Community Services Branch
Position Type: 
Number of Positions: 
Step 1 (Probationary) $21.42/hr - Step 2 (After probation) $24.00/hr
Employment Type: 
Regular Full-Time
Competition Type: 
Internal/External Posting
Date posted: 
March 13, 2019

We are currently seeking a Lifeguard/Instructor to join our Recreation Services team. This position delivers a variety of instructional and recreational aquatic programs to patrons at Comox Valley Regional District facilities. Reporting to the Manager of Recreation Services, the primary responsibilities of this role include:

  • Performing lifeguarding duties including monitoring pool activities, performing rescues, enforcing pool rules and ensuring safety of patrons, and administering first aid and CPR as required.
  • Ensuring a safe and clean environment for facility patrons and staff to prevent injuries and
  • eliminate hazards.
  • Performing daily maintenance duties such as water tests and keeping the pool deck, change rooms, and lifeguard office clean and orderly.
  • Planning, preparing, and instructing swimming lessons and aquatic based programs.
  • Completing and maintaining accurate records such as up to date lesson program cards, attendance records, red cross/lifesaving reports, and administration forms.
  • Providing appropriate feedback to lesson participants and parents with recommendations for improvement.
  • Organizing and supervising structured games and activities during public swim sessions and special events.
  • Our ideal candidate is:
  • An engaging and encouraging instructor capable of connecting with swimmers of all ages
  • Attentive and responsive with strong swimming and lifesaving skills and a minimum of six months of directly related experience, including minimum completion of Grade 10
  • Current in lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques with the following certifications: WSI & NL, Aquasize Instructor, Adaptive Aquatics (or equivalent), Lifesaving Instructor, Standard First Aid, CPR C andAED and criminal record clearance(Note: certain shifts may require other specialized certifications)
  • A respectful communicator with a professional approach to customer service
  • Detail oriented and able to keep accurate and complete records
  • Safety conscious and able to effectively respond to emergency situations when required
  • Flexible in working a variety of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays

Applications for available positions with the CVRD must be received prior to the indicated closing date and time and shall include a resume and cover letter. We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The Comox Valley Regional District is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all individuals.

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