Lifeguard/Instructors (Part-Time)

Job Details

Job Id #:
Job #2022-39:Lifeguard/Instructors (Part-Time)
Date posted:
August 2, 2022
Closing date:
December 19, 2022 - 4:00pm
Job type:
Permanent Part-Time
Wage range:
$16.97 per hour
Hours of work:
Less than 24 hours per week, variable shifts based on program requirements (mornings, days, afternoons, weekends), availability to work holidays or extra hours as required
Start date:
December 2022/January 2023

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 three (3) months of employment are encouraged to apply.

Please Note:

A National Lifeguard Certification course is being offered at the Centennial Aquatic Centre at 50% off at $145! Those who are successful in the course (& the application process), could secure a spot on the fantastic team of Lifeguards at the Centennial Aquatic Centre. If you commit to work for 6 months, the total cost of the course ($145) will be reimbursed! To Register, call 705-444-2500 or visit

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Recreation Services 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 Lifesaving Society of Ontario.  Lifeguard/instructors provide assistance in the event of emergencies and participate in staff training sessions. Main duties and responsibilities are in the area of lifeguard functions, instruction, other pool functions, and maintenance functions.

Experienced Lifeguard/Instructors may be trained to become Head Lifeguard/Instructors who assist in the preparation, execution, and supervision of all aquatic-related programs.  In the absence of the Manager, Aquatics Coordinator and Senior Lifeguard/Instructor, the Head Lifeguard/Instructor is responsible for the direct supervision of the aquatics team.  The Head Lifeguard/Instructor will also perform regular lifeguarding and instructional duties.  Main duties and responsibilities are in the areas of lifeguard functions, instruction, other pool functions and maintenance functions.

Experience and Qualifications:

  1. Completion of a minimum of one (1) year of secondary education.

  2. Current Lifesaving National Lifeguard Pool, Swim Instructors, Lifesaving Instructor and Emergency First Aid Instructor.  Certified High Five PHCD an asset.

  3. Ability to observe/assess participant behaviours, enforce safety regulations and emergency procedures and apply appropriate behaviour-management techniques.  Previous leadership experience working with children an asset.

  4. Knowledge of the Public Pools Regulation and applicable safety regulations.  Ability to maintain pool and surrounding areas in a neat and orderly manner.

  5. Good administrative, communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, and public relations skills, together with the ability to use tact and discretion and to deal courteously and effectively with the public and fellow staff members.

  6. Ability to multi-task, cope with interruptions and work under pressure to meet multiple deadlines, exercise discretion and good judgment particularly when handling highly confidential/sensitive information. Possess initiative and integrity.

  7. Working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office applications and office equipment.

  8. Physically capable of performing lifeguard/instructor duties and wearing the applicable personal protective equipment.

  9. Possess a current Vulnerable Sector Check with results satisfactory to the employer, and a valid standard first aid & CPR/AED Level C certification.

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