Date Posted : June 20, 2022
Position Title : Lifeguard / Swim Instructor
Location : Chilliwack YMCA (Chilliwack, BC)
Terms : Permanent Part Time : (8-24 hours per week)
Shift : Shifts vary will include weekday mornings, evenings and weekends
Salary : $20.05 per hour
Start Date : As soon as possible
Reports To : Supervisor, Aquatics
Nature & Scope :
The Lifeguard / Swim Instructor will report to the Aquatics, Supervisor and work collaboratively with other members of the YMCA team to provide a safe and fun aquatics environment.
Major Responsibilities :
Guard and teach lessons in the pool in a positive and professional manner
Build meaningful relationships through positive daily interaction with YMCA members, visitors, and colleagues
Promote philanthropy through the YMCA’s annual Strong Kids Campaign
Develop lesson plans for various programs and administer progressive evaluations for participants
Ensure program design, lay-out, and offerings meet the needs of all participants at various levels
Lead program delivery, while ensuring contents meet the appropriate criteria and outline
Perform general administrative duties and record keeping responsibilities
Maintain an atmosphere of achievement that inspires self and others to succeed at the highest levels
Ensure the safety of all members, participants, staff, and property by following YMCA standards / policies / procedures and ensuring they are maintained amongst all members and staff, including all locker rooms and spectator viewing areas.
Maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all program areas, common spaces, and washrooms
Assist with training new staff / volunteers in procedures and practices
Remain flexible willing to learn new skills, alter shifts
Attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required
Maintain regular attendance, punctuality and be appropriately dressed and well groomed
Current Standard First Aid certificate (valid within 2 years)
CPR level C and & AED certificate (valid within 1 year)
Current National Lifeguard pool option
Experience as a Lifeguard - preferred
YMCA Aquatic Fitness Certificate, or equivalent preferred
Access to reliable transportation or a vehicle for opening shifts
Advanced leadership courses are an asset
Demonstrated high level of customer service skills
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
3 professional references
The YMCA has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy requiring all staff and volunteers to be vaccinated as per the timelines set out by the province
Commitment to Organization and Values : Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.
Service Orientation : Deliberately identifies needs and wants of members / participants as priority, and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.
Teamwork : Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
Communication : Ability to speak, write, listen, and secure information in a variety of settings
Outcomes Oriented : Ability to lead, manage, and achieve identified goals.