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Crossing Guard in Oshawa at City of Oshawa

Date Posted: 7/30/2018

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Job Description

Reporting to the Supervisor, School Crossing Assistance Program, or designate, be responsible for directing the crossing of school-age children and pedestrians across a highway at an assigned location/intersection during designated periods. The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT). Responsibilities Duties include directing the movement of children across a highway; maintaining contact with school(s) and reporting student problems; notifying supervisor of unsafe conditions, traffic violations and problems; maintaining equipment provided in good condition; and participating in data collection.

Job Requirements

Knowledge and skill generally associated with the completion of partial high school and three (3) months of experience working with children, or have an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

Good communication skills, both oral and written. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to deal with children, parents and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Clean and neat in appearance in order to meet the public.

Suited to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Able to work in difficult situations. Must be physically and mentally fit; able to climb, stretch, twist, lift and carry items of up to 1 kg.; stand and walk for periods of up to 1.5 hours; good hearing and visual senses and perception. Circumstantially and temperamentally adjusted to work alone and to work split shifts.

Able to access designated crossing on foot in a reasonable period of time.

Must have and maintain a telephone at place of residence. Must be, and remain, a resident of the City of Oshawa.

Knowledge of Traffic Laws.

Demonstrated maturity, sound judgment, reasoning and leadership qualities.