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Lifeguarding Academy

Nature and Scope:

The successful candidate will work with the Aquatics team to provide a safe, educational and enjoyable aquatic environment that provides opportunity for all patrons and staff. Responsibilities include the following: the health and safety of patrons and coworkers by ensuring vigilant scanning and performing accident–prevention-style lifeguarding; maintaining adequate skill, knowledge and fitness levels; attending in-service training sessions; enforcing all Ontario Ministry of Health Regulations for swimming pools, university policy and faculty policies, and embracing the Faculty’s mission and values; educating members, students and other pool users; responding to first aid situations and public relations situations within the pool enclosure and community change rooms and within the Athletic Centre.


Required qualifications:

  1. National Lifeguard – Pool (LSS) certification current within two years of issue required
  2. CPR-C (SJA, RC or LSS) current within one year of issue required. Course offered upon hire.
  3. Standard First Aid (SJA, RC or LSS) current within three years of issue required.
  4. Airway Management or Oxygen Administration (LSS or RC) current within two years of issue required. Course offered upon hire.

Certifications must be valid through position end date. Proof of registration in a recertification course scheduled before the certification’s expiry will be accepted in lieu of above.


Responsibilities of the applicant:

Skills: Must attend interview, screening / orientation day (lifeguarding, first aid and CPR skills) demonstrating excellence in exceeding minimum standards of the Lifesaving Society and other certifying organizations.

Other: Employment is conditional upon providing proof of Hepatitis B vaccination and a current Name Based Criminal Records Check (completed no more than 1 year ago). (Note: a vulnerable sector check is not required.) A vision test will be provided at the new aquatic staff orientation to successful candidates

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