HLGH - Lifeguard
Interested in becoming a lifeguard or re-establishing your certifications? TRCA will help cover your cost. See details and exceptions below.
*Commitment requirement is to stay on with TRCA for the duration of the contract period or pay back 50% of the total cost of the course if you leave before the end of the contract period.
Number of Vacancies: 15
Current rate of pay- Min = $17.69, Max = $19.18
Employment type: Seasonal
Duration of employment: May 2022 – September 2022
Hours of work: 40 hrs/week
Work location: Heart Lake Conservation Area
Division: Conservation Parks and Lands
Business unit: Conservation Parks
NLS (National Lifeguard Service) lifeguard certification
The National Lifeguard certification (NLS or NL) is both nationally, and internationally recognized. Candidates will learn the importance of lifeguarding principles, sound judgment and the responsibilities of this very important role.
This certification will be provided with the training, if needed by successful candidates.
How you will contribute as part of the TRCA team:
The Lifeguard is responsible for maintaining control of the activities within the aquatic facility and providing a safe, clean, and enjoyable aquatic experiences for all users. A key role for this position is clear communication, injury prevention and risk mitigation. The Lifeguard must demonstrate safe work behaviours, rescue skills, first aid capabilities and emergency management of all incidents and injuries.
Lifeguards perform general maintenance duties such as cleaning of buildings, grounds and pools to support the health and safety of staff and visitors. Occupational health and safety is a major responsibility of this position
This position performs customer service duties as may be required for the operation of the aquatic facility. Duties include cash handling, dispensing of swimming wristbands and general interaction with members of the public.
Must be flexible to work all required shifts, including weekends and holidays.
Perform the following tasks under general supervision:
- Participate in all lifeguarding routines, rescue procedures, administration of first aid, operation of public address system and other general lifeguarding duties;
- Create safe, supervised aquatic areas and maintain complete vigilance to minimize risks;
- Ensure appropriate adult to child ratios are met and that the aquatic facility is operating within capacity limits;
- Maintain constant surveillance of individuals in pool area and act immediately to incidents and emergencies appropriately to ensure the safety of all individuals;
- Perform preliminary screening of swimmers by executing a swim test to establish water skill level;
- Provide care and treatment as required for all minor and major incidents until the arrival of emergency medical services (if required);
- Participate in all ‘in-service’ training programs;
- Enforce park and swimming rules and regulations continually to patrons;
- Maintain complete and accurate records of incidents and accidents, swimming occurrences, missing persons, daily maintenance, shift time schedules, opening and closing procedures and any other forms and reports as required;
- Inspect/test pool chemistry and complete records. Contact appropriate staff to correct deficiencies immediately when required;
- Perform general maintenance and cleaning duties in areas such as pool, washrooms, changerooms, grounds and work areas;
- Provide good customer service and engage with participants to provide education about potential hazards and safe practices when participating in activities in and around water;
- May require physical activity for extended periods of time in all weather conditions.
What will you need to succeed:
- Must be 16 years of age or older.
- All Lifeguards must maintain certification and fitness level in accordance with the National Lifeguard Standard; ability to lift objects up to 50 pounds.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills; must exhibit clear and concise communication in both non-emergency and emergency situations.
- Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
- Conflict resolution and de-escalation skills.
- Good customer service skills.
What TRCA has to offer you:
As part of a progressive team you will have the opportunity to make a positive impact to preserving and protecting nature, while maintaining a balance between the natural environment and built environment. Working with experts within our field, you will join a team of colleagues that are committed to TRCA’s core values of integrity, collaboration, accountability, respect, and excellence (icare).
You will be part of a diverse and inclusive organization that:
- Makes a positive difference in the communities we serve.
- Fosters high performance and collaborative teams.
- Provides continuous learning and development opportunities.
- Provides unique TRCA Perks.
- Provides flexible work arrangements.
- Offers potential for career growth and advancement.
To apply to this posting, click the "Apply" icon. Please submit your resume and cover letter quoting the stated job posting id prior to May 15, 2022.
All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as a precondition to being hired by TRCA. TRCA will comply with its obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code and any other applicable legislation.
While Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) thanks all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for interviews. Please be advised successful incumbent(s) may be required to undergo a vulnerable sector screening and/or driver's abstract check as a part of the final step in the hiring process.
TRCA is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workplace. Our goal is to attract, develop and retain highly talented employees from diverse backgrounds, allowing us to benefit from a wide variety of experiences and perspectives. In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005, and TRCA Policies, accommodation will be provided at any point throughout the hiring process, provided the candidate makes their accommodation needs known to TRCA. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. Personal information you provide through the TRCA recruitment, selection and onboarding process in collected under the authority of the Conservation Authorities Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. C.27. Collection of this personal information is necessary for the proper administration of this recruitment process for employment and volunteer positions with TRCA. Personal information is protected from disclosure pursuant to the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Any questions regarding this collection activity should be directed to the Supervisor of Records, 101 Exchange Avenue, Vaughan. Ontario, L4K 5R6, (416) 661-6600 extension 5216.
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Seasonal
- Min Hiring Rate $17.69
- Max Hiring Rate $19.18
- Travel Required No
- Required Education Certification
- Heart Lake Conservation Area, Brampton, ON L6Z, Canada