Lifeguard/Instructor

Part Time - Casual

Competition TOS2022-18

Strathmore is a vibrant, welcoming community that is recognized as a regional hub for business and recreation. Continued investment in recreation facilities, parks projects, commercial revitalization, and community programming provides an exceptional quality of life for our residents and visitors. Strathmore is in southern Alberta on the traditional lands of the Siksika Nation, surrounded by Wheatland County and a short distance east of Calgary.

The Town of Strathmore strives to be a leader in municipal administration and operations. Our team of experienced, engaged professionals deliver a diverse range of services and programs that continue to help us set new milestones for quality of life.

Position Overview:

The role of the Casual Lifeguard / Instructor is to assist in effectively enforcing the facility rules to minimize hazards through educating the public on water safety. It is also the responsibility of the Lifeguard /Instructor to work as a team to ensure the safety of the public while adhering to all relevant legislation, policy and procedure. The role of the Instructor is to prepare lesson plans, deliver instruction based on the program standards and complete report cards. This position is also responsible for completing cleaning tasks within the Aquatic Facility.  

We strive to provide exceptional aquatic programs and services in a safe environment, with the goal of enhancing quality of life and inspiring personal growth in all areas of aquatics.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Keeping all credentials up to date
  • Lifeguarding duties as required and ensuring the overall safety of the public
  • Educating the public on the rules of the facility and water safety
  • Creating lesson plans and instructing the Canadian Red Cross Program, Lifesaving Society Program and other programs and services the facility might offer
  • Attending the instructor meeting before each new lesson set
  • Evaluating, completing all report cards, and handing them in on time
  • Completing and handing in all swimming lesson instructor worksheets on time
  • Setting up equipment before classes start and putting equipment away after the Instructor’s shift is done
  • Signing up and committing to teaching programs on a regular basis or as assigned
  • Instructing all lessons within the lesson set dates
  • Displaying positive body language, showing enthusiasm, and creating a fun teaching environment 
  • Shall be required to respond to emergency situations such as injuries, pool rescues, power failures etc., by coordinating evacuation of facility, following emergency procedures, and implementing lifesaving and first aid procedures
  • Preparing and reviewing written incident reports
  • Adhering to policies and procedures in support of municipal goals
  • Studying and keeping up to date in the field of aquatics
  • Completing daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning tasks within the aquatic facility
  • Communicating positively and professionally with team members, leaders, patrons, vendors, and any other persons or organizations with whom interaction is required to accomplish work
  • Performing Customer Service Representative duties, provided training is complete and when required
  • Addressing any public relations inquiries that may arise during shift, or if unable to do so, informing Senior Lifeguard, Head Lifeguard or Lifeguard 2 on shift

Education: 

  • Current Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Certificate – Pool
  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate (within three years)
  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate
  • Current CPR C / AED Certificate (within one year)
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) an asset

Skills & Experience:

  • Practice and encourage safe and professional work behaviours
  • Ability to communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with the public, team members and leaders
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions
  • Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English
  • Use discretion regarding confidential matters
  • Work cooperatively within the aquatic team
  • Ability to be punctual and timely in meeting all requirements of performance, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to work well within a team
  • Required to wear uniform
  • Ability to prevent dangerous situations, recognizing the signs of emergencies and taking appropriate action

Working Conditions:

  • This position will require standing, kneeling, and lifting up-to 50 lbs.
  • This is a Safety Sensitive position
  • This is an Essential Service position
  • This position will require an acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector
  • This position requires the individual to work 40 hrs/week. Schedule may vary and can include weeknight and weekend shifts, based on operational needs.

Application:

Please submit a cover letter and complete resume of experience and qualifications, quoting Competition TOS2022-18 to: careers@strathmore.ca

This posting will remain open until suitable candidate is found.

The Town of Strathmore thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

 We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

This posting is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position. The job ad is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

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