Summer - Camp Counsellor

February 1 2021
Industries Public administration
Categories Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Arts, Culture, Recreation, Sports, Leisure, Entertainment
Ottawa, ON
Competition Number: 2021-EX-EN-53115666-01
Competition posting date: 2021-02-01
Competition closing date: 2021-08-27

Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department
Multiple Positions
Affiliation: Non Union/Non MPE
Salary: $14.250 per hour (2020 rates of pay)
Location: Various locations

Please note that the availability of positions in 2021 may be subject to Provincial regulations related to COVID-19.

Category: Summer Opportunities
Employment Group: Recreation and Culture

Job Summary

Responsible for the delivery of recreation, arts, aquatics or sports programs for preschoolers, children and youth during the summer months. The programs may take place indoors, outdoors, in one location or a variety of locations

To ensure participants have a safe and enjoyable camp experience.

Education & Experience

High School Student

No related experience is required

Language, Certificates & Licenses

• Current Standard First Aid/CPR "C" certification
• Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
• AODA Accessibility Training

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction. Candidates under the age of 18 will require a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check instead of a Vulnerable Sector Check.Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.

English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.

This job with the City of Ottawa requires employees to be 15 years of age prior to employment.


  • Understanding the development and recreational needs of children
  • Applicable City of Ottawa Recreation & Culture 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

Competencies & Skills

  • Programming skills in crafts, sports, games, creative play, stories and music
  • Experience working with preschoolers and/or school age children and/or youth
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures
  • Ability to accompany and supervise participants in a variety of environments including aquatic

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply" button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online .

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process 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, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, 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 (link sends e-mail) at 613-580-2424, extension 47411

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