Recreation Job Opportunities

Effective Thursday, September 23, 2021: Vaccine Verification
As a condition of employment you are required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated or provide proof of valid exemption satisfactory to the employer prior to your start date. You must acknowledge and agree to comply with any future vaccine policy requirements as an ongoing condition of employment at the City of Hamilton.

There are many different job opportunities in recreation. Descriptions of each job and the qualifications are listed below. All required qualifications must be clearly identified on your resume and must be current for the entire employment period.

Recreation Positions 

Employment Opportunities available at the City of Hamilton. Search positions using the Job ID number.

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Inclusion Facilitator – Support Program

Full-Time Temporary
Job ID: 18175
Application period: November 29, 2021 to January 28, 2022

  • Previous experience working with individuals with special needs requirements.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cognitive, developmental, physical and behavioural conditions (i.e. Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Autism, Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Must possess and maintain current certification in Standard First Aid with CPR level “C”
  • Must be able to obtain HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) certification prior to first scheduled shift.
  • Non-violent Crisis Prevention Intervention (NVCI) certification and ability to sign an asset

Summer Program Assistant (Supie)

Full-Time Temporary
Job ID: 18174
Application period: November 29, 2021 to January 28, 2022

  • Playlot background with previous experience as a Supie Counsellor or camp programs.
  • Proven leadership skills – must be able to lead and provide consistent leadership and objective evaluation.
  • Must hold a Class “G” Driver’s License valid in the Province of Ontario with zero demerit points.
  • Must possess and maintain current certification in Standard First Aid with CPR level “C”
  • Must possess a HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) or attend a course within 20 days of employment.
  • 21 years of age is an asset

2022 Summer Student – Returning Applicants

Full-Time Temporary
Job ID: 18173
Application period: November 29, 2021 to January 28, 2022

Camp Counsellor

  • Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age within the 2022 calendar year
  • Must have experience organizing activities for children 4 to 15 years of age
  • Must possess and maintain current certification in Standard First Aid with CPR level “C”
  • Must be able to obtain HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) certification prior to first scheduled shift.

Supie Counsellor

  • Must be at least fourteen (14) years of age at the time of application
  • Must have experience organizing activities for children 4 to 12 years of age
  • Must possess and maintain current certification in Standard First Aid with CPR level “C”
  • Must be able to obtain HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) certification prior to first scheduled shift.

Wading Pool Attendant

  • Must be at least fourteen (14) years of age at the time of application
  • Must have current Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion certification or higher aquatic certificate
  • Must possess and maintain current certification in Standard First Aid with CPR level “C”

2022 Summer Student – New Applicants

Full Time, Temporary
Job ID: 18172
Application period: November 29, 2021 to January 28, 2022

Camp Counsellor

  • Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age within the 2022 calendar year
  • Must have experience organizing activities for children 4 to 15 years of age
  • Must possess and maintain current certification in Standard First Aid with CPR level “C”
  • Must be able to obtain HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) certification prior to first scheduled shift.

Supie Counsellor

  • Must be at least fourteen (14) years of age at the time of application
  • Must have experience organizing activities for children 4 to 12 years of age
  • Must possess and maintain current certification in Standard First Aid with CPR level “C”
  • Must be able to obtain HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD) certification prior to first scheduled shift.

Wading Pool Attendant

  • Must be at least fourteen (14) years of age at the time of application
  • Must have current Lifesaving Society Bronze Medallion certification or higher aquatic certificate
  • Must possess and maintain current certification in Standard First Aid with CPR level “C”

Application Process

Your resume must have the following information:

  • Your current contact information including your name, address, email address and telephone number.
  • The name of the school you attend and the name of any schools that you have attended in the past.
  • Your current student status, either full-time or part-time.
  • The name and number of years of the program you are in (for ex., Bachelor of Applied Health Sciences in Athletic Therapy four-year program).
  • The year you are in of your current program (for example, year three of a four-year program).
  • The class of your valid Ontario driver’s licence or equivalent.
  • A description of paid work experiences and/or volunteer experiences.
  • A description of your computer skills.
  • A description of your hands-on experience with different types of tools and equipment, including hand held, power tools and gas-operated tools.
  • A list of any up-to-date certificates you have. For example, standard first aid and/or CPR-C.
  • A list of any associations to which you belong.

