Responsible for overseeing the aquatic facility, programs and staff in the absence of City full time staff. Ensure that staff follow, and programs fall in line with all guidelines, policies and procedures.
The supervisor works with the program coordinator in developing and providing training, staff scheduling and mentoring of staff.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of patrons in an aquatic environment.
Education & Experience
Post Secondary Student (completion of second year College or university)
Two (2) years or more of related experience is required :
500 hours of Life guarding
500 hours of Instructing in an Aquatic environment
Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
Current Standard First Aid / CPR "C" certification
Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
AODA Accessibility Training
Advanced certification is required :
Current National Lifeguard Pool Option
Current Lifesaving Instructor
Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
Current AED Operator and Oxygen Therapy or LSS Airway Management, Advanced Instructor
Current Advanced Instructor / Trainer Status is preferred in at least one Aquatic specialty area ie. First Aid Instructor, N.
L.S. Instructor, CPR Instructor, Examiner, IT Status for either Red Cross or Lifesaving; Aquafitness Instructor, Aquatic Supervisor Training
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction. Candidates under the age of 18 will require a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check instead of a Vulnerable Sector Check.
English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
Applicable City of Ottawa Recreation, & Culture policies & procedures.
Understanding the developmental and recreational needs of children.
City of Ottawa cash handling procedures.
Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance.
Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures.
Competencies & Skills
Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills
Experience and demonstrated ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff
Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands
Ability to operate any required tools / equipment
Ability to work in a team setting or independently
Maintain a fun and safe environment
Excellent interpersonal communication, leadership and programming skills
Good organization skills
Sound judgment in difficult situations
Proper attire and footwear
Capable of safe lifting techniques
Emergency response skills and knowledge of specialized lifesaving equipment
Must have knowledge of aquatic programs and standards