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  • Aug 22, 2017
YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
Job Post Date:

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors
Westhills YMCA-YWCA

Permanent Full-Time: 35 hours/week
Permanent Part-Time: 20-34 hours/week
Casual: Up to 19 hours/week (on call or regular shifts)
Placement: Ongoing
Wage Range: $16.95 – 17.45/hour (+ benefits for permanent positions)
Hours: Current shifts available are weekday evenings (4:00pm-10:15pm); however, due to the seasonal peaks in our operation, the work schedule will flex to accommodate the needs of our members and participants.

Nature and Scope:
The Aquatic Staff team provides high quality programs and services to our members and participants, and works as a member of the Health, Fitness and Aquatics program team. This includes maintaining a safe aquatic environment, educating the public regarding safe swimming habits, and providing progressive swimming instruction in the YMCA aquatic system.

Full-time positions will be required to work a Sunday – Thursday or Tuesday – Saturday work week. Permanent part-time (PPT) positions require the flexibility to work weekends, opening/closing shifts and some statutory holidays (rotational basis). All permanent positions qualify for 3 weeks paid vacation (pro-rated for PPT), a YMCA-YWCA Individual General Membership, as well as a cost-shared group benefits plan after the probationary period which includes:

- Medical (MSP coverage after one month)

- Healthcare, Drug Plan, Dental, Vision, EAP Plan

- Extended Health Care

- Life Insurance

- Eligibility for the YMCA Canada Pension Plan

Casual positions are entitled to an individual YMCA-YWCA General Membership.

(As relevant to the specific position with the Aquatic team)

- Provides excellent customer service to members, volunteers, and staff

- Ensures all safety and life guarding procedures are adhered to, and in the event of an emergency responds as trained by the Association

- Enforces all rules and regulations and maintain order in his/her designated area as a proactive approach to ensuring safety and accident prevention

- Plans, organizes and implements core lesson plans/daily lesson plans, progress reports and evaluations

- Maintains accurate, up to date progress sheets and records for participants

- Keeps Daily Log up to date and accurate

- Set-up and take-down lane markers, program and other equipment as required

- Ensure that equipment is safe and in good repair (report immediately any malfunctions and remove any damaged equipment immediately)

- Maintenance and cleaning duties as required

- Assist in the supervision and leadership of assistant instructors and volunteers

- Ensure the safety of all members, participants, staff, and property by following YMCA-YWCA standards/policies/procedures and ensuring they are maintained amongst all members and staff

- Monitor commitment to service excellence by role modelling and maintaining YMCA SAM 2.1 standards Develops and maintain professional and courteous relationships with members and participants

- Contribute as a member of our staff team in the overall operation of the Westhills Y Branch, including performing other duties as assigned


- Current National Lifeguard certification required

- Current YMCA Swim Instructor or Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification required

- Current Standard First Aid and CPR C certification required

- Clear Police/RCMP Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening required

- YMCA or BCRPA Aquafit certification a strong asset


- Commitment to Organization Vision and Values

- Commitment to Health and Safety

- Customer Service

- Teamwork

- Communication

- Problem Solving

- Planning and Organization

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume, indicating the position that you are applying for (and preferred hours - FT, PT or Casual) in the subject line of your email, to:

Human Resources
YMCA-YWCA Vancouver Island

Please note:
1. Application Deadline: This posting will remain open until suitable candidates have been found.

2. We thank all applicants, but only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island is an equal opportunity employer.

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