Responsible for the daily operation of the wading pool program within the city's parks. This includes ensuring the park is well maintained and safe for users.
Following all policies & procedures and safety guidelines set by the branch. This includes supervision of staff, training, and assisting with staff evaluations.
Guarding of participants in the wading pool / area, light maintenance monitoring water quality levels. Program planning / delivery of age appropriate activities and events, administrative duties and responding to public inquiries.
Education & Experience
High School Student : Minimum Grade 11
Minimum of four (4) months but less than eight (8) months of related experience is required : with City of Ottawa parks Wading Pool Program or equivalent
Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Current Standard First Aid / CPR level 'C' certification
Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) Operator Certificate
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.
English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
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 by 2010.
City of Ottawa Core Training.
Applicable Ottawa Parks & Recreation, 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.
Competencies & Skills
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 and required tools / equipment.
Ability to follow verbal and / or written directions / procedures.