Aquatics 2019

The City of Guelph is a vibrant community with over 120,000 people located in the heart of Southern Ontario, just one hours driving distance from Toronto.  Set in a picturesque natural setting, Guelph is known for its rich architectural heritage, growing economy and excellent quality of life – all good reasons to consider a career in this beautiful city.

Recreation Services is accepting applications for full time and part-time employment opportunities in Aquatics.  Positions include Aquatic Swim Instructor/Lifeguard and Assistant Instructor.

Hours of Work: Hours of work are up to 20 hour a week and up to 35 hours during the summer months

Location:
Positions are available at:

  • Centennial Pool
  • West End Community Centre
  • Victoria Road Recreation Centre
  • Lyons Leisure Pool (outdoor pool July – August only).

Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

Instruct assigned classes in accordance to the governing body (Lifesaving Society) standards and the City of Guelph expectations. Maintain and enforce high safety standards at all times.  Lifeguard as requested and assume all responsibilities of a guard.

Duties

  • Maintain a high level of safety supervision at all times.
  • Complete all necessary administration documentation thoroughly.
  • Attend all mandatory staff training’s.
  • Class management and safety supervision during Instructional Learn to swim Programs
  • Respond as required to any aquatic emergency situations.
  • Assist in implementation of City wide events, such as swim meets, theme days, rentals, etc. as required.
  • Ensure that all aquatic qualifications remain current and on file.
  • General maintenance of pool deck and facilities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current National Lifeguard certification
  • Current Lifesaving Society Swim Instructors certification
  • Current Lifesaving Society Swim Instructors and Coaching Level 1 certifications would be an asset
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification
  • A current Police Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check is required immediately after an offer has been made and must be dated no earlier than the offer date.

Assistant Instructor

Assist the instructor during the instructional program.  Perform minor first aid and assist in emergencies as required.  Lifeguard as requested and assume all responsibilities of a guard.

Duties

  • Maintain a high level of safety supervision at all times.
  • Complete all necessary administration documentation thoroughly.
  • Attend all mandatory staff trainings.
  • Assist with class management and safety supervision during Instructional Learn to Swim programs under the guidance and direction of the aquatic instructor.
  • Respond as required to any aquatic emergency situations.
  • Assist in implementation of City wide events, such as swim meets, theme days, rentals, etc. as required.
  • Ensure that all aquatic qualifications remain current and on file.
  • General maintenance of pool deck and facilities.

Qualifications

  • Current Bronze Cross certification
  • Current Lifesaving Society Assistant Swim Instructor certification
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification
  • High Five Principles of Healthy Child Development certification
  • A current Police Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check is required immediately after an offer has been made and must be dated no earlier than the offer date

 
Rate of Pay
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
$14.25/$14.50 per hour 2018 rates (under review)

Rate of Pay
Assistant Instructor
$14.00 per hour 2018 rates (under review)

How to apply

Qualified applicants are invited to apply using our online application system. Please specify which position(s) you are applying for in your resume/cover letter. Please note all applicants must complete the online questionnaire specific to this position at the time they submit their resume and cover letter in order to be considered. Proof of qualifications will be requested at the interview stage.

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The City of Guelph is an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Personal information collected through the recruitment process will be used solely to determine eligibility for employment. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those being considered for an interview will be contacted.