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Hamilton Downtown YMCA - YMCA of Hamilton|Burlington|Brantford
in Hamilton
invites applications for the position of
Lifeguard (Full Time)

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Job Description

Hourly Wage Range: $18.55-$19.55

Position Status: Full-Time with benefits and a complimentary YMCA membership

Placement: Immediate

Nature & Scope:

The YMCA is seeking a full-time Lifeguard/Swim Instructor to work a variety of shifts. Hours of work will be based on the needs of the branch. Aquatic team members are responsible for the delivery of customer service excellence through member satisfaction and safety during recreational swims as well as instruction of both individual and group swimming lessons


  • Primary responsibility is coverage of Lifeguard shifts;
  • Experience in the usage of pool chemicals and cleaning supplies for water and deck equipment maintenance;
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to members and participants by ensuring that health and safety regulations and YMCA policies and procedures are upheld; Teach, guard and coach a variety of aquatic programs; • Maintain all relevant and required records;
  • Develop lesson plans and administer progressive evaluations;
  • Work with staff and volunteers assigned to aquatic area;
  • Maintain and upgrade as required current qualifications and certifications;
  • Attend scheduled training events.

Required Qualifications

  • Standard First Aid & CPR C
  • National Lifeguard Certification
  • Lifesaving Society and/ or YMCA Swim Instructor Certification
  • Lifesaving Society Lifesaving Instructor is an asset
  • WHMIS & AED is an asset
  • Current and satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check, issued within the past six months, as per the Association’s policy

Contact Information

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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.


Inclusion, Diversity, Equality and Accessibility
The YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, Brantford is committed to creating an inclusive, diverse, equitable and accessible environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or neurodiversity. We understand the social barriers preventing individuals from applying for open roles. We encourage those from the Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and Disabled communities to apply. If you need any accommodation throughout the recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources Department