Lifeguard and Swim Instructor

Closing date: 
December 31, 2018
Job Description: 

 We are seeking a full-time Lifeguard/Swim Instructor who is energetic, personable, resourceful, well-organized, with superior interpersonal skills, and excels in a fast-paced, challenging work environment. Reporting directly to the Aquatic Supervisors and Manager, the Swim Instructor/Lifeguard is a key team member to the Aquatic Department at the H2O Adventure + Fitness Centre.

The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor is responsible for the safety of others, for teaching, and instilling the Y's core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty in Y staff and members. The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor maintains a safe and clean work environment and delivers aquatic programs during assigned shifts.  The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor works as part of a large dynamic aquatics team, while building positive relationships with members.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Delivers exceptional aquatic swim lessons, programs, and courses to members
  • Develops swim lesson plans
  • Completes reports, statistics, records, etc. as needed
  • Work as part of a staff/volunteer team, ensuring a welcoming environment and excellent customer service
  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment
  • Ensures all awards or certifications are kept up to date
  • When needed, performs on deck lifeguarding of members and the public
  • Performs other related work as required

 

Qualifications:

  •  
  • YMCA Canada Swim Instructor or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification-Pool Option
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification-Waterpark Option (or ability to obtain certification by start date)
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR- C
  • AED Responder must be completed within 3 months after hire (must be Lifesaving Society certification)
  • Upon request provide 3 references.  A minimum of 2 will be professional in nature (e.g. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than [six (6) months] preceding your start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork.

 

Competencies:

  • Commitment to Mission, Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of YMCA of Okanagan.
  • Service Attitude: Identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority and responds in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person's Y experience.
  • Relationship Building: Works proactively to develop positive relations with participants, staff, and volunteers to encourage personal growth.

 

Application Process:

Please apply in writing, with cover letter and resume addressed to:

Carrie Worrall, Manager, H20 Aquatics

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

https://ymcaokanagan.prevueaps.ca/jobs/8079-10034.html   

Contact Info
Information Phone: 
250-764-3323
Registration Phone: 
250-764-4040 ext 0
Address: 
4075 Gordon Drive
City: 
Kelowna
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V1W 4Z1