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Lifeguard / Aquatic Instructor in Oshawa at City of Oshawa

Date Posted: 8/9/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Oshawa
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/9/2018

Job Description


 


  

City of Oshawa, located just a short 30-minute drive from Toronto, is a progressive city of 168,000 people and is the economic engine of the eastern Greater Toronto Area. Our strategic pursuit of sustainable growth, excellent community service delivery and co-operative partnerships have enhanced our quality of life advantage, while maintaining a strong commitment to fiscal restraint.

Posting Number:  001924  

Job Title: Lifeguard / Aquatic Instructor 

City: Oshawa Province: Ontario          

Employment Group: Exempt    Wage Rate:   AQ3, $15.50 - $17.25   Standard Weekly Hours of Work:  up to 24   Shift Work Required:  Yes

Posting End Date:  2018/09/04




Job Description

The City of Oshawa is now accepting Aquatic Instructor/Lifeguard applications for positions beginning Fall 2018. 

Applicants selected to attend a Wet/Dry interview will be notified by Thursday September 6, 2018. Wet/Dry interviews will be conducted on Wednesday September 12, 2018 . Please bring proof of all qualifications/awards to the first stage of the interview process. Successful applicants will be required to attend mandatory staff training on Thursday September 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Thursday September 27, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

All training hours are paid at minimum wage as established by the Employment Standards Act.

The City of Oshawa strives to provide an environment that cultivates and supports the following core values: Authenticity, Courage, and Trust (ACT).

 

Responsibilities 

1. Delivery of learn to swim program

  • Develop progressive lesson plans based on criteria specific to each level of the learn to swim program
  • Demonstrate, instruct and lead participants through swim level specific skills
  • Assess, evaluate and document participants progress throughout the program
  • Provide verbal and written feedback on participants progress to parents/guardians
  • Prepare and organize program equipment and supplies
  • Perform safety check of equipment prior to being used
  • Keep accurate participant attendance records
  • Follow up with full-time staff regarding participants with extended absences

 

2. Ensuring public safety

  • Enforcing policies and procedures of aquatics facility
  • Monitor participants in pool, identifying risks/hazards and associate good judgement
  • Educate the public on water safety with a focus on accident prevention
  • Respond to emergency situations and provide first aid within the scope of training

 

3. Directly supervising the pool area

  • Continuous scanning of the pool and surrounding area including the deck, hot tub and sauna and adjust zones as required
  • Enforce policies and procedures of aquatics facility
  • Monitor participants in pool, identifying risks/hazards and associate good judgement
  • Educate the public on water safety with a focus on accident prevention
  • Respond to emergency situations and provide first aid within the scope of training

 

4. Enforce and follow City of Oshawa policies and procedures and adhere to Ontario Public Pool Regulations, including but not limited to: admission requirement standards, emergency procedures, etc.)

 

5. In the absence of Aquatic Supervisor, perform pool opening and closing procedures and complete required checklists



Job Requirements

Possess and maintain current ALL of the following aquatic awards (note, applicants who are currently registered in the courses below may apply, offer of employment would be subject to successful completion of the awards. The awards must be completed prior to September 12, 2018):

  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) 
  • National Lifeguard Certification (NL)
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor 
  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C within 2 years of certification date (from a WSIB approved agency)
  • Work a minimum of 6 hours per week ,4 of which are instructional hours, and at least one weekend shift per week. All hours are subject to program and operational demands. Priority will be given to those candidates with the most availability.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings and meetings,
  • Good customer service experience and communication skills to deal effectively and courteously with staff and the general public; good interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Possess personal qualities of maturity, tact, discretion and have a willing and co-operative attitude
  • Ability to work shifts as required
  • Provide a current (within six months) Criminal Information Request prior to commencing employment 
  • Preference will be given to those with additional aquatic qualifications

We would like to thank all applicants however, please note that only those selected to attend an interview will be contacted and all other applicants will be kept on file.  Applicants are advised that written, oral and practical testing may form part of the selection process.

All applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes.  Please ensure that you check your email regularly to receive any correspondence.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC).  The City of Oshawa will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities and/or needs related to the OHRC.  Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

 

Job Requirements

Possess and maintain current ALL of the following aquatic awards (note, applicants who are currently registered in the courses below may apply, offer of employment would be subject to successful completion of the awards. The awards must be completed prior to September 12, 2018):

  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) 
  • National Lifeguard Certification (NL)
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor 
  • Standard First Aid with CPR-C within 2 years of certification date (from a WSIB approved agency)
  • Work a minimum of 6 hours per week ,4 of which are instructional hours, and at least one weekend shift per week. All hours are subject to program and operational demands. Priority will be given to those candidates with the most availability.
  • Attend all mandatory trainings and meetings,
  • Good customer service experience and communication skills to deal effectively and courteously with staff and the general public; good interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships
  • Possess personal qualities of maturity, tact, discretion and have a willing and co-operative attitude
  • Ability to work shifts as required
  • Provide a current (within six months) Criminal Information Request prior to commencing employment 
  • Preference will be given to those with additional aquatic qualifications