St. Thomas is a community growing in size and strength and is home to about 40,000 people. In St. Thomas, you get 25% more life: more house for your money, more sports and arts for your children, and more recreation for you and your family. Our costs of living are lower, meaning your quality of life is higher, allowing you to embrace all of the opportunities that the city presents. Conveniently located close to Port Stanley, London, and Highway 401, it's the perfect location in Southwestern Ontario. With a rich heritage but a modern atmosphere, there is nowhere better to thrive than St. Thomas. We look forward to welcoming you and showing you why we are #stthomasproud.
The Corporation of the City of St. Thomas -
Environmental Services Department is accepting applications for:
CROSSING GUARD (Spare)
Job Posting #29-02-19
This CUPE 841.4 position, under the direct supervision of the Administrative Assistant, assists students and pedestrians (as defined by the Highway Traffic Act, HTA) safely across designated busy streets, crossing at designated time periods, Monday to Friday at designated time periods during the school year.
Direct or escort students and pedestrians across the street, at their crosswalk, stopping traffic as necessary.
Maintain focus and avoid disruptions while escorting students and pedestrians across the street.
Communicate traffic and crossing rules and other information to students and pedestrians.
Review the intersection on a daily basis and report any unsafe behaviour of students and/or conditions to the Administrative Assistant / Office Co-ordinator.
Work from a location where you can see and be seen by all traffic.
Monitor traffic flow to locate gaps through which students and pedestrians safely cross streets.
Be aware of emergency vehicles approaching the area, ensuring that the emergency vehicles have priority over student and pedestrian traffic.
Use appropriate Highway Traffic Act traffic control signage (STOP paddle) in the approved manner.
This position must take responsibility for personal health and safety insofar as he or she is able under the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations. A worker must:
Work in compliance with the provisions of the Act, the regulations and City policies.
Must use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the City requires to be used or worn.
Report to his or her supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself, herself or another worker.
Report to his or her supervisor any contravention of the Act, the regulations or the existence of any hazard of which he or she knows.
This position shall not:
Remove or make ineffective any protective device required by regulations or by the City, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately.
Use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker.
Engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct.
Perform any other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS & QUALIFICATIONS:
Stand outside for approx. 45 – 60 minutes; 3 times per day in inclement weather
Extend one arm out and parallel to shoulder holding STOP sign (approx. 2.5 lbs) for up to one minute
Carry/move pylons (10-20 lbs) out to the middle of the road at start of shift and back at end of shift
Cross road quickly (not required to run)
Move out of way quickly, if required
See oncoming traffic at approximately 300 feet away
Hear oncoming traffic
Have the ability to communicate effectively
Previous experience working with children would be an asset
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Must obtain and provide a satisfactory vulnerable sector police record check.
Must obtain and provide a satisfactory medical evaluation.
Must be willing to work in outside work conditions that include inclement weather (i.e. heat, cold, rain, snow, humidity and exposure to dust and hazards associated with high traffic conditions).
Must have own transportation.
Remuneration: $15.50 per hour worked.
Go to www.stthomas.ca – Employment, Employment Opportunities.
** Please upload your cover letter and resume as one document (i.e. pdf, word).
Although we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, as amended.
Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
All prospective employees, volunteers and students will be required to provide an acceptable “Criminal Record Search” as a condition of employment and prior to commencing employment. The City of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, you must provide your accommodation needs in advance. Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 519-631-1680 ext. 4146.