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School Crossing Guard - OTT

Ottawa, Ontario, CanadaOttawa - 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 Crossing Guards who love their jobs - some have worked as OSC Crossing Guards for 20 years (and counting!)!

Shifts range from 40 minutes to 2 hours, during the morning and afternoon school bell times, Monday to Friday.

Shift wage rates start at $19.60/shift for a shift 60 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.

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.

CLICK HERE to see a map of all of the Crossing Guard locations that the OSC manages in Ottawa!

Job requirements

Here's what we need from you:

  • Recent Vulnerable Sector Police Records Check (PRC) (Can be completed during the application process.  Costs are reimbursed by the OSC.  Employment offer conditional upon a PRC)
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills in English
  • Ability to interact and cooperate with people of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Ability to work independently and complete daily activities according to a work schedule
  • Ability to walk briskly, move repeatedly in and out of the intersection, and stand for up to 2 hrs
  • 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
  • Ability to dress appropriately for, and perform moderate physical labour under adverse weather conditions

About the OSC

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

The Ottawa Safety Council is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness that reflects the diverse residents that we serve.  We encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply.  Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.