Lifeguard / Instructor

Posted Date 4 days ago(1/11/2022 6:28 PM)
Competition Number
22/04
Number of Positions
10
Job Type
Auxiliary (on-going casual)
Department
Parks, Recreation and Facilities
Close Date
1/25/2022

Job Description

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Competition #22/04

Internal/External Posting  

Closing date: January 25, 2022

 

Lifeguard / Instructor (10 Auxiliary)  

Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department

 

POSITION FUNCTION

Perform lifeguard duties and swim instruction to promote aquatic skills and ensure the safety of patrons using the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre.

 

KEY DUTIES

Monitor patrons at the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre; render assistance to swimmers in distress; provide first aid as required; ensure adherence to pool policies.

 

Set up swimming pool for various functions such as swim meets and public swims; wash and clean pool area and lifeguard room.

 

Organize and prepare swimming lessons for participants; prepare lesson plans, instruct classes and evaluate students; ensure safety standards and policies are maintained.

 

Provide information to pool patrons regarding rules, hours of operation or other available services; respond to enquiries from the public and staff regarding progress, discipline problems and concerns; complete incident and first aid reports; maintain records such as progress updates and attendance.

 

Perform related duties where qualified.

 

INDEPENDENCE

Work is assigned by supervisor and reviewed while in progress.

Issues such as class size, additional staff requirements and repairs or replacement of equipment are referred to supervisor.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Effort:

Lift and move heavy equipment. (rare)

Stand and walk on pool deck. (often)

Swim. (frequent)

Mental Effort:

Short periods of intense concentration while working on pool deck. (frequent)

Visual/Auditory Effort:

Normal.

Work Environment:

Aquatic recreation facility.

Work irregular hours.

 

KEY SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Understand and apply the techniques of water rescue and first aid.

Instruct students in proper swim techniques.

Complete forms accurately.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

Deal with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.

Work safely on job site.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:

Grade 10.

Current LifeSaving Society National Lifeguard Service (Pool Option) Certification (NLS). (44 hours)

Current Standard First Aid Certification (SFA). (16 hours)

Annual C.P.R. Level C Certification (CPR-C). (8 hours)

Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI). (37 hours)

Required to obtain criminal record clearance.

Experience:

1 year of related experience.

or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

OTHER:

May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.

 

Work schedule: Auxiliary, various shifts including evenings and weekends

$22.19 per hour, Pay Grade 4 

Job Code #2015

This is a CUPE Local 50 Position

 

To apply for this opportunity you will need to create an online profile or log back in to our career portal at www.victoria.ca/jobs - only online submission will be considered. All applications must be submitted online by 4:30 pm on the closing date noted on the posting. Please be prepared to provide proof of qualifications and supporting materials as outlined in your resume.

 

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

 

All City of Victoria employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Candidates who cannot be fully vaccinated based on a protected legal ground as defined in the BC Human Rights Code may request an accommodation of the requirement to be fully vaccinated. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an accommodation during the recruitment process.

 

City of Victoria is an equal opportunity employer committed to establishing an inclusive, equitable, and accessible environment for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or any other basis protected by applicable law. 

We are committed to ensuring that reasonable accommodations are made available to persons with disabilities during the recruitment cycle and will provide reasonable accommodations upon request.  If you require assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at recruitment@victoria.ca

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