YMCA, Chilliwack - Team Leader, Aquatics

Closing date: 
December 9, 2018
Job Description: 

Date Posted:                         November 22, 2018


Position Title:                       Aquatics Team Leader

Location:                              Chilliwack Family YMCA, Chilliwack, B.C

Terms:                                   Permanent Full-Time

Hours:                                   35 hours per week

Shift:                                      Hours will vary and may consist of evenings and weekends


Salary:                                    0-519 Hours          $16.97

                                                After 520               $17.50

                                                After 1100            $18.56

                                                After 2500            $19.56

                                                *All levels include complete benefits package


Start Date:                            February 2018


Reports To:                           Aquatics Supervisor



Chilliwack is getting a new Y!  Opening in early 2019, this modern health, fitness, community and recreation facility will help meet the needs of all Chilliwack families so that everyone can reach their potential. We are looking for people to join our team who will warmly welcome long-time members to the new centre of community and create a welcoming space for men, women, children, teens, seniors and families who are new to the Y to belong.

The Chilliwack YMCA is a part of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver––a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community by helping families thrive, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of connection and belonging. Together, 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 more than 130 years, we have been part of the community––more than 40 in Chilliwack. We have always been a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow through programs and services in health, fitness & aquatics, child care, camping, employment, health management, immigrant services and youth engagement.


Nature & Scope:                 

The Aquatics Team Leader will report to the Aquatics Supervisor, and work collaboratively with other members of the YMCA team to provide a safe and fun aquatics environment.  The Team Leader is responsible for providing support and delivering family focused programming and services, as well as helping to monitor and support program quality.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Effectively guard the pool and Instruct  meeting the required performance standards
  • Provide support and leadership to swim instructors so they may meet performance criteria.
  • Takes initiative to communicate with parents during swim lessons
  • Prepares instructor assignments, makes adjustments as needed and completes required administrative duties in consultation with Aquatic Supervisor
  • Provide support and leadership to lifeguards to ensure the pool rules, procedures and practices meet the required standards
  • Build meaningful relationships through positive daily interaction with YMCA members, visitors, and colleagues
  • Promote philanthropy through the YMCA’s annual Strong Kids Campaign
  • Assists the Aquatic Supervisor with general administrative duties.
  • 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 (valid within 2 years)
  • CPR-C & AED certificate (valid within 1 year)
  • Current National Lifeguard  (NL) pool option
  • Experience as a Lifeguard/Swim instructor
  • YMCA Swim Instructor or equivalent
  • YMCA Aquatic Fitness Certificate, or equivalent, preferred
  • Experience supervising swim lessons, preferred
  • 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.

CommunicationAbility to speak, write, listen, and secure information in a variety of settings

Outcomes OrientedAbility to lead, manage, and achieve identified goals.


Application Process:

Internal applicants should inform their supervisor prior to application.

Complete online application by clicking the link below:




Application deadline:  December 9, 2018                                                                      Requisition ID: 3210

Contact Info
Information Phone: 
4588 Hocking Ave
Province or Territory: 
British Columbia
Postal Code: 
V2P 1B4