Looking for a job that works around your schedule, builds valuable career skills and is a fun way to meet new people? Want to work with a team, teach the public and improve your physical fitness? Consider becoming a Lifeguard/Instructor! We’re looking for people to join our team! You will benefit from opportunities for growth and development while building your leadership and customer service skills.
Lifeguard/Instructors are more than great swimmers – they are water rescue professionals continuously training in emergency care. They prevent accidents and educate the public about the hazards and risks associated with aquatic activities and how to be safe around water.
Candidates that possess NLS certification and are willing to obtain Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor and/or Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor within the first 3 months of employment are encouraged to apply.
Reporting to the Community Recreation Manager, Lifeguard/Instructors are responsible for monitoring the activities of swimmers in the pool and on the deck to prevent accidents as mandated by the National Lifeguard Service. The lifeguard/instructor provides assistance in the event of emergencies. Participation in all staff training is required. Main duties and responsibilities include lifeguarding, instructing, administrative work and general maintenance.
Experienced Lifeguard/Instructors may be trained to become Head Lifeguard/Instructors who have responsibility for assisting in the preparation, execution and supervision of all aquatic-related programs in addition to performing regular instructional and lifeguard duties. Main duties and responsibilities include those of the Lifeguard/Instructors as well as the direct supervision of the aquatics team in the absence of the Community Recreation Manager.
Experience and Qualifications:
- Minimum Grade 10 (preferably OSSD or equivalent), together with six (6) months’ of experience in lifeguarding preferred. Certified in National Lifeguard Standard, Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor and Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor (current within 2 years).
- Certified in Water Safety, Standard First Aid, AED and CPR-C.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
- Understand and effectively carry out oral and written instruction.
- Deal effectively with the public and staff.
- Possess the ability to maintain pool and surrounding areas in a neat and orderly manner.
- Sound knowledge of current guarding techniques and departmental procedures.
- Working knowledge of Town of Collingwood’s policies, procedures and standards.
- Considerable knowledge of applicable safety regulations.
- Possess Vulnerable Sector Check with results satisfactory to the Town.