Team Lead Glebe/Vanier

Job description

Crossing Guard Team Lead 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!)! Find out more and apply today!

This position is for when Elementary Schools are in session, Guards are off for the summer. Team Leads work 3 hours a day, 1.5 hrs in the morning and 1.5 hrs in the afternoon. The pay is $23/hr plus $15 stipend to cover mileage.

The Team Lead position will provide necessary duties in “the field” at intersections and routes throughout the City, supporting both the Adult Crossing Guard (ACG) program and the Walking School Bus (WSB) program within operational school hours.

Adult Crossing Guards are responsible for the safe passage of children and the public through their assigned area, according to applicable safety standards and regulations. This individual will maintain a calm and professional demeanor at all times.

Team Lead in ZONE 6

Covers all intersections in the following neighbourhoods/areas:

  • The Glebe
  • Old Ottawa South
  • Vanier/Cummings
  • Gloucester/Beacon Hill
  • Rockcliffe Park
  • Sandy Hill
  • Blackburn Hamlet


  • Team Leads are responsible for all of the intersections and walking school bus routes (i.e., “sites”) that fall within their “Zone”.
  • Team Leads are responsible for building their schedule in such a way that they visit each one of their sites in both the morning and the afternoon at least once in a three-month time period. Team Leads may also be asked to go to specific sites for a certain reason and must be able to adjust their schedule accordingly.
  • Twice daily (at school bell times) Team Leads visit these sites to perform any of the various duties listed
  • Communicating with the Crossing Guards and Walking School Bus Leaders (i.e., answering questions, listening to/addressing concerns, building rapport etc.)
  • Liaising with the staff at various schools within a Zone
  • Performing Pedestrian Counts
  • Performing Physical Site Inspections (i.e., Pavement marking, assessing potential hazards, checking school zone signage, observing traffic patterns)
  • Training new Crossing Guards and WSB Leaders
  • Completing Crossing Guard and WSB Leader Performance Evaluations and Assessments
  • Promptly reporting any potentially dangerous situations to the School Zone Safety Program Coordinator
  • Promptly reporting Crossing Guard and WSB Leader absenteeism/performance issues to the School Zone Safety Program Coordinator
  • Distribution & Retrieval of Equipment
  • Dispersal of rewards and incentives to the Crossing Guards and WSB Leaders filling in as a Relief guard and Relief WSB Leader when other human resources are exhausted
  • Must have a valid, clean Police Record Check (PRC) for Vulnerable Sectors (can be completed during the application process; employment offer conditional upon competed PRC. Costs reimbursed by the OSC)
  • Must hold a valid G driver’s license with fewer than seven demerit points and maintain a clean record.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle as local travel is required.
  • A home computer and personal cell phone with data is required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to apply understanding to carry out instructions in written and verbal form.
  • A self-starter with a high degree of initiative.

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 1.5 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 Ottawa Safety Council

The Ottawa Safety Council is a local 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.