Lifeguards are at the heart of our Aquatic Centre. Reporting to the Aquatic Supervisor and under the leadership of an Aquatic Team Lead, you will provide safe, enjoyable aquatic opportunities for the public through the provision of lifeguarding and instructional services. You will lifeguard leisure, recreational and competitive swimmer; prevent injuries through public education and respond appropriately when injuries and incidents do occur. You will answer public inquiries, test and record water sample results, and clean aquatic and change room areas by providing janitorial services appropriate to your role. You will mentor volunteers and lifeguards-in-training and serve as an advocate for children and other vulnerable members of our community. It is a requirement as a Full-Time Lifeguard at RRC to be available to work rotations at Fort Chipewyan Aquatic Recreation Centre or any other RRC facility. Transportation to Fort Chipewyan and accommodations are facilitated by the RRC Travel Coordinator, in addition to other pay incentives.Lifeguards with instructor certifications will provide safe, enjoyable aquatic opportunities for the public through instructional services based on the certifications they hold. They will instruct swimming lessons and/ or advanced aquatic programs, prevent injuries through public education and respond appropriately when injuries and incidents do occur. Additionally, Instructors will mentor volunteers and instructors-in-training and serve as an advocate for children and other vulnerable members of our community. Position Type: 6 Seasonal Positions AvailablePosting date: March 3, 2020Closing Date: Open until filledJob Rate: $28.35Anticipated Start Date: May 1, 2020Anticipated End Date: August 23, 2020DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:LifeguardPerforms preventative lifeguarding duties in accordance with national standards and internal policies and procedures.Prevents injuries by providing public education and responds appropriately when first aid treatment and/or emergency response/rescue is required.Monitors the general cleanliness and safety of the aquatic centre area including change rooms and immediately rectifies unclean and/or potentially hazardous conditions in a proactive nature, whenever possible.Carries out opening and closing procedures appropriately.Completes reports accurately and in a timely manner.Organizes and leads games and activities for members and guests.Sets up, takes down and safely stores equipment and bulkheads according to a prearranged schedule and does so in a timely and cooperative manner.Provides exceptional service to aquatic centre users.Conducts routine safety inspections.Coach, mentor and develop lifeguards- in-training and volunteers.Performs wrist band checks.Performs other duties associated with the safe and effective operation of the Aquatic Centre as required by supervisory employees.InstructorWill teach all courses required based on minimum teaching hours as laid out in the job qualificationsInstructs classes/ courses according to program standards and internal policies and procedures utilizing continuous evaluation methods and completes associated administrative materials in a timely and professional manner.Completes worksheets and/ or class rosters accurately and in a timely manner.Coach, mentor and develop instructors- in training and volunteers.Performs other duties associated with the safe and effective operation of the Aquatic Centre as required by supervisory employees.Education/Certifications:Current Standard First Aid/CPR/AED certificate or equivalent (including CPR C)AFLCA or equivalent Group Fitness Instructor CertificationCompletion of High SchoolMinimum 16 years of age (Certifications to be maintained as a condition of employment)Lifeguard PositionsRequired CertificationsMinimum TeachTeaches Required during Prob.Lifeguard – LSS National Lifeguard- Aquatic Emergency Care (AEC) or Standard First Aidn/an/aLifeguard andJr. Instructor Same as Lifeguard – Lifeguard and:- Red Cross Water Safety Instructor – Red Cross Youth Facilitator (RCYF desired not mandatory)1 lesson set per week1 lesson set per weekLifeguard andIntermediate InstructorSame as Lifeguard & Jr. Instructor and:- Lifesaving Society (LSS) Lifesaving Instructor (LSI) and/ or – Group Fitness InstructorsLSI – 5 courses/ yearGroup Fit – 3 classes/ weekLSI – 1 courseGroup Fit – 3 classes/ weekLifeguard andTeam LeadSame as Lifeguard and Intermediate Instructor:- completing the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo’s Team Lead Orientation and Shadowing (Responsible for leading on-duty staff)As requiredAs requiredLifeguard andSenior InstructorSame as Lifeguard and Team Lead with one or more of the following certifications:- First Aid Instructor – Certified Group Fitness Instructor- LSS National Lifeguard Instructor- Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Trainer- Life Saving Instructor Trainer- Any other advanced Lifesaving Society or Red Cross Certification approved by the Aquatic ManagerAs requiredAs requiredQualifications Provided by the Employer: (to be maintained as a condition of employment)WHMIS (to be recertified annually)Child Intervention/Vulnerable Sector CheckSee above Essential Skills and Experience:Knowledge of lifeguarding principles and practices. Knowledge of aquatic instructional programs and evaluation standardsAbility to work independently and as a contributing member of a team.A strong dedication to community service. Ability to promote drowning prevention through public education and special events with all facility users. Ability to promote water safety and drowning prevention through public education and special events with all facility users. Ability and willingness to be flexible in a changing work environment. Ability to establish and maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships with all teammates.Ability to communicate effectively with others. Ability to recognize and act to resolve potential problems proactively.Desirable Skills and Experience:EnthusiasticEnergeticOutgoingAble to work independently with little direction Able to work as an effective member of a teamPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS:While performing the essential functions of this job some tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort, typically involving some combination of standing, standing at a height, sitting, sitting at a height, crouching, walking, climbing, swimming, performing work while wet and/or performing work while wet for extended periods of time.Emergency tasks and regular staff training events involve the performance of physically demanding work, which may involve some combination of running, climbing and/or swimming and may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling heavy objects including distressed persons on land or in the water, performing work while wet and/or performing work while wet for extended periods of time.Lifeguard/ Instructors must maintain the ability to demonstrate “Must See” items from the appropriate governing body to the satisfaction of the employer at all times of scheduled employment.Safe lifting, carrying and rescue techniques and the use of a rescue aid in the water and the coordination of rescue with a second rescuer and a rescue aid in the water, when possible, are required by the employer. Safe use of employee protective equipment is required by the employer.