Lifeguard/Instructor (Student 2017) (Open File)

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Job Title: 
Lifeguard/Instructor (Student 2017) (Open File)
Job Number:  J0517-0365
Job Code:  NOSLFI
Job Category: 
Student & Interns
Recreation & Leisure Services
Bargaining Unit:  Student
Job Type:  Student
Employment Type:  Replacement
Number of Positions:  0
Length of Time:  Ongoing
Hours of Work:  Other
Salary:  $14.23/Hour
Date Posted:  May 17, 2017
Closing Date:  December 31, 2017

Opening Statement

Kingston’s vision of being a smart, livable 21st century city is fast becoming reality. History and innovation thrive in our dynamic city located along the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, an easy drive from Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, in the heart of eastern Ontario. With a stable and diversified economy that includes global corporations, innovative startups and all levels of government, Kingston’s high quality of life offers access to world-class education and research institutions, advanced healthcare facilities, affordable living and vibrant entertainment and tourism activities.

Position Summary

Supervise and instruct aquatics program participants and be prepared to respond to emergency situations.

Provide a fun and safe aquatic environment for patrons.

Prepare lesson plans for all levels and make plans available during lesson times.

Ensure participants meet the minimum requirements of the Aquatic Admission Standards during all lessons and swims.

Work as a team member and actively in facility programming.

Record and submit all forms and documentation including but not limited to: bather load, incident and accident reports, worksheets, progress cards, etc.

Follow maintenance checklists as assigned and record accomplished tasks including but not limited to periodically conducting walking inspections of change rooms and public areas.

Attend all training sessions.

Address all disciplinary, safety issues and complaints involving the public and report to the immediate supervisor.

Be knowledgeable and enforce all City of Kingston policies and other relevant legislations, including but not limited to Ministry of Health regulations, Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) standards, health and safety, etc.

Maintain a neat and tidy workspace.

Represent the City of Kingston and maintain outstanding public relations skill and a professional image at all times.

Other duties assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies


One year experience as a Lifeguard/Instructor;

National Lifeguard – Pool certification;

Lifesaving or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification;

High Five (PHCD) – Principals of Healthy Child Development certification preferred;

Current Standard First Aid & CPR-C/AED;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Proven customer service skills;

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Check), at the candidates own expense;

Hours of operation vary: day, weekends, evenings, and some statutory Holidays;

Work locations: Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Tomlinson Aqua Park, or McBurney Wading Pool.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. Please upload to your profile, any educational Degrees, Diplomas and/or Certificates that are relevant and required for the position you are applying to. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Accessibility accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to:

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