Term Lifeguard Instructor (Regular Full Time)
MacDonald Island Park Corporation
Fort Mcmurray, AB
3d ago


Lifeguard Instructors are at the heart of the Aquatic Centre. Reporting to the Aquatic Supervisors and under the leadership of an Aquatic Team Lead, you will perform as a professional and dedicated team player in providing the best aquatic service to the community.

It is a requirement as Full-Time Lifeguard Instructors at RRC to be available to work rotations at Sonny Flett Aquatic Centre located in Fort Chipewyan or any other RRC facility.


  • Performs preventative lifeguarding duties in accordance with national standards and internal policies and procedures.
  • Prevents injuries by providing public education and responds appropriately when first aid treatment and / or emergency response / rescue is required.
  • Maintains the general cleanliness and safety of the aquatic centre area including change rooms and immediately rectifies unclean and / or potentially hazardous conditions in a proactive nature, whenever possible.
  • Carries out opening and closing procedures appropriately.
  • Completes reports accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Organizes and leads games and activities for members and guests.
  • Sets up, takes down and safely stores equipment and bulkheads according to a prearranged schedule and does so in a timely and cooperative manner.
  • Provides exceptional service to aquatic centre users.
  • Conducts routine safety inspections.
  • Performs wrist band checks.
  • Some administrative duties, including but not limited to; maintain accurate, up to date work sheet, progress sheets and records for participants as well as completing evaluations.
  • Create, develop, and teach all courses required based on qualifications.
  • Teach a minimum of one set of lessons per lesson set.
  • Instructs classes / courses according to program standards and internal policies and procedures utilizing continuous evaluation methods and completes associated administrative materials in a timely and professional manner.
  • Liaise with parents and children on instruction progress and pool rules.
  • Will attend all scheduled in-service training and perform monthly skills.
  • Establishes and maintains a cooperative / collaborative working relationship with other departments and Rural Facilities within the RRC through positive actions and communication.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • QUALIFICATIONS : Education & Experience

  • Current Standard First Aid / CPR / AED Certificate (including CPR C).
  • Lifesaving National Lifeguard or Red Cross Lifeguard Certificate.
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate.
  • Bronze Medallion or Bronze Cross
  • Red Cross Assistant Lifeguard
  • Red Cross Youth Leader is an asset
  • Red Cross First Aid Instructor Certificate is an asset.
  • Lifesaving Instructor Certificate is an asset.
  • Group Fitness Instructor Certificate is an asset.
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer Certificate is an asset.
  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Instructor Certificate is an asset.
  • QUALIFICATIONS : Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of lifeguarding principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of aquatic instructional programs and evaluation standards.
  • A strong dedication to community service.
  • Ability to promote water safety and drowning prevention through public education and special events with all facility users.
  • Ability and willingness to be flexible in a changing work environment.
  • Excellent personal motivation with a proven ability to build and work collaboratively in a strong team concept environment, and independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to recognize and act to resolve potential problems proactively.

  • This position may require travel between our various facilities within the Wood Buffalo Region. Access to reliable transportation is necessary.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License Required
  • Criminal Record Check with vulnerable sector check

  • While performing the essential functions of this job some tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort, typically involving some combination of standing, standing at a height, sitting, sitting at a height, crouching, walking, climbing, swimming, performing work while wet and / or performing work while wet for extended periods of time.
  • Emergency tasks and regular staff training events involve the performance of physically demanding work, which may involve some combination of running, climbing and / or swimming and may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and / or pulling heavy objects including distressed persons on land or in the water, performing work while wet and / or performing work while wet for extended periods of time.
  • Lifeguard Instructors must maintain the ability to demonstrate Must See items from the appropriate governing body to the satisfaction of the employer at all times of scheduled employment.
  • Safe lifting, carrying and rescue techniques and the use of a rescue aid in the water and the coordination of rescue with a second rescuer and a rescue aid in the water, when possible, are required by the employer.
  • Safe use of employee protective equipment is required by the employer.

    All employees are responsible and accountable for Regional Recreation Corporation’s health and safety policy. All employees at every level should be familiar with the requirements of the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety legislation as it relates to their work processes.

    The employee is expected to adhere to all company policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to policies. These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work involved for this job.

    It is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this job.

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