Lifeguard/Swim Instructor - Chilliwack YMCA
YMCA of Greater Vancouver
Chilliwack, BC, CA
3d ago

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
  • Requirements :

  • 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
  • Competencies :

    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.

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