YMCA of the Okanagan
  • 08-Nov-2018 to 23-Nov-2018 (PST)
  • Kelowna, BC, CAN
  • 14.55 - 17.46
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

We are seeking a full-time Lifeguard/Swim Instructor who is energetic, personable, resourceful, well-organized, with superior interpersonal skills, and excels in a fast-paced, challenging work environment. Reporting directly to the Aquatic Supervisors and Manager, the Swim Instructor/Lifeguard is a key team member to the Aquatic Department at the Kelowna Family Y in Rutland.

The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor is responsible for the safety of others, for teaching, and instilling the Y's core values of caring, respect, responsibility and honesty in Y staff and members. The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor maintains a safe and clean work environment and delivers aquatic programs during assigned shifts.  The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor works as part of a large dynamic aquatics team, while building positive relationships with members.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Performs on deck lifeguarding of members and the public
  • Delivers exceptional aquatic swim lessons, programs, and courses to members
  • Develops swim lesson plans
  • Completes reports, statistics, records, etc. as needed
  • Work as part of a staff/volunteer team, ensuring a welcoming environment and excellent customer service
  • Maintains a clean and safe working environment
  • Ensures all awards or certifications are kept up to date
  • Performs other related work as required

 

Qualifications:

  • YMCA Canada Swim Instructor or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification-Pool Option
  • Current Standard First Aid with CPR- C
  • AED Responder must be completed within 3 months after hire (must be Lifesaving Society certification)
  • Upon request provide 3 references.  A minimum of 2 will be professional in nature (e.g. Employer, Supervisor or Colleague.
  • A satisfactory Criminal Record Check. Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than [six (6) months] preceding your start date. The YMCA will provide applicable instructions and paperwork.

 

Competencies:

  • Commitment to Mission, Vision and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision and values of YMCA of Okanagan.
  • Service Attitude: Identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority and responds in an effective and timely manner to enhance every person's Y experience.
  • Relationship Building: Works proactively to develop positive relations with participants, staff, and volunteers to encourage personal growth.

 

Application Process:

Please apply in writing, with cover letter and resume addressed to:

Torrie Zimmerman
375 Hartman Road, Kelowna BC, V1X 2M9

YMCA of the Okanagan
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