Lifeguard- Instructor (Fall 2021)
|Open Date||Apr 07 2021 - 04:30:00 PM||Close Date||Jun 25 2021 - 12:00:00 PM|
|Position Title||Lifeguard- Instructor (Fall 2021)||Posting Type||Recreation|
|Posting Status||Active||Position Length||Casual|
|Department Group||Recreation and Youth Services||Hours per Week|
|Education||High School||Company||City of Orillia|
Instructors are responsible to plan, organize and implement a high quality program that is stimulating and enjoyable for all participants. Supervise and maintain a safe, enjoyable environment for all users.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Plan, organize and deliver high quality safe and stimulating swimming lessons for all levels of participants.
- Keep current with industry trends and class formats
- Maintain complete vigilance while on duty and be ready to respond to any emergency situation
- Supervise volunteers and participants and ensure their safety at all times
- Complete administrative duties in a timely manner (eg. attendance, incident/accident reports, opening and closing procedures)
- Inspect and clean equipment daily to ensure cleanliness
- Maintain a safe and tidy program space ensuring equipment is set-up and stored appropriately
- Report all concerns, accidents and incidents to immediate supervisor for follow up and take appropriate action
- Ensure proper zone coverage and guard station positioning
- Provide a high level of front line customer service: greeting and engaging participants
- Communicate with participants in regards to lesson opportunities and accident prevention
- Maintain an understanding of department programs and services
- Be ready for work fifteen minutes prior to the start of each scheduled shift; ensuring that all lifesaving and instructional equipment is set out, checked and then put away each day (report any equipment deficiencies to supervisor).
- To assist other instructors in their lessons while not teaching a class.
- To implement proper rescue and emergency procedures for those in difficulty, danger, or injured.
- To assist in the maintenance of a clean and safe swimming area; and other facilities as deemed necessary. This includes keeping the swim area clear of hazards.
- To complete report cards for all program participants in class, to be distributed on the last day of classes.
- Attendance at all pre-season in-service/training is mandatory
- Understand, adhere to, and enforce Corporate Policies & Procedures, Confidentiality Guidelines, Emergency Procedures and Health and Safety Standards for all participants and staff.
- To complete other duties, as assigned, particularly in the event of a pool closure.
- To remain on duty until relieved by another qualified lifeguard/instructor.
- To fill in shifts of co-workers in case of absenteeism.
- Must not miss more than one class/per day/session.
POSITION EDUCATION, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Must be a minimum of 16 (sixteen) years of age.
- Current Lifesaving National Lifeguard Pool
- Current Lifesaving Society Swim instructors, Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor, and Lifesaving Society Emergency First Aid Instructor
- Standard First Aid with CPR –C (dated within 2 years).
- High Five: Principles in Healthy Child Development.
- Criminal reference with vulnerable sectors check.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Exceptional customer service and communication skills.
- Good verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
- Previous leadership experience working with children.
- Reliable with a positive, responsible attitude.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING CONDITIONS:
- Some work is conducted in recreational arenas, gymnasiums and sports fields where normal office equipment may not be available and improvisation may be required. Will be required to work weekends, long hours as well as abnormal hours.
- May be required to work in conditions that may result in being exposed to wet, cold and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals.
- Work activities will require a level of strength, physical fitness and flexibility.
- May be required to lift or bend when cleaning as well as setting up or taking down program equipment.
We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. The City of Orillia is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise the City of Orillia Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection and Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001, S.O. 2001, c. 25, and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, 50 Andrew St. S., Suite 300, Orillia ON L3V 7T5 or call 705-325-1311.