Crossing Guard – City of Stratford

at Commissionaires Great Lakes
Location Stratford, Canada
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Permanent


Commissionaires is Canada's largest private sector employer of veterans with over 22,000 employees across Canada. We are a not-for-profit organization with a social mandate to provide meaningful employment to former members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and others who wish to contribute to the security and well-being of Canadians. We are arguably the largest security company in Canada.

Our only reason for being is creating meaningful employment. When you become a Commissionaire, you have opportunities not available to most security organizations. For example, did you know we have been the sole provider of security to the federal government since 1925? From judicial sites to military bases, we have some of the most exciting opportunities for our Commissionaires. Are you in school pursuing a business degree? Did you know we recently completed a security consulting engagement with a $200B pension fund with recommendations to the executive committee and board of directors that will shape their security profile in New York, Hong Kong, London and Toronto? Perhaps you're in school with a background in police foundations? We have unparalleled access to subject matter experts and relationships within the federal and municipal law enforcement community. We are one of the largest providers of non-core policing and bylaw enforcement to police departments and municipalities across the country. In terms of veteran engagement, we are sponsors of Canadian Armed Forces Appreciation Day at the RBC Canadian Open, Rogers Cup, and the Toronto Argonauts.

Our Board of Directors has endorsed a 10-year plan to shape the next 100 years of our storied organization. We're always looking for the best and brightest to join us for the journey.


Commissionaires Great Lakes offers an immediate opportunity for a versatile, highly motivated Security Professional. We are looking for an individual with excellent interpersonal and verbal communications skills, strong working knowledge of computer systems, CCTV experience, a positive attitude and the ability to provide excellent customer service, security and protection for our clients site. As a front-line representative of our company and client's site you must be highly reliable, work well under pressure, able to work with minimal supervision, have the ability to multi task and be a professional who takes pride in your dress, deportment and performance at all times.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

Safely cross school-aged children across municipal roadways
Use a regulated STOP sign and other safety equipment as directed by the client and site supervisor
Report for duty when called upon by the site supervisor, to provide relief coverage for regular crossing
Be prepared to report for relief duty at any of the city's designated crossings
Perform daily safety check of crossing location when assigned
Observe and report any incidents or conditions that present a potential safety hazard to the children or guard
Perform any other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Prior to being offered employment, candidates must successfully obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check from their
local police department, as well as a hearing test, and vision test (if they do not possess a driver's license)

Required Skills and Abilities

Must be able to work outdoors in varying weather climates and in high traffic areas
Must be able to properly wear and use all safety equipment necessary for the duties assigned
Must be able to stand and walk at a quick and steady pace for up to 1 hour at a time
Must be able to hold a sign weighing up to 5lbs, with repetitive up and down movement.

Shift timings

Monday - Friday 8:15-9:15, 15:15-16:15 (crossings are 1 hour each morning and afternoon, based on need)

Number of positions: 3

Please note that this is a seasonal position. Crossing Guards work according to the school schedule, and therefore will not be expected to work during holidays, PD Days, or when school are closed ie: March Break, Summer Break, Christmas Break, etc.

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