Position Title: Lifeguard
Reports To: Aquatics Manager
Position Status: Part-Time
Salary: $15.09 - $17.09 per hour
Location: John W. Lindsay YMCA
The YMCA is a place where everyone belongs. We are committed to providing equal opportunity for all, in a welcoming space that is both nurturing and fun â€“ in a community of shared responsibilities, where children and families can thrive.
There are lots of places to work, but few opportunities to do work that really matters, and the Y is one of those rare places. When you join our team, you donâ€™t just get a job â€“ youâ€™ll embark on an exciting path in career development. You will be part of a team that provides children, youth, and adults of all ages a sense of belonging in their community.
Our Aquatics team plays an important role in ensuring our aquatics department is a safe and inclusive space, that offers excellence in its programming. This position is integral to ensure our core values and mandate are delivered in a meaningful, safe, positive and inclusive way for each member utilizing our pool.
Supervise participants at all times and ensure a safe environment in regard to conduct, safety education/intervention, regulatory and policy compliance, and equipment usage
- Recognize and prevent potentially dangerous situations, using approved techniques for supervision of aquatic areas and users, in emergency situations; providing water rescue, first aid, and follow up. Complete any safety documentation and reporting as required
Conduct routine inspections of facilityâ€™s public areas to ensure hazards are corrected and mitigated, maintenance issues are addressed, and participant safety is maintained
Build, foster, and maintain positive working relationships with participants, community members, staff and volunteers through positive internal/external communications, timely response to questions and issue resolution
Qualifications & Skills
1-3 yearsâ€™ experience lifeguarding
- National Lifeguard Certificate(NLS)
Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification, YMCA swim instruction experience are assets
Demonstrated safety conscious mindset and Standard First Aid/CPR certification
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong customer service and interpersonal skills
Bilingual in French, Arabic, etc. an asset
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team
Flexibility to work irregular hours as required
Individual & Family YMCA Membership options
Please note that the successful candidate is required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check, clear Child Abuse Registry Check, and valid First Aid and CPR training. All YMCA employees are required to attend YMCA Child Protection Training during their probationary period.
Please apply online at http://ymcahfx.ca/workwithus/.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The YMCA of Greater Halifax/Dartmouth is an equal opportunity employer that values the diversity of people and communities and is committed to excellence and inclusion in our Association. We are committed to an environment that is barrier free. If you require accommodation during the hiring process, please inform us in advance to arrange reasonable and appropriate accommodation. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify.