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Part-time Aquatic Guards
Municipality: District of Mission This posting closed on

March 12, 2018
at 4:30 PM
Job ID: #2018-01 (Please quote job ID on resume when applying)
Department: Parks, Recreation & Culture
Job Description: The Mission Leisure Centre is seeking energetic and motivated individuals with excellent interpersonal and communications skills to fill part-time Aquatic Guard I positions.

Employees in this position are responsible for life guarding and instruction in various aquatic activities and, as required, maintenance of pool area. While some independence of judgement is authorized, complex situations or unusual problems are referred to a supervisor.
Duties: Guard pool patrons of different age groups, and abilities in various activities in a manner consistent with Lifesaving Society standards and techniques.

Ensure safety practices are adhered to within the pool area and change rooms and enforce safety rules based on departmental standards.

Instruct swimming lessons or aquatic courses in accordance with standards as prescribed by Red Cross or other recognized institutions.

Prepare effective lesson plans, evaluate students, record results, and provide feedback to students and parents as required.

Test water quality of pool and record readings, and refer problems to the supervisor.

Maintain the pool area and change room in a neat, tidy and clean manner; maintain inventory of supplies.

Treat minor injuries and make necessary arrangements for the treatment of severe injuries; complete accident reports.

Maintain an up to date level of knowledge of aquatic, lifesaving and teaching practices.

As required open and close facility; set alarms.

Perform other duties related to the position.
Educational Requirements: Completion of Grade 11 and be at least 16 years of age and hold current NLS, CPR and Water Safety Instructor certifications.

Aquatic Guards must be available for shifts anytime between the hours of 5:15 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., including evenings, weekends and some statutory holidays. Please include your availability in your cover letter.

In order to be considered for employment as an Aquatic Guard, candidates must be available to participate in a wet exam scheduled for Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Skill Requirements: Demonstrable knowledge of the theory and practice of life saving, CPR, first-aid and established emergency procedures.

Ability to establish rapport, give instruction and provide leadership in swimming and other aquatic activities.

Ability to prepare effective lessons and develop creative teaching practices.

Ability to use a variety of first aid and safety equipment.

Ability to be calm, courteous, and tactful in a variety of demanding situations.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers and to communicate tactfully and effectively.

Knowledge of pool water quality and testing procedures.
Salary: The 2018 rate of pay for this CUPE position is $24.65 per hour plus a percentage in lieu of all benefits.
Additional Information: If this job opportunity is for you, please apply via the Careers page on our website (Job ID 2018-01) by 4:30 Monday, March 12, 2018.
Web Address:
Address: District of Mission
8645 Stave Lake Street, Box 20
Mission BC V2V 4L9
Opening Date: February 20, 2018 08:30 AM
Closing Date: March 12, 2018 04:30 PM
*We thank all interested candidates however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.