Aquatic Lead

City of Waterloo
Term (Duration): 
A temporary full-time opportunity exists for up to 20 months for an individual who is fully deck certified in aquatics to assist in the supervision of part-time aquatics staff at both the Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (indoor) and Moses Springer (outdoor) facilities. The successful candidate will primarily work on the pool deck in an aquatic leader role to ensure consistent and superior customer service and swim lesson instruction up to the advanced leadership levels.

- Assist in planning, organizing and ensuring the delivery of swim lessons and pay as you come programs that meet the standards of the Lifesaving Society as set out by the City of Waterloo and the needs of the community
- Ensures effective delivery, planning supervision and evaluation of programs and services
- Assist the Manager of Aquatics with the recruitment process for part time aquatics staff which includes skill screening, references and overall orientation/training of new hires
- Assist in overseeing the leadership program and become the hands on trainer for advanced leadership courses that the City of Waterloo offers
- Assist in the planning, organization and delivery of aquatic staff training
- Assist in scheduling of part-time aquatic staff during non-peak sessions and/or over the summer months
- Assist in the planning, organization and implementation of material for the learn to swim programs which includes development of core lesson plans for instructor use
- Ensure inventories of aquatic supplies and inventory are maintained at satisfactory levels
- Ensure that all relevant employment and workplace health and safety standards are met and enforced
- Respond to inquiries from customers in a timely manner
- Head instructor/guard duties as assigned on the deck
- Overall swim lesson instruction of the full LSS learn-to-swim program; board of education swim lessons and leadership instructing as scheduled
- Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
- Minimum Grade 12 education; college diploma in Recreation and Leisure or equivalent combination of education/experience is preferred
- Minimum of one (1) year aquatic head instructor/guard experience
- LSS/SWIM Instructors; National Lifeguard Service; Standard First Aid and CPR C; Examiners to Bronze Cross
- Basic waterfit experience of shallow and deep classes is required
- Additional advanced leadership qualifications such as (NLS Instructor, First Aid Instructor and/or Instructor Trainer) would be considered an asset
- In depth knowledge of relevant aquatics legislation and ability to apply this knowledge in work activities
- Excellent customer service skills
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and public relations skills
- Able to function well under pressure, and to respond to frequently changing demands and priorities
- Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel; experience in Active Net is considered an asset
- Must have own transportation for travel to other facilities
- The successful candidate must be able to complete and pass the City of Waterloo Aquatics Skill's Screening deck evaluation
- A satisfactory Police Vulnerable Records Check will be required as a condition of hire
- Proof of current swim certifications will be required as a condition of hire

*Hours of Work: 35 hours/week schedule that will include evenings and weekends to support aquatics programming and special events. Schedule changes during the summer months should be expected to support both aquatic facilities.

Job Eligibility
All qualified City of Waterloo employees may apply, however during the selection process there is a specific sequence that will be followed. Members of the City of Waterloo Staff Association who have completed their probationary period in their most recent position will be considered first for this posting. Please note that members who have recently completed a secondment must complete a twelve (12) month period in their base position before they are eligible to apply for a new secondment. Please note, if a secondment is filled by an external candidate, it will be deemed to be a contract position.
The City of Waterloo is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.
Date Posted: 
Wed, Jul 10 2019
Job Location: 
How to Apply: 
Please submit your resume through the City of Waterloo online process. For application details please visit
Sun, Jul 28 2019
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