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Municipality of Clarington
in Municipality of Clarington
invites applications for the position of
Lifeguard & Swim Instructors

Friday, May 12, 2023

Job Description

We are an equal opportunity employer

The Municipality of Clarington is a progressive employer committed to equity, inclusion and diversity within its community and organization. We are committed to building an inclusive and barrier-free environment for our team.

We are pleased to accommodate individual needs in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, within our recruitment process. If you require accommodation at any time throughout the recruitment process or in performing your position should you be selected please contact the Human Resources Division at

Who we are

Clarington is one of eight municipalities in Durham Region. With a population of 105,000 people and growing, Clarington offers residents a blend of city living and rural charm. The corporation is made up of six departments that report through to the Chief Administrative Officer.

The Municipality of Clarington is an equal opportunity employer and a great place to build a career. We value teamwork, diversity and offer an environment where staff can grow and pursue advancement opportunities while making a difference to the community.

What the role entails

Reporting to the Aquatic Coordinator, Instructors and Lifeguards supervise various public and lane swims, teach swim lessons to all ages, prevent accidents, and respond to emergency situations for the Courtice Community Complex, Diane Hamre Recreation Complex and Alan Strike Aquatic and Squash Centre for Fall 2022.


The following responsibilities and duties of this position includes but is not limited to:

  • Ensuring the health and safety of all participants using the facility.
  • Preventing accidents and respond to emergency situations
  • Demonstrating strong internal and external customer service skills
  • Demonstrating strong critical thinking skills and attention to detail
  • Adhering to recommended lifeguard and operating procedures including the Canadian Red Cross and Lifesaving Society
  • Performing all administrative duties as required

What we offer you

We offer the following for this position:

  • Rates of pay: $18.56 per hour (2023 rate) for Lifeguard shifts, $19.63 per hour (2023 rate) for Instructor shifts, and $15.93 per hour (2022 rate) for training shifts.
  • Hours of work: up to a maximum of 24 hours per week including evenings, weekends, and holidays.


Candidates must be available to attend a wet screening session. Dates to be provided in advance.

Prior to starting the position, the successful candidate must provide, at their own expense, a current (within the last 180 days) satisfactory criminal reference check with vulnerable sector screening from a Canadian Police Information Centre. Applicants who have been employed with the Municipality within the last year and have provided a criminal reference check within the last 365 days are exempt from providing another criminal reference check.


How to apply

To apply to this position, please click the Apply Now button below.

This job competition number is File # 105-22.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.


Applicant information is collected under the authority of The Municipal Act, 2001 and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act for the purpose of evaluating the applicant. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Director of Legislative Services by calling 905-623-3379.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Current Standard First aid with CPR Level 'C'
  • Current Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (NL) Award
  • Current Lifesaving Swim Instructor's Award
  • Current Lifesaving Society Instructor Award (or within six months of hire)
  • Must be legally able to work in Canada.

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