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YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford
in Hamilton, Burlington, Waterdown, and Brantford
invites applications for the position of
Advanced Aquatics Instructor/Examiner

Saturday, December 31, 2022

Job Description

Nature & Scope: Advanced Instructor/Examiner is a contract position to teach Advanced Aquatics Courses for certification and recertification of lifeguards and instructors. This role will administer courses adhering to all certifying bodies and provide reports to the designated lead on course completion. This role will facilitate the required training program and issuing the applicable exams and certificates.


  • Will be responsible for facilitating training programs for the purposes of certifying and recertifying staff in the areas of Bronze Certification, First Aid, CPR, National Lifeguard, and Swim/Lifesaving Instructors
  • Instructors will be responsible for ensuring the required paperwork is submitted to the Examiner in a timely manner; Examiners will be responsible for ensuring paperwork is submitted to the Aquatics Manager or designate responsible for issuing certificates in a timely manner
  • Requires a strong understanding of the certification and recertification process as outlined by certifying bodies, as well as YMCA policies and procedures
  • Work with designated lead to ensure logistics for courses are organized i.e. room bookings, pool bookings, manual ordering

Hourly Wage:

$17.00/hr Bronze Star course leadership
$18.00/hr Bronze Medallion/Bronze Cross course leadership  
$25.00/hr National Lifeguard/Standard First Aid/Swim and Lifesaving Instructor course leadership

Position Status: Part-Time, Contract
Placement: Immediate
Benefits & Perks: We offer an array of total rewards to recognize loyalty, longevity, and passion for the work we do:

  • Paid Vacation Entitlements that increase with seniority (subject to eligibility)
  • Competitive total compensation packages • Free YMCA Health & Fitness Memberships
  • Professional development opportunities including paid training and access to YMCA education scholarships
  • Reduced rates for YMCA Child Care, Camp, and Child & Youth programs (subject to eligibility)
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Opportunities for career advancement

Required Qualifications

Standard First Aid & CPR C are required for all positions. Additionally, successful candidates are required to hold the following Instructor/Trainer and Examiner certifications relevant to the stream of instruction as follows:

For Bronze level course instruction:

- LSS Lifesaving Instructor
- LSS Emergency First Aid Instructor
- LSS Bronze Examiner

For National Lifeguard course instruction:

- LSS National Lifeguard Instructor
- LSS NL Examiner

For Standard First Aid course instruction:

- LSS Standard First Aid Instructor 
- LSS Standard First Aid Examiner

For Swim Instructor course instruction:

- LSS Swim and Lifesaving Instructor Trainer OR
- YMCA Canada Program Trainer - Aquatics A

• Must provide a current Vulnerable Sector Check as per the Association’s policy
• If you are hired, prior to your start date and as a condition of employment, you will be required to provide proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid Human Rights exemption

Contact Information

If interested, please submit your cover letter, resume, and copy of certifications to:

Special Instructions

Internal Applicants: The YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford encourages employees within the Association, as well as those employed within the Canadian YMCA/YMCA-YWCA Federation to submit their application. Please note that in so doing, the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford reserves the right to contact the applicable YMCA or YMCA-YWCA for purposes of seeking an employment reference throughout the recruitment process. Please ensure that prior to submitting your application that you have disclosed to your current supervisor, your intention to submit your application. By submitting your application, you understand and agree to allow the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford to contact your current Association.