Head Lifeguard

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Author ahnationtalk
Date August 27, 2019
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Wilfrid Laurier University
Salary $14.50/hour - Per Hour
Location Brantford, ON
Category Miscellaneous
Client Wilfrid Laurier University
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Head Lifeguard

Posting ID : 11224
Position Title : Head Lifeguard
Job Type : Full-time, Limited Term
Campus : Brantford

Position Summary :

Organizational Overview:
As one of the largest charitable community service organizations in Canada, the YMCA of
Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide
solutions. By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building
opportunities, to each other and enhances their quality of life. We foster social responsibility and healthy living.
The YMCA works collectively with community partners that share the YMCA’s determination in strengthening
the foundations of community for all people
This position requires a commitment to the mission and values of both Wilfrid Laurier University and the YMCA.
It requires a commitment to the YMCA mission and core values of: Responsibility, Caring, Honesty and Respect,
as well as, a commitment to building developmental assets in children and adults. Wilfrid Laurier University is
devoted to excellence in learning, research, scholarship and creativity. It fulfills its mission by advancing
knowledge, supporting and enhancing high-quality undergraduate, graduate and professional education, and
emphasizing co-curricular development of the whole student.
All offers of employment will be subject to the provision that the successful incumbent provides the YMCA of
Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford with a current and satisfactory Police Records Check. Positions responsible for
the direct supervision of children and/or vulnerable persons will be required, in addition to a Police Records
Check, to provide a Vulnerable Sector Screening Report at the time of hire.


The Laurier Brantford YMCA is committed to creating an inclusive environment that accommodates all
individuals, including those with disabilities. We support the goals of the Accessibility for Ontarians with
Disabilities Acts (AODA) and have established policies, procedures and practices which adhere to the
accessibility standards set out in the AODA. Should you require any accommodation throughout the recruitment
process please do not hesitate contacting our Human Resources Department.
The Laurier Brantford YMCA is an equal opportunity employer.

Nature and Scope:
The Laurier Brantford YMCA is seeking a Head Lifeguard to work a variety of shifts. Hours of work will be based on the
needs of the branch. Aquatic team members are responsible for the delivery of customer service excellence through
member satisfaction and safety during recreational swims as well as instruction of both individual and group
swimming lessons.
Advancement of pay rate is dependent on working a minimum of six months (per position if more than one position
is held within the Laurier Brantford YMCA or the YMCA of Hamilton/Burlington/Brantford) consecutively or a
minimum of 130 hours and the ability to perform the job at a satisfactory level. Successful candidates must also
demonstrate ongoing professional development, involvement in branch specific activities, attend staff
meetings/trainings and achieve an assessment of “meeting expectations” on each annual performance review in
order to satisfy eligibility for Association approved merit increases.


  • Primary responsibility is coverage of Lifeguard shifts;
  • Experience in the usage of pool chemicals and cleaning supplies for water and deck equipment maintenance;
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to members and participants by ensuring that health and safety
    regulations and YMCA policies and procedures are upheld;
  • Teach, guard and coach a variety of aquatic programs;
  • Maintain all relevant and required records;
    Develop lesson plans and administer progressive evaluations;
  • Work with staff and volunteers assigned to aquatic area;
  • Maintain and upgrade as required current qualifications and certifications;
  • Attend scheduled training events;
  • Help support the supervision of staff in the absence of the Aquatics Supervisor to ensure consistency in the water and
    on the deck
  • Responsible for scheduling training and Aquatics Team Leader (ATL) shifts during swim lessons
  • Responsible for completing payroll in the absence of the Aquatics Supervisor
  • Will have shifts as an Aquatics Team Leader during peak swim lesson times

Accountabilities :

Deliberately identifies and creates opportunities to enhance each and every individual’s Laurier
Brantford YMCA experience.

Does the right thing at the right time without being asked.

Forward Thinking
Thinks beyond the current situation to anticipate changes that may affect the future of the

Commitment to Organization Vision and Values
Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for the mission, vision,
strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA and Wilfrid Laurier University.

Health and Safety
Acknowledges and understands how to manage and educate others of risk and harm reduction.

Qualifications :

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C
  • National Lifeguard Service Certification
  • Lifesaving Society, Red Cross and/or YMCA Swim Instructor Certification
  • WHMIS and AED is an asset
  • Current police records check with vulnerable sector search (issued within the past 6 months) is a
    condition of employment
Salary : $14.50/hour
Salary Notes :

Position Status: Full-Time Contract (One Year)

Plus $1.25 premium for all shifts worked as Aquatic Team Leader and $1.00/hour
premium for all hours worked Monday to Friday between 5:00AM and 3:00PM.

To Apply : If you are interested in this position, please submit your letter of application and resume by September
4th, 2019 to the attention of:
Alex Geisel
Aquatics Supervisor
We thank all applicants; however, only those considered for an interview will be contacted.Internal YMCA Applicants:
The Laurier Brantford YMCA encourages employees within the Association, as well as those employed within the
Canadian YMCA/YMCA-YWCA Federation and Wilfrid Laurier University to submit their application.
Please note that in so doing, the Laurier Brantford YMCA reserves the right to contact the applicable YMCA or
YMCA-YWCA for purposes of seeking an employment reference throughout the recruitment process.
Please ensure that prior to submitting your application that you have disclosed to your current supervisor, your
intention to submit your application. By submitting your application, you understand and agree to allow the
Laurier Brantford YMCA to contact your current Association.

Please Note :

Please submit a cover letter and resume.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier’s Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University’s Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier’s core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, racialized, having disabilities, and from persons of any sexual identities and gender identities. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at jbecker@wlu.ca. Candidates from other equity seeking groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at equity@wlu.ca. We have strived to make our application process accessible however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at 519-884-1970 ext.2007 or hr@wlu.ca.

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