Join Our Team

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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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

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

Volunteer Motorcycle Mechanic Opportunity

Volunteer Motorcycle Mechanic
Location: Kanata, ON, Richmond, ON

Roll Description

Since 1967, our Motorcycle Training Program has been dedicated to keeping people safe by building the skills of motorcyclists. We work with students to develop their understanding and ability to operate and control a motorcycle, build their confidence and instill safety-oriented mental strategies for riding. We have over 40 certified volunteer instructors who are passionate about motorcycles and teaching, and love what they do. Our volunteer mechanics are vital to keeping our fleet of motorcycles running and in top shape for our students. The course runs on weekends between April and October.

Role

The volunteer motorcycle mechanic’s primary role is to ensure the training motorcycles are in safe, reliable operating condition. This mostly consists of routine maintenance, upkeep and simple repairs, but also includes some more involved troubleshooting and repairs. Must be able to work under the direction of our principal mechanic.

Skills/Experience Required

What we’re looking for: Very Good mechanical ability with attention to detail, with a passion for motorcycles. Professional experience and certifications are not necessary, but must be able to demonstrate experience and ability. We will be looking for a minimum of:

  • Adjust/replace levers and controls
  • Chain adjustment and lubrification
  • Cable routing and lubrification
  • Tire changes
  • Troubleshoot “no-start” conditions
  • Adjust clutches
  • Replace clutches
  • Methodical, calm and tidy approach to work
  • Flexible and proactive

Why Join us

The OSC motorcycle Training Program is grounded in volunteerism. The dedicated group of instructors and the mechanics who support the fleet have trained more than 25,000 people in Ottawa either how to ride or improve their riding skills. There is no salary, but we will provide a payment to cover your out-of-pocket costs. We supply equipment, tools and supplies. Mechanics are included in instructor development and team building activities.

 

Interested? Please email mtp@ottawasafetycouncil.ca

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