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Summer Student Aquatic Waterfront Lifeguard

Requisition ID: 1326 
Department: Recreation, Cultural and Facility Services Department 
Multiple Positions
Salary Information: $15.000  - $15.469 per hour (2022 rates of pay)
Affiliation: CUPE 503 PT Rec & Cult    
City: Ottawa, ON  
Job Category: Summer Student Recruitment; Recreation, Cultural & Facility Services 
Application Close: 02/09/2022 

 

JOB SUMMARY

The mandate of City Wide Programs, Aquatics & Specialized Services is to provide strategic vision and innovative leadership in managing customer centric sports, physical activity, aquatics and recreation venues, programs and services for all ages, including the management of facilities and/or land, and for the delivery of indoor and outdoor recreation programs and services. 

You are responsible for ensuring the safety of patrons using City beaches and facilities. You monitor the conduct of patrons, prevent accidents and respond to emergencies by administering the policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the City of Ottawa and of certifying bodies to ensure the safety and enjoyment of patrons in an aquatic environment.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

High School Student – Grade 10 minimum

No related experience is required

CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENCES

Current National Lifeguard Pool certificate
Current National Lifeguard Waterfront certificate preferred
Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate preferred
Current Lifesaving Instructor certificate is an asset
Current Standard First Aid, CPR and/or AED certificates
Current Oxygen Therapy or LSS Airway Management certificate is an asset
Current advanced Instructor/Trainer status is preferred in at least one Aquatic specialty area (Red Cross or NLS Instructor, First Aid and CPR Instructor, Examiner, Instructor/Trainer certificate)
AODA Accessibility/IASR Training
Pleasure Craft Operator Card is an asset

KNOWLEDGE

  • Must have knowledge of aquatic programs and standards
  • Must be familiar with aquatic programs and standards
  • Applicable City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation, Policies & Procedures. 
  • AODA - Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (legislated training required by 2010)
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers
  • City of Ottawa Parks & Recreation Core Training is desirable

COMPETENCIES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Aquatic Instructional    
  • Lifeguarding and Lifesaving Skills
  • Resuscitation and First Aid Skills
  • Ability to operate any required tools/equipment
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving skills with the ability to manage simultaneous demands
  • Ability to work in a team setting or independently
  • Maintain a fun and safe environment
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Good organization skills
  • Sound judgment in difficult situations
  • Emergency response skills and knowledge of specialized lifesaving equipment
  • Must be able to relate to children and be a good role model
  • Must be tactful, kind and patient
  • Must be calm under pressure
  • Must be creative and resourceful
  • Must be reliable and trustworthy
  • Must be flexible and enthusiastic
  • Must have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to follow verbal and/or written directions/procedures.
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment.
  • Enjoy working with the public.
  • Physically fit
  • Proper attire and footwear
  • Capable of safe lifting techniques

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English only, French only OR Bilingual competencies. Some positions require English oral, reading, and writing. Some positions required French oral, reading and writing.       
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.; Note: Under the age of 18, requires a Criminal Record and Judicial Matters check in place of the Vulnerable Sector Check.; Police record checks completed by a third-party company will not be accepted.  
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 

 

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

 

The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. 

 

The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. 

 

Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.