Summer Student – Inclusive Recreation Camp Counselor

City of Ottawa based in Ottawa, ON is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Summer Student – Inclusive Recreation Camp Counselor. 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 – Inclusive Recreation Camp Counselor
Job Location: Ottawa, ON
No of Vacancies: To be determined
Salary: $15.500 to $16.034 per hour (2023 rates of pay)
Employment Type: Full time
Shifts: To be determined
Requisition ID: 5969
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 completion of first year college or university in Nursing, Developmental Services Worker, Recreation and Leisure, or related field
Experience: Candidates need an experience of 8 months to 1 year

Physical Requirements:

  • The candidate should be physically fit and be able to participate in active recreation activities
  • The candidate should be able to be in a proper attire and footwear

Other Requirements:

  • The candidate should be able to work indoor, outdoor and on a variety of locations
  • The candidates having certificates such as 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, Principles of Healthy Child Development training course – High Five is desirable
  • The candidate should have the knowledge of Children/Youth with special needs
  • The candidate should be able to understand the development and recreational needs of children also have AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) Legislated training
  • The candidate should have City of Ottawa Core Training also have the knowledge of Applicable Ottawa Parks & Recreation, policies and procedures.
  • The candidate must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance and also 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.
  • The candidate should have programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music.
  • The candidate should have an experience working with children and/or youth with special needs
  • The candidate should be able to maintain a fun and safe environment and also have excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership and programming planning skills.
  • The candidate should have interest or experience working with people with disabilities.
  • The candidate should have skills such as good judgment, leadership and team spirit, Shows initiative, Patient, Good role model, Trustworthy, Leadership skills, Reliable, Flexible, creative, Enthusiastic and Organized
  • 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
  • The candidate should be responsible for assisting with all functions related to the delivery of summer camp programs to ensure a safe and enjoyable camp experience for special needs children/youth registered at the camp also be able to provide direct client care and intervention, and program adaptation
  • The candidate should be able to operate any required tools/equipment and also be able to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.
  • The candidate should be able to accompany and supervise participants in a variety of environments including aquatic and also lift and transfers procedures (as instructed and trained) to avoid participant or self injury
  • The candidate should be able to promote teamwork and to work independently when appropriate.

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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