Summer - Aquatic Head Instructor/Lifeguard
- 16.884 - 18.276 hourly
- City Of Ottawa
Responsible for life-guarding and instructing as required. Is responsible for overseeing the aquatic facility, programs and staff in the absence of the Aquatic Supervisor or full-time staff.
Ensure that staff follow, and programs fall in line with, all guidelines, policies and procedures. Assist in training, staff scheduling, and mentoring of staff.
Monitor the conduct of patrons, prevents accidents and responds to emergencies by administering the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the City of Ottawa and of certifying bodies.
To ensure the safety and enjoyment of patrons in an aquatic environment.
Education & Experience
High School Graduate
Two (2) years or more of related experience is required:
- Minimum age of 18 years is required
- 500 hours of Lifeguarding
- 500 hours of Instructing in an Aquatic environment
*Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements.
Language, Certificates & Licenses
• Current Automated External Defibrillator (A.E.D.) certification
• AODA Accessibility Training
Advanced certification is required:
- Current National Lifeguard Pool Option
- Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
- Current Lifesaving Instructor
- Current Oxygen Therapy or LSS Airway Management
- Current Advanced Instructor/Trainer Status is preferred in at least one Aquatic specialty area ie. First Aid Instructor, NLS Instructor, CPR Instructor, Examiner
- IT status for either Red Cross or lifesaving
- Aqua fitness Instructor and Aquatic Supervisor Training Preferred
The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction. Candidates under the age of 18 will require a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check instead of a Vulnerable Sector Check.
English oral, reading, writing required.
French oral, reading, writing may be required for some positions.
Candidates must meet language requirement for position upon hire.
- Must have knowledge of aquatic programs and standards
- Applicable City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation, policies & procedures
- Understanding the developmental and recreational needs of children
- AODA - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (legislated training required by 2010)
- City of Ottawa cash handling procedures
- Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance
- Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures.
Competencies & Skills
- Experience working with the general public
- Ability to operate and required tools/equipment
- Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures
- Technical skills for the appropriate program
- Demonstrates supervisory and strong leadership skills
- Experience and demonstrated ability to train, supervise and evaluate staff
- Conflict resolution and problem solving skills, with the ability to manage simultaneous demands