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||Lifeguard Instructor 1
|Hours of Work
||This is on call auxiliary work.
||Expression of Interest
This position provides instructional and lifeguarding aquatics work, assisting with daily programs, activities and maintenance tasks. Examples of key work activities include:
- Perform lifeguarding duties.
- Teach swimming lessons to a variety of ages and skill levels.
- Participate in responses to aquatic emergencies.
- Perform a variety of routine tasks associated with the daily maintenance of the pool, deck and change rooms.
- Deal with clients concerns and complaints.
- Provide leadership to Junior lifeguards.
- Assist the Lifeguard Instructor 2 as required.
- Input programs into the CLASS system as well as update client information.
- Prepare and maintains work records.
|Education & Experience
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent supplemented by a minimum of up to 1 year of related lifeguarding experience and courses in lifesaving, aquatic skills, instruction and pool operations and maintenance; OR an equivalent combination of training and experience.
|Knowledge & Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of the theory and practice of lifesaving, artificial respiration, cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.
- Ability to teach and provide leadership emphasizing instruction in water safety and aquatic skills.
- Working knowledge of pool chemistry, water filtration, chlorination, heating and related pool equipment and procedures.
- Knowledge of the regulations, policies, procedures and statues applicable to the work.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of internal contacts and to enforce rules and regulations governing the operation of the pool with tact and authority.
- Ability to work well under pressure and deal with stressful situations with professionalism.
- Ability to prioritize work and perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
- Ability to work independently and interdependently while exercising sound judgement and initiative.
- Ability to maintain an inventory of supplies and equipment.
- Ability to prepare and maintain a variety of charts, records and reports related to the work.
- Knowledge and skill in using City computer applications such as Class Registration System, Outlook, and Microsoft programs.
- Ability to use REDMS or a similar records management system.
- Ability to successfully pass a Criminal Record Check.
|Licences & Certificates & Registrations
National Lifeguard Service Award - Pool & Waterpark Options; Red Cross Water Safety Instructor; Lifesaving Instructor Certificate; Current First Aid Certificate including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillator (AED); WHMIS.
Candidates without the full requirements for Lifeguard Instructor 1 may be considered for Auxiliary Junior Lifeguard employment.
|Working Conditions and Effort
||Work is performed in an environment with exposure to disagreeable conditions or hazards such as adding chemicals to pools. Light and heavy physical lifting required. Periods of visual effort and mental concentration are required to scan pool and surrounding areas for safety. May be exposed to unpleasant interactions with general public.
||CUPE - Local 718
|External Closing Date
|PS Pay Band
||Pay Band 05
||$23.70 - $27.86 per hour
|Compensation & Benefits Overview
||You will also receive an additional payment of 12% in lieu of all fringe benefits. Upon reaching 1,200 hours worked in a period of two consecutive years, you will then be entitled to receive 16% in lieu of all fringe benefits.
The City of Richmond wishes to thank all applicants for their interest in this career opportunity; however, only those candidates considered for the position will be contacted.
No telephone inquiries please.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work applicable to this position and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
The City of Richmond is an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage all qualified individuals to apply, however, our positions are restricted to those legally entitled to work in Canada.