Lifeguard- Seasonal – Fort McMurray

  • Company:
    Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    5 hours ago
  • Category:
    General Labour

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:Lifeguards are the heart of the Aquatic Centre. Reporting to the Aquatic Supervisors and under the leadership of an Aquatic Team Lead. You will perform as a professional and dedicated team player in providing the best aquatic service to the 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 will provide safe, enjoyable aquatic opportunities 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: 4 Seasonal Positions AvailableJob Rate: $25.71 per hourPosting Date: March 6, 2020Closing Date: Open until filledAnticipated Start Date: May 1, 2020Anticipated End Date: August 23, 2020RESPONSIBILITIES:Performs 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.Maintains 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 possibleCarries out opening and closing procedures appropriately.Ability and willingness to be flexible in a changing work environment. 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.Ability to establish and maintain respectful and cooperative working relationships with all teammates.Coach, mentor and develop lifeguards- in-training and volunteers.Performs wrist band checks.Ability to recognize and act to resolve potential problem.Performs other duties associated with the safe and effective operation of the Aquatic Centre as required by supervisory employees.Will attend all scheduled in-service training and perform monthly skills.Knowledge of lifeguarding principles and practices. Knowledge of aquatic instructional programs and evaluation standards.Ability to work independently and as a contributing member of a team.Ability to promote water safety and drowning prevention through public education and special events with all facility users. A strong dedication to community service.Ability to communicate effectively with others. Normal 0 false false false EN-CA X-NONE X-NONE QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience:Valid National Lifeguard Service (NLS), Standard First Aid/AED/CPR C, Water Safety Instructor (WSI) and Red Cross Youth Facilitator Certification.Successful Candidates will be required to provide a current Vulnerable Sector Check.Available evenings and weekends.Desirable Skills:EnthusiasticAble to work independently with little direction EnergeticOutgoingAble 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.SAFETYAll employees are responsible and accountable for Regional Recreation Corporation’s health and safety policy. 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