Lifeguard

YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island based in Victoria, BC is inviting applications from suitable candidates for the position of Lifeguard who are self-motivated and have good interpersonal skills. In our community, the YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island has a rich 135-year history.” With a focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y fosters the potential of children and teens, improves the health and well-being of the community, and provides opportunities to give back and help others. The candidate who got selected will be required to start work as soon as possible. The vacancies refer to Permanent employment or Full time job. The selected candidate must be available to work during Flexible Hours.

Employer Name: YMCA-YWCA of Vancouver Island
Position: Lifeguard
No. of vacancies: 2
Salary: $21.50 hourly for 35 hours per week
Employment type: Permanent employment, Full time
Location: Victoria, BC

Job Description

  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all health and safety regulations are followed.
  • The candidate will be responsible for patrolling and supervising activities.
  • The candidate must ensure the safety of rescuers and victims at accident scenes.
  • The candidate will be required to prepare reports.
  • The candidate will be expected to lead or instruct others.
  • The candidate will be responsible for supervising activities at an aquatic facility.
  • The candidate will be responsible for explaining and enforcing rules, regulations, and policies to ensure patron safety.
  • The candidate will be expected to monitor designated areas for signs of danger.
  • The candidate will be responsible for responding to emergencies and rescuing swimmers in danger of drowning.
  • The candidate will be required to administer first aid in the event of an injury, rescue swimmers in distress or in danger of drowning, and, if necessary, administer CPR and/or artificial respiration.
  • The candidate will be responsible for keeping all areas clean and orderly.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep records and reports.
  • When appropriate or necessary, the candidate will be required to provide assistance to patrons.
  • The candidate must evaluate conditions for safety and initiate an aquatics emergency action plan as needed.
  • The candidate will be expected to closely monitor pool-related activities throughout the shift and identify any safety issues.
  • In the event of an emergency, the candidate must be able to act quickly and appropriately to ensure the safety of the patrons.
  • On a regular basis, the candidate will be required to treat the pool with the appropriate concentration of chemicals.
  • The candidate will be expected to keep order in swimming areas.
  • The candidate will be expected to closely monitor weather reports in order to ensure the safety of guests.
  • In hazardous conditions, the candidate will be expected to direct swimmers out of the pool.
  • The candidate will be expected to warn swimmers about potentially dangerous situations.
  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all guests are aware of the facility’s rules.
  • The candidate will be responsible for ensuring that all life-saving equipment is in place and operational.
  • The candidate will be expected to perform various maintenance duties as directed in order to keep the facility clean and safe.

Job Requirements

  • The candidate should be fluent in English language
  • The candidate should have minimum qualification of Other trades certificate or diploma
  • Previous experience is not mandatory.
  • The candidate must have First Aid Certificate, CPR Certificate, National Lifeguard Service (NLS) Certificate and Water Safety Instructor (WSI)
  • The candidate should be a good team player with enough interpersonal and judge-mental skills.
  • The candidate should be organized and flexible in nature.
  • The candidate should be punctual.
  • The candidate should be dependable.
  • The candidate should be reliable.
  • The candidate should give importance to values and ethics.
  • The candidate should have good physical and healthy state to perform all tasks quickly, effectively, and efficiently.
  • The candidate should have excellent oral and written communication.
  • The candidate should have good analytical and problem solving skills
  • The candidate should have excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • The candidate must maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times, as well as a high level of customer service.
  • The candidate must be familiar with customer service standards and procedures.
  • The candidate must be able to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • The candidate must be well-versed in CPR and emergency medical procedures.
  • The candidate should have interpersonal awareness.
  • The candidate should be able to respond to emergency situations with quick movements and strenuous activity, as well as occasionally assist or lift people in distress of varying weights.
  • The candidate will be required to remain alert to potentially hazardous situations while sitting, standing, or walking for varying periods of time.
  • The candidate must be able to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • The candidate should be willing to work under pressure.
  • The candidate should be required to perform repetitive tasks on frequent basis.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in sitting, standing and walking position for long hours.
  • The candidate must be able to perform repetitive foot, arm, shoulder, hand, and back movements while performing swimming instruction.
  • The candidate should be willing to work in an indoor environment.
  • The work site environment is noisy, and the candidate must be able to work with complete concentration even in such conditions.
  • The candidate is being diplomatic with those who are violating safety regulations.
  • The candidate should be skilled at interacting with people of various ages and from various backgrounds.
  • The candidate must have excellent observation skills.
  • The candidate should have excellent customer service skills.
  • The candidate must be able to prioritise tasks, manage their time, and balance professional and personal obligations.
  • The candidate must be capable of acting on their own initiative.
  • The candidate should be energetic with a positive attitude

Work Setting

  • The candidate will be required to work in YMCA,YWCA, YMHA and YWHA

Security and Safety

  • The candidate should have a thorough Criminal record check.
  • The candidate should be bondable and easily communicate

Benefits

  • Health, Long term and other benefits would be provided to the selected candidates.
  • Under Health Benefits, the selected candidates would get Health care plan, Disability benefits, Dental plan, Vision care benefits and Paramedical services coverage
  • Under Long term benefits, the selected candidates would get Group insurance benefits; Life insurance, Pension plan and Long-term care insurance
  • In addition to the above mentioned health and long term benefits the selected candidates would get other benefits in the form of On-site recreation and activities and Free parking facilities.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, apply through the given options.

By email

[email protected]

Note

Please include the following while sending the application

  • Cover letter
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