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YMCAs Across Southwestern Ontario
in Petrolia, Ontario
invites applications for the position of
Supervisor, Aquatics

Friday, January 25, 2019

Job Description

Job Title Supervisor, Aquatics
Department Petrolia
Reporting to General Manager
Status Salaried - Full Time
$40,000 to $43,000 plus Group Health and Dental Benefits; Life, AD&D, Dependent Life, Personal Days and LTD, Retirement Plan, EAP and Family Membership

Nature and Scope:

The essential function of the Aquatics Supervisor is to ensure compliance YMCA Aquatic regulations governing lifeguarding, emergency operations and the operation of an indoor public swimming pool. The Aquatic’s department at the YMCA offers recreation programs for all ages, group swimming lessons, private swim lessons, adult aquatic group exercise programs, special services as required. A primary responsibility of the Supervisor is to actively supervise the work of all Aquatic staff including recruitment, training, and performance evaluation.

The Petrolia YMCA is open Monday to Friday 5:30 am to 9:00 pm with reduced hours on weekends and holidays. Actual shifts are 8 hours per day with a ½ unpaid lunch – 40 hours per week.

Key Tasks:
  1. Monitor reports of the pool, pool area and aquatic equipment condition and ensurere pairs are made as needed. Oversee the safety and sanitation of the pool including pool areas.
  2. Evaluate full range of lifeguard services including rotation, admission standards, ordinance enforcement, signage, hazards, emergency response and medical equipment. Evaluate medical, rescue and training reports as a quality assurance function.
  3. Ensure participant safety always; adhere to National Lifeguard guidelines; follow all YMCA Aquatic Policies and procedure; Protection of Children and Vulnerable Persons and Serious Occurrence reporting policies.
  4. Conduct and evaluate a wide range of staff training; knowledge, skills and certification audits; assure compliance with internal and external requirements related to lifeguard procedures and emergency operations.
  5. Provide leadership to the department and ensure that department staff is informed about their specific responsibilities.
  6. Supervise activities for department, including scheduling, payroll submissions, coaching and counselling, disciplinary actions up to the level of authorized of department staff and volunteers.
  7. Ensure recruitment, retention and performance management strategies are in place to build an effective team.
  8. Track and resolve service concerns pertaining to programs and services.
  9. Maintain a working environment with open communication where employees and volunteers feel appreciated and supported; facilitate appropriate and timely solutions when conflict arises.
  10. Control approved budgets for department within level of authority; monitor monthly expenditures reporting variances to the Manager.
  11. Participate in the Duty Manager rotation; become familiar with the general operation of other areas within the Centre.
  12. Ensure compliance with legislative requirements and applicable industry standards for Occupational Health & Safety, Human Rights Act, Accessibility Ontario Disability Act, and Employment Standards, Health Protection and Promotion Act Regulation 565 ‐ Public Pools; Health Protection and Promotion Act 428/05 ‐ Public Spas; and Technical Standards and Safety Act, 2000 ‐ Ontario Regulation 221/01 ‐ Amusement Devises.
  13. Maintain certification necessary for the position.
  14. Attend professional development workshops, organizational meetings; conduct regular staff meetings.
  15. May lead or be involved in workgroups specializing in particular service area within the branch or Association.
  16. Participate on the Senior Leadership Circle through regular attendance at meetings and training.

Required Qualifications

  • Post‐Secondary Education in a sports and recreation management related field OR combination of relevant experience and education.
  • Minimum 3 years working experience in the discipline of Aquatics – pool/lifeguarding responsibility, with a minimum of 12 months of which have been in a responsible supervisory position.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of Aquatic recreation and programs, including standards, principals, concepts and related legislative mandates.
  • National Lifeguard – Pool certification; recognized YMCA Swim Instructor certifications or Red Cross WSI and Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor
  • Ability to provide Instruction and Certification in National Lifeguard; TRI; Aqua Fit, and Standard First Aid with CPR‐C; and/or Bronze Examiner qualifications, an asset. AED Certification required.
  • WHMIS, Basic Health and Safety Certification; Supervisor Health and Safety Awareness Certification; AODA training; Child Protection Level 1 and 2 (will provide)
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills; excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to travel for meetings, training etc. Valid Ontario Driver’s License
  • Must be flexible to work a variety of shifts including evenings, weekends and holidays.
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR‐C; Current Satisfactory Police Record Check – vulnerable sector.
Core Competencies:
  • Commitment to the Organization Vision and Values – Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA.
  • Concern of Health and Safety – Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.
  • Diversity – Appreciates that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the YMCA.
  • Integrity – Demonstrates responsible behaviour at all times and maintains ethical standards.
  • Philanthropy – Demonstrates a personal responsibility for the YMCA as a charity.
  • Relationship Building and Collaboration – Builds positive interactions both internally and externally to achieve work related goals.
  • Coaching and Development – commits to assisting participants, volunteers, staff and self in continuous learning and development.
  • Conflict Resolution – Facilitates appropriate and timely solutions to conflict.
  • Planning and Organizing – Establishes a clearly defined and effective course of action for self and others to accomplish.
  • Communication – communicates in a thorough, clear and timely manner and supports information sharing and goal achievement across the Association.
  • Team work – actively builds teams and encourages open relationships for maximum organizational effectiveness.
  • Service Orientation – deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every individual’s YMCA experience.

Contact Information

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application of employment along with your resume to:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, and our Human Resource Policies and Procedures, accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process. Applicant need to make their needs known in advance of an interview. This document is available in an alternate format to accommodate individuals with a disability. E‐mail for assistance.

The YMCA is an equal opportunity employer serving our diverse communities. Although we appreciate allapplications, only those selected for interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to supply a current satisfactory police record check including a vulnerable sector screening prior to working for our Association.