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Township of Woolwich
in Elmira
invites applications for the position of
Instructor/Lifeguard (Daytime)

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Job Description


Recreation & Community Services is seeking Part Time Instructor/Lifeguards to provide safe instruction and supervision during delivery of aquatic programs, enforcing safety rules and regulations, maintaining order in the swimming and deck areas, and responding in case of accident or emergency.


This position will instruct Lifesaving Society and Township of Woolwich aquatic programs, complete related administration and perform cleaning and maintenance to assist with basic pool operations.



  • Provide high quality, safe instruction during lessons, including but not limited to:
  • Providing effective and continuous direct supervision to swimmers and volunteers
  • Demonstrating swimming skills
  • Providing practice and feedback opportunities to swimmers and parents
  • Providing feedback and growth opportunities to Assistant Instructors and volunteers
  • Following core and lesson plans for each lesson, and evaluating based on the established curricula for programs taught
  • Completing progressive evaluation and written report cards
  • Provide vigilant supervision while lifeguarding, including but not limited to:
  • Effectively and continuously scanning the pool/zone
  • Proactively enforcing pool rules and accident prevention
  • Respond in case of injury or emergency, executing proper rescue techniques and provide first aid care within the scope of training and certifications, accurately using effective judgement skills, and completing relating incident reports
  • Provide excellent customer service when interacting with swimmers and parents.
  • Maintain the pool deck, changerooms and washrooms in a safe and orderly manner, including but not limited to, cleaning and disinfecting
  • Assist with water chemistry tests, safe pool operation, and opening/closing of the pool
  • Teach, lifeguard, and respond to incidents both as part of a team and independently
  • Attend all staff trainings as required
  • At all times, demonstrate the knowledge, skills, fitness, and judgement required to perform at or above the National Lifeguard Standard
  • Other duties as required

Required Qualifications

Education, Experience and Work Requirements:

  • Current National Lifeguard
  • Current Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR-C
  • Current Lifesaving Society Instructor an asset
  • A current Vulnerable Sector Check will be required upon hire
  • The ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency and stressful situations
  • Skilled in lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques



  • Enthusiastic about working with children and youth
  • Experience working with children aged 4-12 years considered an asset
  • Comfortable interacting with adults
  • Team player with strong communication, presentation, and problem-solving skills
  • Communicate effectively both written and verbally
  • Works independently and in a team environment
Physical strength, stamina, and coordination to carry out the duties of the position

Contact Information

Interested applicants are invited to submit their resume via email to hr@woolwich.caPlease quote job posting 2021-34.