Date Posted: February 3, 2015
Position Title: Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
Location: Chilliwack Family YMCA, Chilliwack
Terms: PT/FT: Depending on the need of the branch
Shift: Various: including evenings and weekends
Salary: 0-519 Hours $11.47
After 520 $11.92
After 1100 $12.37
After 2500 $13.10
Start Date: On going
Reports To: Dependent on placement
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.
For over 125 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 95,000 participants annually.
Nature & Scope: The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor will report to the Aquatic/Youth Team Leader, and work collaboratively with other members of the YMCA team to provide a safe and fun aquatics environment.
· Guard the pool and teach swim lessons in a positive and professional manner
Build meaningful relationships through positive daily interaction with YMCA members, visitors, and colleagues
Promote philanthropy through the YMCA’s annual Strong Kids Campaign
Develop lesson plans for various programs and administer progressive evaluations for participants.
Ensure program design, lay-out, and offerings meet the needs of all participants at various levels
Lead program delivery, while ensuring contents meet the appropriate criteria and outline
Perform general administrative duties and record keeping responsibilities
Maintain an atmosphere of achievement that inspires self and others to succeed at the highest levels
Ensure the safety of all members, participants, staff, and property by following YMCA standards/policies/procedures and ensuring they are maintained amongst all members and staff, including all locker rooms and spectator viewing areas.
Maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all program areas, common spaces, and washrooms
Assist with training new staff/volunteers in procedures and practices
Remain flexible – willing to learn new skills, alter shifts
Attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required
· Maintain regular attendance, punctuality and be appropriately dressed and well groomed
Current Standard First Aid certificate (valid within 2 years)
CPR level C and & AED certificate (valid within 1 year)
Current National Lifeguard Service (NLS) pool option
Experience as a Lifeguard/Swim instruction
YMCA Swim Instructor or equivalent
YMCA Aquatic Fitness Certificate, or equivalent, is preferred
Advanced leadership courses are an asset
Demonstrated high level of customer service skills
Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date
3 professional references
Commitment to Organization and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.
Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority, and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.
Teamwork: Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.
Communication: Ability to speak, write, listen, and secure information in a variety of settings
Outcomes Oriented: Ability to lead, manage, and achieve identified goals.
Internal applicants should inform their supervisor prior to application.
Pleaseapply by completing both of the following steps:
Step 1- Complete online application using the following link:
Step 2- Complete online questionnaire using the following link:
Application deadline: Ongoing