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Havergal College
in Toronto
invites applications for the position of

Friday, December 3, 2021

Job Description

We are seeking an individual who is aligned with our core values and reflects our core competencies to join our Faculty & Staff as a Lifeguard.

At Havergal College, we believe that great schools are made up of great people.  We are committed to building a diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace.  We encourage applications from all qualified candidates with a diverse range of experiences and perspectives, including women, BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) peoples, and persons with disabilities.  We welcome applicants who are inspired by our mission to prepare young women to make a difference and to take on an ever-changing world with confidence, resilience and global-mindedness.


The Position:

Reporting to the Director of Athletics, the Lifeguard is responsible for supporting lifeguarding operations within the Havergal College aquatics facility.


Specific Accountabilities:

  • Supervision of swimming activities at the aquatics facility at Havergal College.
  • Administers first aid in the event of injury, rescues swimmers in distress or danger of drowning, and administers CPR and/or artificial respiration, if necessary.
  • Ensures that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures of Havergal College are followed.
  • Inspects pool facilities, equipment, and water to ensure that they are safe and usable.
  • Responsible for the hygiene and cleaning the pool after each session in conjunction with Toronto Public Health recommendations for Covid-19 protocols in aquatic settings.
  • Administer swim tests to students and accurately records swim tests results.
  • Instructs or assists classes in fundamentals of swimming as needed/requested by the PHE department.

Required Qualifications

  • Current National Lifeguard certificatoin (NL) or equivalent
  • Current Standard First Aid & CPR Level C
  • Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC)
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of lifeguarding experience
  • Knowledge and ability to evaluate water conditions of the Havergal College pool to determine any potential dangers or hazards.
  • Swimming proficiency and comfort in a swimming pool
  • Ability to judge and evaluate evolving dynamics of individuals participating in aquatic activities to immediately assess their capabilities and threats to their safety
  • Knowledge of on-site protocols, operational procedures, and safety policies
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques for providing on-site emergency medical services
  • Reliability, interpersonal skills, attention to details and thorough record keeping.
  • Strong communication skills as well as the ability to adapt to the changing and sometimes last minute changes to programming.
  • Energy and enthusiasm needed to engage students of all ages in an aquatic environment.


Nice to have:

  • Current Lifesaving Swim or Red Cross Water Safety Instructors Certification (or equivalent)
  • Experience in swim instruction


Demonstrated ability and commitment to the Core Competencies of;

●        Inclusive Excellence

●        Collaboration & Teamwork

●        Integrity & Trust

●        Learning Agility

●        Communication

●       Growth Mindset

Contact Information

A qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and express their interest to no later than December 3, 2021.

Havergal College thanks all applicants in advance. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Havergal College is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and work environment in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We will be happy to work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you require accommodations, please contact Cathy LeBlanc at 416-483-3519 ext. 6526 or by email at


About Havergal

Founded in 1894 and located on a beautiful 22-acre campus in midtown Toronto, Canada, Havergal College is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent schools for girls from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. At the forefront of women’s education for over 125 years, Havergal offers a contemporary liberal arts education and is rooted in the Anglican tradition.  Havergal’s mission is to prepare young women to make a difference. Through our outstanding academic and cocurricular programs, we nurture a culture of capability that fosters self-confidence, leadership, critical thinking and global-mindedness within our students.