Aquatic Lifeguards Job Opening in Chatham-Kent, ON - Chatham-Kent Recruitment 2017Please only download the application form onto a computer or laptop; it doesn’t load correctly onto a phone or iPad. You should see boxes beside yes and no that you click in to answer the question; you should not be able to change the font, or type outside of greyed boxes.
Aquatic Services is currently accepting applications for their external job registry for future part-time casual and call-in Aquatic Lifeguard positions. Lifeguards perform supervision, education and prevention while guarding the pool and deck environment. Instructors provide swimming lesson instruction that follow he Red Cross Swim program which we offer and instruction of the delivery of aqua fitness. Both positions are educated to assist in the delivery of our policies and procedures with in the recreation department and the whole municipality. Applications will be kept on file for future vacancies until 4:30 p.m., June 30, 2017.
About Recreation and Culture Services: The Recreation and Culture Services (RCS) section includes Recreation Programs, Aquatic Programs, Special Populations, Marketing, the Chatham Cultural Centre which includes Thames Art Gallery, ARTspace, Kiwanis Theatre, Box Office, Chatham Kent Museum, Ridge House, Milner House and other heritage sites. Recreation and Culture Services provides high quality recreation and cultural programs/services and opportunities to residents and visitors of Chatham-Kent.
What does an Aquatic Lifeguard do? Delivers safe enjoyable aqua fitness classes, swimming lessons and coached programs following guidelines and expectations for positive outcomes; delivers/performs guarding to an NLS standard guarding swims and rentals following policies and Health and safety standards for prevention of injury; performs as accident preventers, rescuers, public relations officers and administrators; maintenance of aquatic facility as scheduled; ensures all lifesaving equipment is maintained, available and in proper working order to implement trained rescue procedures; performs high level of First Aid; following all set emergency procedures; reports known or potential hazards, maintenance concerns and unsafe conditions to the Coordinator, Aquatic Services; performs administrative duties: pool log, attendance, accident/incident reports; provides personal attention and care to all community users; promotes and implements policies and procedures, rules and regulations that govern a person using the aquatic facilities; assists with birthday parties, front desk attendant and other shifts as required.
What qualifications are we looking for? Because of the responsibilities of this position, the candidate must be at least 16 years of age. Lifeguards must maintain required certifications; possess knowledge of/ experience with injury prevention practices, as well as health and safety practices; knowledge of communications to be demonstrated during shift to patrons and staff; able to demonstrate our policy and procedures during shift; able to demonstrate competency to report concerns in a timely fashion with follow-up; demonstrated commitment to working safely; able to react quickly and follow standard processes in emergencies. The following experience would be an asset: previous Lifeguard/Aquatic experience working at a public pool or other environment (i.e. beach lifeguard, private pool lifeguard, camp lifeguard, etc.); previous aquatic leadership/supervision experience an asset; experience in dealing/working with community user demographics (preschool, youth, adult, senior).
The following certifications are required:
· Current Standard First Aid/CPR certificate
· Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor [WSI] certificate
· Current LSSC National Lifeguard Service Award required
· High Five Principles of Healthy Childhood Development certificate
The following certifications would be an asset:
· Current LSSC LifeSaving Instructor certificate
· CALA certification (Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance Inc.) (www.calainc.org)
· WaterART certification(WaterART Fitness International) (www.waterart.org)
· LSSC Examiner Status.
Note: You will be required to bring the original certificates that you possess to an interview. Please do not include copies with your application and resume. There will be a water testing portion during the interview process.
Please see the job profile/description in attachments on our website at www.chatham-kent.ca for full responsibility and qualification details, including work environment, hours of work, occupational safety, and physical/safety requirements.
Click here to view our Aquatic website
Police Information Search (criminal reference check):
Because of the environment this position will be working in, the successful candidate will be required to furnish an original Police Information Search (criminal reference check) (working with the vulnerable sector).
Community of Chatham-Kent:
Situated between two beautiful, fresh water lakes, Chatham-Kent is home to a rich, colourful landscape which creates a wonderful backdrop for our unique towns and welcoming communities. You can live the dream without breaking the bank; with housing prices a fraction of those in comparative locations. For example, in 2015 the average home was sold for $622,217 in Toronto, $282,229 in London and only $158,137 here in Chatham-Kent. Our large geography, great climate and abundance of natural amenities ensure that there are activities for people of all ages and interests. Internationally known for our heritage and culture, and a variety of attractions and festivals that dot the calendar year long, it is little wonder that people from both near and far choose Chatham-Kent as their place to call “home”. We invite you to join us, and experience firsthand what it means to be Living CK.
Core Values for the Municipality of Chatham-Kent:
• We respect one and all by showing consideration for one another’s opinions, values, and beliefs
• We will be fair, impartial, and just in everything we do
• We believe in, have confidence in, and rely on, one another
• We will be truthful, courageous, trustworthy, and accountable for our actions
• We will be straightforward and ethical
• We will do the right thing
• What everybody does matters
• We will work willingly together to achieve the common goal to serve our customers
• We will listen, speak up and be heard
• Everyone knows what they need to know to do a good job
• We believe in a safe workplace for all
Hours of Work:
Part-time positions working daytime, evenings, and weekends as required. Duties will be assigned by the Aquatic Coordinator. Applicants must be available on short notice to work days, evenings, and weekends as required; for up to 24 hours per week. Positions are located at the Gable Rees Rotary Pool and the Wallaceburg Sydenham Pool.
The wage range for this position is $14.93 to $16.23 per hour (based on grade 3B of the 2016 non-union part-time
How to Apply:
Candidates interested in the above position are asked to submit our career profile application form and resume to the address below. Our career profile can be found in our job ad under municipal jobs at www.chatham-kent.ca. Please do not include a cover letter, or copies of transcripts, licenses, certificates, etc.
Please send attachments in a Word (.doc or .docx) or Adobe (.pdf) format only. Attachments must be attached directly to your email. We are not able to download documents from an internet site.
Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. June 30, 2017:
Municipality of Chatham-Kent
Attn. Cathy J. E. Hoffman, MPA, CHRP
Chief Human Resource Officer
315 King Street West
P.O. Box 640
Chatham ON N7M 5K8
Email address: [email protected]
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees. Should you require accommodations during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources & Organizational Development (HROD) at 519-360-1998 or [email protected] Applicant information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Privacy legislation and will be used strictly for the purpose of candidate selection. We thank all candidates in advance; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
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