Lifeguard / Instructor II (Part-time)

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Lifeguard / Instructor II (Part-Time)

Sparwood is a friendly and welcoming community of about 4,000 people, nestled in the heart of the Elk Valley in the Southeast Kootenays.  As an “Active Community” we have great indoor and outdoor recreation facilities, trails, and a world class ski hill just 30 minutes away.

The District of Sparwood has an excellent employment opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual to join the Leisure Services team in the role of Lifeguard / Instructor II. The incumbent supervises and ensures the safety of pool users in accordance with established safety guidelines, performs lifesaving duties including first aid, resuscitation and other emergency revival techniques as required. The Lifeguard/Instructor II instructs pool users of various ages in proper water safety, swimming and lifesaving techniques, test and certifies, as qualified, to various levels of established national swimming/lifesaving standards, leads aqua-fit, lifesaving and other aquatic programs.  The incumbent will also be responsible for the day to day maintenance and janitorial duties relating to the pool and surrounding areas such as deck, changing rooms, water chemical and filtration systems, etc.

A comprehensive job description can be found below.

This position is a unionized position under CUPE local 2698. The 2020 hourly wage rate is $27.66. As part of the interview process, shortlisted candidates will be required to participate in a practical portion of the interview at the District of Sparwood Leisure Centre. Qualified applicants who are offered and accept the role may be required to complete a satisfactory pre-employment Background Check. This may consist of all or a combination of the following: Canadian Criminal Record check, an Employment Verification and/or an Education and Accreditation Verification.

This posting will remain open until filled. Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to:

Jenna Jensen
HR & Communication Coordinator
District of Sparwood
Phone: 250.425.6271
Email to: careers@sparwood.ca

Job Description 

Job Title

Lifeguard / Instructor II (Part Time)

Reports To

Director of Community and Facility Services

Salary Grade

CUPE – Regular Part-time

Department

Community and Facility Services

Updated

November 2020


Job Summary

Reporting to the Director of Community & Facility Services, the Lifeguard/Instructor II is responsible for the safe supervision of the public in the aquatic centre. The incumbent supervises and ensures the safety of pool users in accordance with established safety guidelines, performs lifesaving duties including first aid, resuscitation and other emergency revival techniques as required. The Lifeguard/Instructor II instructs pool users of various ages in proper water safety, swimming and lifesaving techniques, test and certifies as qualified to various levels of established national swimming/lifesaving standards; leads aqua-fit, lifesaving and other aquatic programs.  The incumbent will also be responsible for the day to day maintenance and janitorial duties relating to the pool and surrounding areas such as deck, changing rooms, water chemical and filtration systems, etc.

Competencies

  • Accountability
  • Communication
  • Conflict management
  • Critical thinking
  • Instruction and Training
  • Decision making
  • Safety Leadership
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Organization
  • Self-Management
  • Teamwork and collaboration

Job Duties

  • Monitors aquatic activities, educates patrons, and ensures adherence and enforcement of pool rules and safety regulations
  • Supervises and ensures the safety of pool users in accordance with established safety and health guidelines
  • Instructs, tests and certifies or assists in the instruction, testing and certification of Red Cross, Lifesaving and other aquatic programs as assigned
  • Conducts water tests, balances water and makes appropriate adjustments as required
  • Performs basic maintenance tasks related to the pool, filtration plant and related equipment
  • Inspects pool and aquatic centre facilities such as change rooms, lockers, etc.; provides custodial/cleaning and minor maintenance service and ensures safety, hygiene and cleanliness standards are maintained
  • Prepares and/or assists in the preparation of certificates, records, reports, etc. as required or assigned
  • Provides information to and assists the public with facility & program information; promotes and practices good public relations with user groups, fellow employees and the general public
  • Provides coverage for office staff as needed or assigned
  • Acts as the Lead Lifeguard on duty as assigned
  • Plans, organizes, and leads events and instructional classes as assigned
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education and Qualifications

  • National Lifesaving Certificate
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • Standard First Aid or equivalent
  • CPR Level ‘C’ and AED
  • Airway Management & Oxygen Administration
  • Life Saving Instructor
  • Pool Operator Level I
  • Aqua-fit Instructor

Job Requirements

  • A positive, energetic approach to work
  • Has exceptional customer service skills
  • Ability to work with the public in a positive and affective manner
  • Ability to educate the public on facility rules and affect discipline positively
  • Ability to perform labour intensive tasks

Work Conditions

  • Rotating shift schedule Monday through Sunday between the hours of 6:00 am and 10:00 pm
  • Interaction with employees, management, and the public at large
  • Operation of desktop computer and peripherals
  • Extended periods of standing