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YMCA of Greater Toronto
in Brampton, Toronto Central, Toronto West End, Scarborough, Oshawa, North York, Markham, Mississauga
invites applications for the position of
Aquatics Lifeguard & Swim Instructor

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Job Description

The Instructor Swim Lessons position teaches and examines using the YMCA Swim Lesson program curriculum and resources. Instructors develop weekly lesson plans that identify the unique needs of the participants. Instructors maintain a safe environment at all times.

The Lifeguard position maintains a safe aquatic environment at all times, including meeting regulatory and YMCA requirements.

In this role, you will:

Instructor Swim Lessons Responsibilities:

  • Ensures all safety and life guarding procedures are adhered to, and in the event of an emergency respond as trained by the Association and the Lifesaving Society.
  • Delivers course content and examines participants following established YMCA criteria.
  • Develops and implements sequential weekly lesson plans.
  • Recognizes participant learning styles and delivers content accordingly.
  • Coaches and develops participants to meet success.
  • Communicates (verbal and written) child’s progress to parents and Team Leaders.
  • Maintains accurate, up to date weekly progress sheets and records for participants.
  • Takes attendance, ensures participants are signed into and out of the program.
  • Sets up and takes down recreational, program and other equipment as required – at the same time checking that equipment is safe and in good repair (reporting immediately all malfunctions and removing the damaged equipment immediately from circulation).
  • Ensures qualifications and certifications as required by the YMCA and regulatory standards are current at all times
  • Actively participates in scheduled programs, meetings and special events.
  • In collaboration with individual program members, program volunteers and YMCA program staff, assists and encourages program members to access additional appropriate programs offered at this location.

Lifeguard Responsibilities:

  • Ensures that all safety and life guarding procedures are adhered to, and in the event of an emergency respond as trained by the Lifesaving Society and YMCA.
  • Ensures that members, volunteers and other staff adhere to pool conduct guidelines and maintain order in his/her designated area as a proactive approach to ensuring safety and accident prevention.
  • Sets up and takes down recreational, program and other equipment as required – at the same time checking that equipment is safe and in good repair (reporting immediately all malfunctions and removing the damaged equipment immediately from circulation).
  • Completes a safety check of lifesaving equipment prior to each shift.
  • Assists staff team in some cleaning duties related to pool and equipment.
  • Ensures qualifications and certifications as required by the YMCA and regulatory standards are current at all times.
  • Actively participates in scheduled programs, meetings and special events.
  • In collaboration with individual program members, program volunteers and YMCA program staff, assists and encourages program members to access additional appropriate programs offered at this location.

Required Qualifications

Instructor Swim Lessons Qualifications:

  • Current certifications in the following Lifesaving Society awards: National Lifeguard (NL),  Standard First Aid & CPR level C
  • Current YMCA or Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor certification
  • Previous experience instructing swim lessons an asset
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a sense of belonging
  • Flexibility regarding assigned hours of work, weekday afternoons, evenings and weekends

Lifeguard Qualifications:

  • Current Certifications in the following Lifesaving Society awards: National Lifeguard (NL) Award, Standard First Aid & CPR level “C”
  • Previous experience in lifeguarding an asset
  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a sense of belonging
  • Flexibility regarding assigned hours of work, including early mornings, days , evenings and weekends

Contact Information

Sherry Gilbert

Sherry.gilbert@ymcagta.org

Special Instructions

 

 

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https://recruiting.ultipro.ca/YMC5001YMGT/JobBoard/7fde8f3e-7920-4d9d-8394-87bd44cc2330/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=b9b8d73d-e7bc-4727-8cbe-97da732d0533