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The Ottawa Safety Council is an equal opportunity employer. We are dedicated to building an organization that celebrates and supports diversity and inclusion. We pride ourselves on creating a safe work environment that reflects the various needs of our clients and the communities we serve.

When you work at the Ottawa Safety Council, you are working with an organization that makes an impact in the lives of children and communities. You are a part of a team that is building a better, safer place to live.

We’re always hiring!

We seek highly motivated individuals looking to bring positive changes to the community. We offer a safe, healthy and friendly work environment and encourage a work-life balance. We provide learning and development opportunities, mentoring, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) where required.

Our team of Administrative staff, Adult Crossing Guards, Program Coordinators and Managers, and Public Safety Outreach Instructors work to change how children and adults view road safety.

Current Opportunities

Crossing Guard Positions

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Program Coordinator - School Zone Safety

The OSC is looking for a competent Program Coordinator with 3-5 years of related experience to undertake a variety of administrative, scheduling and program management tasks supporting the organizations Adult Crossing Guard (ACG), WalkSafe and CycleSafe programs. The candidates time will be split between the programs, with 50% dedicated to assisting the ACG Coordinator with the day to day scheduling of crossing guard shifts and the other 50% dedicated to planning, organizing and scheduling WalkSafe and CycleSafe presentations. 

In short, the candidate will carry out important operational duties related to supervising presenters, tracking time and attendance, as well as maintaining presentation bookings. They will maintain equipment inventories, aid in program budgeting and implement systems to streamline operations and track customers. The will be key in the outreach and promotion of the WalkSafe / CycleSafe programs within elementary schools, the community at large and in communications with various stakeholders that benefit from the Ottawa Safety Councils programs. With this, a candidate who is bilingual in both official languages is preferred.

This position would be ideal for someone with senior administration experience that would like to take on a more challenging role with program coordination and/or someone with an established program coordination background and strong organizational skills.  For this position it is critical to have excellent time management skills, be highly organized and detail-oriented, as well have the ability to work and stay calm under pressure and prioritize tasks effectively. Additional experience in program development and in supporting human resources are an asset.

We would like to thank all Applicants for their interest however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If selected for an interview, please advise our HR / Office Manager if you require accommodation during the interview and assessment process.

Applicants can send their resume, complete with cover letter to hr@ottawasafetycouncil.ca or via fax to 613-238-8744 attention HR/Office Manager. Due to Covid restrictions, we will not be accepting in-person applications.

Deadline to apply is noon, February 19, 2021, however in the event applications are in excess, we may in our discretion close the application process early.

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WalkSafe Pedestrian Safety Presenters

Job Description

  • Part-Time Seasonal Employment
  • 0-20 hours per week – Hours and days are dependant on school bookings
    Availability to work between the hours of 7:30-4pm

OVERVIEW

Ottawa Safety Council is a local non-profit organization who works with community partners to deliver best in class safe road services, training and awareness programs to guide communities to road safety, no matter how traveled.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Ottawa Safety Council seeks part-time, seasonal WalkSafe Presenters to provide pedestrian safety education to elementary school children within the Ottawa and surrounding area. Presentations are requested during the school year by Ottawa area schools and are funded primarily by the City of Ottawa. The ideal candidate will deliver high energy, engaging, kid friendly presentations. Presenters are responsible for general maintenance, transportation and set up of all materials.

CORE COMPENTENCIES

COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS

  • The ideal candidate will have French as a first language skills, as well correspond in English
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Exemplary Presentation skills in both French and English
  • Excellent communication skills for working with Principals and teachers
  • Exemplary customer service and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work independently while keeping communication open and transparent with the WalkSafe/Cycle Safe Coordinator and School Zone Safety Manager.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience delivering and promoting programs (previous experience promoting parenting and/or family programs and services and/or programs in the community a distinct asset)
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience planning and organizing
  • Preference to ECE, teachers or recreation instructors

PERSONAL SUITABILITY

  • Dedicated work ethic, positive attitude and energetic approach to education and road safety
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work and thrive in a collaborative and complex team environment
  • Initiative, dedication and attention to detail
  • Excellent time-management, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Be accountable and dependable

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Ottawa-Carleton region
  • Driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

When working, you will be the face of the Ottawa Safety Council representing our School Zone Safety programs and will be key to our customer intimacy policy involving the students, community and stakeholders. Ottawa Safety Council expects all representatives to conduct themselves in a manner that adheres to our policies outlined in employee handbooks and employee contracts.

If you are passionate about working with your community and strive to be a part of a growing non-profit committed to your community’s safety, please send a cover letter and resume via email to: hr@ottawasafetycouncil.ca

CycleSafe Bike Rodeo Instructors

Job Description

  • Part-Time Seasonal Employment
  • 0-15 hours per week – Hours and days are dependant on bookings
  • Availability weekday & weekends

OVERVIEW

Ottawa Safety Council is a local non-profit organization who works with community partners to deliver best in class safe road services, training and awareness programs to guide communities to road safety, no matter how traveled.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Ottawa Safety Council seeks part-time, seasonal CycleSafe Instructors to provide bicycle safety education to children within the Ottawa and surrounding area. Bike Rodeos are requested on occasion throughout the spring, summer and early fall.

The ideal candidate will deliver high energy, engaging, kid friendly programs. Instructors are responsible for general maintenance, transportation and set up of all materials. 

CORE COMPENTENCIES 

COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS

  •  The ideal candidate will fluently speak English, French would be considered an asset
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • Exemplary Presentation skills
  • Exemplary customer service and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to work independently while keeping communication open and transparent with the WalkSafe/Cycle Safe Coordinator and School Zone Safety Manager.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Experience delivering and promoting programs (previous experience promoting parenting and/or family programs and services and/or programs in the community a distinct asset)
  • Experience working with children
  • Experience planning and organizing
  • Personal Suitability
  • Dedicated work ethic, positive attitude and energetic approach to education and road safety
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work and thrive in a collaborative and complex team environment
  • Initiative, dedication and attention to detail
  • Excellent time-management, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Be accountable and dependable

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check
  • Willingness to travel throughout the Ottawa-Carleton region
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  •  CanBike Certification preferred 

PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

When working, you will be the face of the Ottawa Safety Council representing our School Zone Safety programs and will be key to our customer intimacy policy involving the students, community and stakeholders. Ottawa Safety Council expects all representatives to conduct themselves in a manner that adheres to our policies outlined in employee handbooks and employee contracts.

If you are passionate about working with your community and strive to be a part of a growing non-profit committed to your community’s safety, please send a cover letter and resume via email to: hr@ottawasafetycouncil.ca

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