Lifeguard/Swim Instructors

Closing date: 
August 10, 2018
Job Description: 

 We are seeking a part 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 and Abilities:
* 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

* 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
* 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 (eg. 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.


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, to:
Robyn MacNeill

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