Bridge on Murray River
20 Apr 2018

Seasonal Swim Dock Staff

YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka Brechin, Ontario, Canada

Job Description

General Function:

Under the direction of the Swim Dock Supervisor, Program Coordinators and the Manager of Camping & Outdoor Education Programs, the Swim Dock Staff person is responsible for providing swim instruction, aquafit instruction, general lifeguarding and specialized programs for children, youth and adults. The Swim Dock Staff person is a part of the larger Program staff Team and will also be responsible for Reaction and Evening programming, emergency procedures, and attending staff meetings and events.

Job Knowledge/Qualifications:

Current Standard First Aid and CPR – Level C

Current Criminal Reference Check (dated within 6 months prior to contract start date)

NLS required

LSS, Red Cross, and/or YMCA Instructor Certification required

Experience teaching aquafit and lakefront lifeguarding preferred

LSS examiner preferred

Previous Waterfront lifeguarding experience preferred

Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC) required

Strong Risk Management Skills

Non-violent Crisis Prevention certification preferred

Duties and Responsibilities:

Safety: To practice strong risk management. To know and understand all information and procedures for emergency response, site safety and security. To participate in weekly water safety in-services.

Programming: to provide swim instruction, aquafit instruction, lifeguarding and special programs to Leadership participants and guests of Geneva Park in the Swim Program as well as for Reaction Crew and Evening programs as per the guidelines established by YMCA swim program and the Program Coordinators. To actively participate in all Senior Staff Team planning meetings.

Operations: to help ensure efficient and effective operation of the program area including equipment and facility maintenance, and all administrative duties associated with this position including program

jottings, lesson sign-ups, achievement awards, and evaluations.

Role Model: To act as a positive role model for other staff and guests of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka whether on or off duty. To abide by all rules and regulations.

 Customer Service: to provide timely and professional interaction with all guests of the YMCA of

Simcoe/Muskoka to ensure quality customer service and satisfaction.

Staff Development: to participate in all ongoing staff development including training, orientation, hands-on learning, performance management and evaluation

Core Competencies:

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 of Simcoe/Muskoka

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

Integrity: Demonstrates responsible behavior at all times and maintains high ethical standards

Problem Solving: Identifies an issue, gathers and processes relevant information, coming up with possible solutions, selecting appropriate responses, and implementing them.

Sense of Community: Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of community and responds to identified needs.

Effect on End Results and Organization:

High program participation, retention rates and survey scores will indicate value and member commitment

Authority & Responsibility: Reports to Swim Dock Supervisor, Reaction Crew Leader, Program

Coordinator, Manager of Camping and Outdoor Education Programs.

Conditions of Employment: Seasonal Contract


How to Apply

APPLICATION PROCESS After reading the application package, please submit to Dave Mitchell, Manager of Camping and Outdoor Education Programs the following:
  1. your completed online application form (copy into your browser if direct link down):
  2. photocopies of all necessary qualifications, current résumé and cover letter, including 3 reference contacts (phone number & email address required for each referee) information via email:

Job Categories: Watersports. Job Types: Seasonal. Job Tags: camp, Geneva Park, lifeguard, outdoor education, swimming, watersports, and ymca.


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