Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Closing date: 
March 25, 2019
Job Description: 

Title:  Part-time Lifeguard and Swimming Instructor
 
Location: The Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club
 
Summary:
The VLTBC is a prestigious private club with a unique pool environment.  Applicants must have exceptional customer service skills, attention to detail and a positive, proactive attitude.  The successful applicant must enjoy working as part of a dynamic team and be committed to helping improve aquatic programs.
 
Reports to:  Aquatics and Juniors Coordinator
 
Dates: Applicants must be available for a minimum of March 2019 – June 2019. Preference will be given to those who can work through to August 2019. We are hiring ASAP!
 
Scope: To provide supervision, prevention of injury and first aid to the pool area and be a first responder for other injuries in the club.  To provide safe, fun, and effective swim lessons for members of various ages and abilities (lessons are primarily for children).  You will be required to teach private, semi-private, and small group lessons.  You may also be asked to help with special events around the club.
 
Shifts: Swimming instructors will be on duty for shifts that vary from 2-4 hours in length. Instructing shifts will be shorter/longer based on lesson demand.  Guarding shifts are 2-5 hours.   
 
Work Environment: Outdoor pool April –October, indoor from October-March.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
 
Lifeguard:
·         Strictly but courteously enforce all pool/club rules and regulations
·         Use skills learned in NLS to provide a safe environment for all members
·         Control the pool environment in order to prevent accidents
·         Check pool chemistry and record levels in the Daily Pool Log each shift
·         Perform daily maintenance tasks as required to keep pool and pool area clean and tidy
·         Arrive at work at least 5 minutes before each shift.
·         Be first aid responder for accidents in other areas of the Club
·         Complete incident reports as required and submit them to the Aquatics Coordinator
·         Interact with members using the pool in a friendly manner
·         Attend all scheduled in-services
·         Assist in promoting the aquatic programs as required
 
Swimming Instructor:
·         Use skills learned in Water Safety Instructor course to teach swim lessons to all levels.
·         Evaluate students during the first lesson to assess the correct level
·         Use Red Cross standards for evaluation of students
·         Participate fully in classes with students
·         Be on time, and start/end classes promptly
·         Liaise with the Aquatics Coordinator if children are in the wrong levels
·         Prepare for classes and have lesson plans as required
 
Other
·         Assists the Aquatics Coordinator and Programs Manager with Special Events as required (i.e. Breakfast with Santa)
·         Maintains current qualifications at all times and provides copies of relevant certifications to the Aquatics Coordinator.
 
Qualifications
All certifications must remain current or lifeguards/instructors will not be permitted to work.
·      NLS
·      CPR-C/AED
·      Standard First Aid
·      Water Safety Instructor
·      Life Saving Instructor (not required but is an asset)
·      A minimum of 1 year guarding/instructing experience
 
 
Starting Wage:
$15-$16/hour guarding
$16-$17/hour instructing
Starting wages are determined based on experience and certifications.  Wages are reviewed after a 3 month probationary period.
 
How to Apply:  Please email both a cover letter and resume outlining your relevant experience and certifications to our Aquatics & Juniors Coordinator at aquatics@vanlawn.com
 
Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Contact Info
Name: 
Emily Paterson
Information Phone: 
604-731-2191
Address: 
1630 West 15th Ave
City: 
Vancouver
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V6J 2K7