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On-Call School Crossing Guard - TORONTO

Toronto, Ontario, CanadaToronto - Crossing Guard

Job description

Are you looking for a part-time job that makes a difference in your community?

If so, join our team! Enjoy a work-life balance, meet new people, and be a part of a team of On-Call Crossing Guards who love their jobs - some have worked as OSC Crossing Guards for 20 years (and counting!)!


Shifts range from 1hr and 15 minutes to 2.5 hours, during the morning, lunch and afternoon school bell times, Monday to Friday.

Shift wage rates start at $35/shift for a shift 1hr and 15 minutes or under and increase depending on the length of the shift.*

*Shift wage rates may be subject to change prior to the start of the 2023-24 school year

  • On-Call crossing guards also make a $50 premium per diem to be on call for the full day, regardless of whether you get called or not.
  • On-Call crossing guards must be available daily for all shifts, Mon-Fri.

Here's what you'll do as a Crossing Guard

Crossing Guards cover shifts at the morning school bell times for student arrival, lunchtime bells and afternoon school bell times for student dismissal. Crossing Guards are responsible for ensuring that children travelling to and from school pass safely through their assigned crossing. Crossing Guards are safety figures and are important and engaged members of the community that keep our children safe.

Here are the specific job duties:

  • Direct and escort pedestrians across the street, stopping traffic as necessary.
  • Communicate traffic, crossing rules, and other information to students and adults.
  • Report unsafe student behaviour to school officials.
  • Inspect your intersection on a daily basis and report any unsafe conditions.
  • Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross. Create safe gaps in high traffic situations by asserting your authority to stop traffic.
  • Be aware of emergency vehicles approaching the area and ensure that they have priority over vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

About The Ottawa Safety Council
The Ottawa Safety Council (OSC) is a non-profit organization since 1957 that delivers best-in-class road safety services, education, training, and awareness to guide communities towards safer roads, no matter how travelled.

Diversity, Inclusion and Equal Employment Opportunity
The OSC is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diversity of the residents that we serve. We encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities to apply. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Mission, Vision and Values
The mission of the OSC is to deliver best-in-class road safe services, education, training and awareness throughout our communities. The vision of the OSC is to guide communities towards safe roads, no matter how travelled. The OSC’s values are rooted in:

  • Integrity, honesty and professionalism
  • Sustainable programs and organizational goals that promotes wellness and safety.
  • Road safety through prevention and education
  • Collaboration and empowerment through community engagement

Job requirements

Core Competencies

  • Customer Focus
  • Communication
  • Physical Stamina, Mental Alertness
  • Ability to Cope with Stress
  • Problem Solving
  • Accountability and Dependability
  • Ethics and Integrity

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct or escort pedestrians across the street, stopping traffic as necessary.
  • Maintain focus and avoid disruptions while escorting students and pedestrians across the street
  • Communicate traffic, crossing rules, and other information to students and adults.
  • Report unsafe student behaviour to school officials.
  • Inspect your intersection on a daily basis and report any unsafe conditions to the Ottawa Safety Council and/or the City of Toronto.
  • Monitor traffic flow to locate safe gaps through which pedestrians can cross.
  • Be aware of emergency vehicles approaching the area and ensure that they have priority over vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
  • Record license plates of dangerous motorists and report to appropriate officials.
  • Comply with all safety requirements and wear all required equipment (provided)
  • Maintain a calm and professional demeanor at all times.

Position Requirements

  • Availability to work Monday to Friday (all AM, lunch and PM shifts)
  • Must be available to take on shifts when called during the course of the day.
  • Availability to work at all intersections identified in your indicated ward/neighborhoods
  • Recent Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check (PRC) (Can be completed post interview process if advised to. Costs are reimbursed by the OSC. Employment offer conditional upon a PRC)
  • The OSC will reimburse you for the costs of the PRC after 3 months of employment. If the costs are prohibitive, please let us know ASAP. Your offer of employment is conditional upon a completed PRC - Level 3 - Vulnerable Police Record Check.

  • Smart Phone with access to Data (mandatory) – required to clock in and out of your shift
  • Drivers licenses and access to a vehicle – required
  • Must have a valid Standard First Aid with CPR C certification
  • Effective communication (verbal and listening) skills in English
  • Ability to interact and cooperate with people of diverse ages, identities and backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to a work schedule
  • Confirmation of physical health from a licensed physician may be required. Reference to full manual dexterity and multi-limb coordination essential. Due to the requirements of the position, accommodations due to health may be limited.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to walk briskly, move repeatedly in and out of the intersection, and stand for up to 1.5 hours
  • Stand and maintain alertness for the entirety of the shift
  • Ability to hold a 5-lb Stop Sign Paddle above shoulder height for extended periods of time
  • 20/20 Vision (with or without corrective lenses) along with adequate depth and peripheral perception
  • Accountable to work in all environmental conditions. Environmental conditions may include but are not limited to snowstorms, freezing rain, cold temperatures, rain, heat waves, humidity, hot temperatures and dust, etc.
  • Ability to dress appropriately for, and perform moderate physical labour during all weather conditions
  • Hazards associated with high traffic conditions.

How to Apply

  • Please apply here: www.crossing-guard.ca

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