Head Lifeguards (Up to 15)

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Job Title: 
Head Lifeguards (Up to 15)
Job Number:  J0817-1071
Job Code:  09F269
Job Category: 
Recreation & Leisure Services
Bargaining Unit:  CUPE
Job Type:  Part Time
Employment Type:  New
Number of Positions:  8
Hours of Work:  0 to 24 hrs/wk
Salary:  $15.03/Hour
Date Posted:  September 6, 2017
Closing Date:  September 21, 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

To provide leadership and direction, while ensuring a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience for all users.


Head Guard responsibilities include:
• Supervising aquatic staff during assigned shifts
• Assisting with on the job training, in-service training and mentoring of aquatic staff
• Addressing patron and programming requirements in absence of Aquatic Coordinator
• Performing opening and closing pool checks
• Enforcing all pool regulations and educating on their benefits and requirements
• Assisting with the planning of aquatic special events i.e. Drowning Prevention Week
• Updating and maintaining contact with front desk and maintenance staff.
• Taking the lead in emergency procedures in absence of Aquatic Coordinator
• Monitoring recreational swimming activities, including: patrolling the pool deck and scanning the water, as well as monitoring patrons to ensure a safe swim environment
• Wearing the City’s assigned uniform, carrying an aid at all times, performing emergency rescues
• To the standard of the Head Guard’s certifications, responding to patron inquiries, resolving problems, and performing associated public education duties
• Setting up the pool deck prior to each shift
• Assisting maintenance staff with the cleaning of the change rooms and pool deck on a daily basis.
• Attending all scheduled staff meetings and training programs
• Recording all hours worked
• Hold and maintain all awards at own expense
• Performing other duties as assigned

Head Swim Instructor responsibilities include the items mentioned in the Head Guard responsibilities (above), in addition to:
• Ensuring instructor performance meets required standards
• Mentoring and co-instructing as required to maintain standards
• Ensuring all programs start on time, end on time and operate at a high standard
• Ensuring efficient and effective lessons transitions
• Resource and program lead for onsite instructional staff
• Instructing assigned Red Cross or Lifesaving Society aquatic programs to standard
• Responding to parent and participant questions promptly, courteously and thoroughly
• Teaching in the water for the majority of each class time when instructing
• Preparing a detailed lesson plans for assigned classes
• Writing, proofing and correcting Progress Reports for lesson participants as required

Qualifications, Competencies

National Lifeguard – Pool certification;

Lifesaving Society Instructor and/or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification;

Current Standard First Aid & CPR-C/AED;

Minimum of 12 month's experience as a lifeguard/instructor;

Knowledge of City of Kingston specific aquatic policies/procedures;

The following certifications are considered assets:
High Five (PHCD) – Principals of Healthy Child Development certification, Lifesaving Society Instructor, Bronze Examiner, Water Safety Instructor Trainer, Standard First Aid Instructor, National Lifeguard Instructor;

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

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

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

Must meet and maintain physical fitness levels required for National Lifeguard certification;

Various tests may be administered as part of the interview and selection process.

Closing Statement

Please apply to Career Opportunities at: www.cityofkingston.ca/Careers Your 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: candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com

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