recreation activities
  • The candidate should be capable of safe lifting techniques and also be in a proper attire and footwear

Other Requirements:

  • The candidates should have certificates such as Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates, AODA Accessibility/IASR Training, Principles of Healthy Child Development training course – High Five is desirable and Certification in relevant coaching/aquatics/recreation programs is an asset
  • The candidate should be able to understand the development and recreational needs of children and also have AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Legislated training required by 2010
  • The candidate should have City of Ottawa Core Training and have the knowledge of Applicable City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation policies and procedures.
  • The candidate must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance and also 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.
  • The candidate having Leadership Development Certificate (LIT) is desirable
  • The candidate should have programming skills such as crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music and also have an experience in working with preschoolers and/or school age children and/or youth
  • The candidate should have the ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures, have the ability to accompany and supervise participants in a variety of environments including aquatic and also have the ability to work in a team setting or independently
  • The candidate should be able to maintain a fun and safe environment, have an excellent interpersonal communication skills and also have good organization skills
  • The candidate should have sound judgment skills, must be able to relate to children and be a good role model and also must be tactful, kind and patient
  • The candidate must be calm under pressure, must be creative and resourceful and also must be reliable and trustworthy
  • The candidate must be flexible and enthusiastic, must have good written and verbal communication skills and also must be able to work well in a team environment.
  • The candidate should be able to enjoy working with the public.
  • The candidate should be able to provide a police record check


  • The candidate should be 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 and also be responsible for the delivery of recreation, arts, aquatics or sports programs for preschoolers, children and youth during the summer months, 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.

How to apply:

If the position is fit for you and the basic requirements are fulfilled then you can now apply (along with your resume) through below mentioned details.

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We thank all the applicants for showing their interest and trust in us, however, only the most eligible candidates will be selected and conducted for further procedure directly from employers, in between no charges/fees or original documents will be asked from any applicant. All the best!

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