Title:  Recreation and Sport - Instructor Guard

Job Close Date:  Dec 31, 2024

File Number: 621
Service Area: Neighbourhood and Community-Wide Services  
Division: Recreation and Sport 
Employee Group: Casual 
​Job Type: Casual 
Number of Openings: 100 

Summary:

Aquatic Services provide London families and individuals of all ages with opportunities to participate in unstructured aquatic activities and structured educational programs to teach drowning prevention and water safety.

Role:

Reporting to the on-site Pool Manager, Assistant Pool Manager or Deck Supervisor, the Instructor/Lifeguard is responsible for preparing and delivering lessons in the Learn to Swim program and supervising all activities happening in the pool while ensuring a safe and enjoyable aquatic experience for Londoners. This casual position works as part of a team in a public facing fast paced aquatic environment providing high quality programs while providing excellent customer service.

Job Responsibilities

  • Actively supervise and participate in programming within the facility including but not limited to swim lessons, facility rentals and drop-in recreational programming.
  • Promote public water safety education and participate in drowning prevention initiatives.
  • Accountable for all activities and programs while on duty at the pool.
  • Assist in the promotion and advertising of programs and activities under the direction of the Deck Supervisor/ Pool Manager. 
  • Ensure accurate, timely and complete submission of all forms and records including but not limited to worksheets, progress cards, accident, and incident reports.
  • Carry out cleaning duties as assigned by the Deck Supervisor or Pool Manager.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills and a positive and professional attitude when communicating with participants, parents, the public, and co-workers.
  • Demonstrate commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression and human rights through practices and interactions with community partners, employees, and individuals and support programs and initiatives that reflect this commitment.
  • Demonstrate commitment and adherence to Health and Safety legislation and programs; actively promote a culture of safety.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Current Standard First Aid Certificate (prior to the start of employment)
  • Current Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor (SI)
  • Current Lifesaving Society Instructor (LSI)
  • Current National Lifeguard
  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check (VSPC) (prior to the start of employment)
  • Must be 15 years of age as per Ontario Health Regulation 565

Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate good communication, high energy, enthusiasm and continued positive attitude
  • Ability to demonstrate interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • High level of comfort in fast paced public facing environments.
  • Experience working with children, youth and/or adults with special needs an asset.
  • Second language is an asset (please indicate on resume).

Other Information:

Starting Wage: 17.75 per hour

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