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Student Lifeguard/Instructor
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Student & Interns
Recreation & Leisure Services
Artillery, Tomlinson, McBurney
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Contract Duration :
August 31, 2024
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Date Posted:
April 12, 2024
Closing Date:
August 1, 2024

Opening Statement

The City of Kingston is grateful to experience the traditional territories of Anishinabek (Ah-nish-nah-beg), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee) and Huron-Wendat (huron-wen·dat). Kingston is a smart, livable city in the heart of eastern Ontario. Its stable and diversified economy includes global corporations, innovative start-ups and all levels of government.At the City of Kingston, we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential elements of a thriving workplace. We value the unique perspectives and experiences that each individual brings to our team. As we continue to grow, we are dedicated to creating an environment where all employees feel welcomed, respected, and empowered to contribute their best work. The City of Kingston views diversity as its strength and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including those from underrepresented communities.As staff, you play a pivotal role in enhancing people's lives by delivering exceptional, customer-centered services of the highest quality. Within our highly ethical environment, you'll embrace accountability by consistently going above and beyond, actively listening to our customers, creatively addressing their needs, and maintaining unwavering respect for all individuals you serve. As a result, you'll become an integral part of our qualified and dynamic team, recognized for its compassion, excellence, integrity, inclusivity, and adaptability.

Position Summary

Supervise and instruct aquatics program participants and be prepared to respond to emergency situations.

Provide a fun and safe aquatic environment for patrons.

Prepare lesson plans for all levels and make plans available during lesson times.

Ensure participants meet the minimum requirements of the Aquatic Admission Standards during all lessons and swims.

Work as a team member and actively in facility programming.

Record and submit all forms and documentation including but not limited to: bather load, incident and accident reports, worksheets, progress cards, etc.

Follow maintenance checklists as assigned and record accomplished tasks including but not limited to periodically conducting walking inspections of change rooms and public areas.

Attend all training sessions.

Address all disciplinary, safety issues and complaints involving the public and report to the immediate supervisor.

Be knowledgeable and enforce all City of Kingston policies and other relevant legislations, including but not limited to Ministry of Health regulations, Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA) standards, health and safety, etc.

Maintain a neat and tidy workspace.

Represent the City of Kingston and maintain outstanding public relations skill and a professional image at all times.

Other duties assigned.

Qualifications, Competencies


National Lifeguard – Pool certification.

Successful candidates will be required to obtain the Lifesaving Society Water Safety Instructor certification offered through the City of Kingston within six (6) months of starting in the role.

High Five (PHCD) – Principals of Healthy Child Development certification preferred.

Current Standard First Aid & CPR-C/AED.

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Proven customer service skills.

Must obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Record Check, including Vulnerable Sector Check).

Hours of operation vary: day, weekends, evenings, and some statutory Holidays.

Work locations: Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, Culligan Water Park, Boys and Girls Club (South East).

Closing Statement

Please inform us of any accommodations we need to make to ensure a barrier-free recruitment experience. Accommodations are available in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC)and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) at any stage in the recruitment process. We’re happy to provide more information if you email us at

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