Closing date: July 19, 2022
Lifeguard/Instructor (4 Auxiliary)
Parks, Recreation and Facilities Department
Perform lifeguard duties and swim instruction to promote aquatic skills and ensure the safety of patrons using the Crystal Pool and Fitness Centre.
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.
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.
Lift and move heavy equipment. (rare)
Stand and walk on pool deck. (often)
Short periods of intense concentration while working on pool deck. (frequent)
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.
Formal Education, Training and Occupational Certification:
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.
1 year of related experience.
or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
May be requested to substitute in a more senior position.
Work schedule: As needed
$22.19 per hour, Pay Grade 4
Job Code #2015
This is a CUPE Local 50 Position
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