Adult School Cross Guard Program – Spare Guard Position

Municipal Corporation Guelph City Of Guelph

Adult School Cross Guard Program – Spare Guard Position

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Job summary

Resumes and applications are being accepted for the position of spare crossing guards with the Adult School Crossing Guard (ASCG) program. The Adult School Crossing Guard is hired on a temporary basis for the school year, September to June, to escort students safely across a highway at a designated school crossing which meets the City’s criteria for crossing guard(s). Guided by the goals and objectives of the City of Guelph Strategic Plan and committed to the Corporate Values of integrity, excellence and wellness, the candidate will aid in the achievement of the Community Vision – to be the city that makes a difference.


  • Stand by for morning coverage (8-9am) and afternoon coverage (2:45-4pm).
  • Optional ‘other duties’ are available to spare crossing guards i.e. attend Public Works week, peer mentoring, field study data collection, and equipment pick-ups.
  • The guard must ensure that the students comply with safe crossing rules, set out in the Highway Traffic Act.
  • Abide by the Highway Traffic Act, by displaying a stop sign in an upright position, wear a CSA approved safety vest, and comply with regulations under the Health and Safety Act.
  • Document and report any incidents involving traffic and/or students to the Coordinator.


  • Access to a reliable vehicle
  • Must be able to stand unassisted for 45 to 75 minutes, 2 to 3 times a day in all weather conditions. (rain, snow, wind, heat, cold)
  • Must be able to hold a STOP sign for up to one minute frequently.
  • Must be able to cross the road quickly unassisted in any weather conditions.
  • Must be able to communicate to the Coordinator, Supervisor, School officials and the Guelph Police for any incidents occurring at their crossing.
  • A satisfactory Police Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check would be required once a position has been offered.
  • No prior experience as a crossing guard is required. All training is undertaken by the City of Guelph, and we offer a mentoring program for new guards


$14.50 per hour


  • The City of Guelph will supply the stop paddle, vest and a 6 in one water proof/ winter coat, winter hat and baseball cap
  • Currently paid 2 hour standby per day
  • If a shift is worked, the spare guard is paid the full hour, plus mileage to and from their home

How to apply

All interested candidates should forward their resume and/or Crossing Guard application form, to Human Resources 1 Carden Street, Guelph, Ontario, N1H 3A1 or by email to

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.

The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer.

This entry was posted on June 26, 2017.
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