To apply for a  job, you need to complete the online questionnaire and submit your resume for each job that you want to apply for. You can apply for a job via the current opportunities section of the website or by clicking “Apply Online” above:

Resume:

  • You must include your updated resume. Failure to do so will disqualify your application.
    • Make sure your resume is up-to-date with all important information outlining your skills and qualifications in detail before you start the application process.
    • Resumes are required to match responses to the questionnaire (i.e. if you answer “yes” to having paid experience working with children recreation, then this should be listed on your resume).
  • Any false statements made on your resume will disqualify you or cause your dismissal.
  • Once the posting has closed, you will not be able to make changes to your resume or online application. Hard copies will not be accepted.  You can submit updated resumes while the posting is open.

Questionnaire:

  • All questions on the job questionnaire must be answered. If you do not complete questionnaire(s) in full and submit your resume, you will not be considered for employment. 
  • Any false statements made on the questionnaire  will disqualify you or cause your dismissal.
  • We will send you an email confirming that we received your application. You must provide a valid email address and complete the personal profile.

You will only be contacted if you are selected for an interview. We do not give status updates on individual applications.

If you are selected for an interview you will be contacted via email.  Ensure you check your junk and spam folders for emails. The email will contain the following information:

  • The proposed date and time of your interview.
  • The contact name and telephone number you will need to contact to confirm the proposed date and time of your interview.
  • The deadline for you to respond.

If you do not contact us by the deadline in the email we send you, we will assume that you are not interested in the position and you will not be given further consideration.

If you are not living in Hamilton due to attending school, you may request a telephone interview.  Please contact the person in the email to make alternate arrangements.It is your responsibility to confirm the date and time of your interview. 

References

  • You will need to provide two references. A reference is a person who can speak to your work ethic and past experience. It is someone you have directly reported to. If you do not have two work-related references, you can use a teacher or leader in a volunteer group that you have been involved with.
  • The decision to conduct reference checks will be at the discretion of the hiring department.

Working with family members

There is an Anti-Nepotism Policy in effect that requires you to disclose any of your relatives that work for the City. Elected officials, appointed officers and City employees are not allowed to influence the hiring process. If you have a relative that currently works for the City, you will be asked to disclose the following information at your interview:

  • Name of your relative who works for the City
  • Your relation to them
  • The department in which they work.
  • The location where they work

Additional Requirements

  • All recreation positions require a Vulnerable Sector Check or a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check if you are under the age of 18. These must be completed at your own expense and be submitted before beginning work.
  • To obtain your police check, go to the police service in the municipality where you permanently live. Check with your local Police Services to find out identification requirements, cost and payment method.
  • When you are offered a job, you must provide an original Vulnerable Sector Check or a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check with a "Date of Search" of less than 60 days from the hire date. If the "Date of Search" was more than 60 days prior to the hire date, it will not be accepted.
  • In order for your application to be considered, you must not have a criminal conviction for which a pardon has not been granted at the time of application and your police check must be satisfactory to the City.

Recreation positions require specific licenses and/or certifications (please refer to each position).  At time of assessment (which could be as early as days after the posting closes), you will be asked to provide proof that you possess the required licenses and/or certificates.  Ensure all licenses and certifications are clearly identified on your resume.

Standard First Aid with CPR Level C Certification

  • All recreation positions require current certification in Standard First Aid with CPR Level "C".You must clearly identify that you have this certification on your resume. 
  • This certificate must be issued by a training agency recognized by the Workplace Safety Insurance Board (WSIB).
  •  At time of assessment (which could be as early as days after the posting closes), you will be asked to provide proof that you possess the required certificate(s).

Driver’s License Requirements

Some positions require you to drive City-owned or leased vehicles:

  • Indicate the class of your driver's licence on your resume. 
  • You must not have any demerit points on your full Ontario class G driver’s licence.
  • Students holding an Ontario class G1 or G2 driver’s licence will not be allowed to drive City-owned or leased vehicles. 
  • You will be required to fill in a form to request a licence check from the Ministry of Transportation when you are hired.

Camp Counsellors must be at least sixteen (16) years of age within the calendar year as according to the Ontario Camps Association (OCA) Accreditation Guidelines (published January 2017).

The minimum age requirement is set under the Ministry of Labour, Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) according to the Regulation for Industrial Establishments (R.R.O 1990, Reg. 851).

Supie Counsellors and Wading Pool Attendants must be at least fourteen (14) years of age at time of application as according to the Regulation for Industrial Establishments (R.R.O. 1990, Reg. 851) made under the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA).

For summer student opportunities visit the Summer Student Program jobs page