School Crossing Guard

EMPLOYER: Ottawa Safety Council


School Zone Crossing Guard - Part Time 

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! 

Most guards work 5-10 hours a week.  Shifts range from 40 to 60 minutes during morning and afternoon school bell times, Monday to Friday.  Shifts pay start at $17 per shift. 


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

Crossing Guards are responsible for ensuring that both children and adults pass safely through their assigned crossing, according to applicable safety standards and regulations. Crossing Guards work only during the school year, and only on operational school days. No Professional Development days, statutory holidays, school breaks or weekends. 

Here are the specific job duties: 

  • Direct or 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.
  • 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.

Crossing Guards are the leaders and first line of defence at the crossing locations. It may look like a easy job, but it's not to be taken lightly. 

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 clean 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.


START DATE: 06/01/2023

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