YMCA Day Camps - Full Time Lifeguard (Contract)
Location/region: St. Marys ON., Cambridge ON., Guelph ON.
Position Start Date: June 10, 2023
Position End Date: August 26, 2023
Are you an experienced Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard? Are you driven to cultivate authentic relationships and connections with children and youth to build camp community?
If this is you, join our team and make a difference in the life of a child!
The YMCA of Three Rivers is committed to better serving our communities, where and how they need us most. Collectively we have provided accessible, inclusive, and proactive opportunities for personal growth and involvement helping to build a stronger, healthier, and more vibrant community. YMCA Day Camps is home to three gorgeous waterfronts: YMCA Camp Conestogo on Guelph Lake, Shade’s Mills Conservation Area in Cambridge, and Wildwood conservation Area in St. Marys.
What you will do…
You will be a leader in a vibrant outdoor day camp setting, supporting the growth and development of children and youth by overseeing the safety and supervision of the recreational swimming and boating (canoe and/or kayak) programs. Your work will ensure that we reinforce National Lifesaving Society, Ontario Camping Association Standards, and YMCA Camping Quality Recommended Practices to support quality excellence. You thrive being a part of a larger team but also bring the self-management skills required to work independently with minimal supervision. Furthermore, in this role you will:
Work with the Camp Director to ensure the waterfront is functioning safely and effectively to all standards.
Creatively interpret engaging canoe and/or kayak lesson plans.
Provide leadership and coaching to Camp Counselors by demonstrating effective in/on water engagement methods.
Complete daily safety checks of lifesaving equipment and communicate any issues to the Day Camp Director.
Champion the adherence to all safety and lifeguarding procedures and responds to all emergencies.
Act as a positive role model for campers and fellow staff by championing YMCA values.
What you will bring…
Ideally, you will bring a minimum of 1-2 years’ experience lifeguarding. You are committed to working in a socially inclusive environment responding with sensitivity and personal awareness to diverse needs. You have well-developed interpersonal and relationship building skills; the ability to use good judgement and problem-solve; and strong professional conduct. You have up-to-date National Lifeguard and Standard First Aid with CPR-C certification and successful completion of Police Vulnerable Sector Check within the last 6 months.
What you will gain…
You will join a dynamic team and an organization that has massive impact across our community. You will be joining a local organization, but you will also be part of a global movement. Your work will have an impact on the community we all call home and will be a little better every day because of you.
Apply Online Here: https://ytr.campbrainstaff.com/
The YMCA of Three Rivers embraces diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive workplace, welcoming applications from all qualified persons. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. We encourage Women, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+ individuals, people with diverse abilities, members of equity deserving groups, ethnic minorities and faith groups, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against based on race, colour, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ability, ancestry, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected group.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation need known to the YMCA of Three Rivers.
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