Applications are now being accepted for the Lifeguard (Fall 2020) position in the Recreation Department, Community and Fire Services Commission. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online by August 3, 2020.
Enjoy a positive and rewarding work environment with flexible scheduling options as you share your enthusiasm for aquatics. The City of Markham has a variety of lifeguarding opportunities available to qualified youth and adults at its facilities across the City. Work close to home, build your confidence and leadership skills and stay active and fit doing something you love.
The City of Markham's pool facilities offer public swim, swimming lessons, aquafit classes and rentals. We have indoor lifeguard roles open at Aaniin Community Centre & Library (opening early 2018), Angus Glen Community Centre & Library, Centennial Community Centre, Cornell Community Centre & Library, Milliken Mills Community Centre & Library, Thornhill Community Centre & Library, Thornlea Pool, and Pan Am Centre.
As a Lifeguard for the City of Markham Recreation Services Department, your primary role will be to maintain the safety of people using our swimming pool area. Specifically, you will:
provide excellent customer service and encourage pool users to practice safe and enjoyable swimming
patrol and observe the swimming pool area ensuring pool rules are being adhered to
check rescue equipment and discuss scanning approach with team
ensure correct patron-to-lifeguard ratios are met at all times
apply basic life support and first aid as required
complete pool deck set-up and clean-up
perform minor maintenance and cleaning
know emergency procedures
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work well with other staff
Experience with cash management would be an asset
Skills & Competencies
Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization.
Change & Innovation:
Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change.
Teamwork & Relationship Building:
Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships.
Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening.
Accountable & Results Oriented:
Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation.
Management & Leadership:
Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example.
In addition to being at least 16 years old, you have the following required current qualifications:
Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard
Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid with CPR C w/ Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Lifesaving Society Airway Management
- Please include your Lifesaving ID number on your resume. Certifications that will expire during your work term must be re-certified prior to your start date. If you are registered for an applicable course, please list it on your resume along with the registration dates.
All qualifications must be current from the beginning to the last day of each session. Qualifications that are due to expire during a session must be re-certified prior to the start of the season and staff will be required to provide proof of registration for the re-certification.
$ $14.00 - $15.55
Since the pools are open daily 52 weeks of the year, we offer flexible scheduling including early bird and after-school shifts that accommodate students. Most facilities can accommodate specific requests allowing you a consistent schedule that works for you.
In addition to having free access to any drop-in aquatic program, you'll receive discounts on:
registration for courses to obtain or renew qualifications
a fitness membership at City of Markham fitness centres
a transit pass for York Region Transit/VIVA
About the City of Markham
Located immediately north of Toronto, the City of Markham is the largest and most diverse of nine municipalities in York Region, with more than 340,000 residents and is recognized as a high growth community. Markham is comprised of four thriving communities - Markham, Unionville, Milliken and Thornhill.
With an unwavering focus on quality, innovation and professional excellence, the City of Markham is working closely with its diverse and vibrant community to grow and enhance its reputation for municipal leadership. Join us and make a difference.
Learn more about becoming a Lifeguard
The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all applicants who have applied, however, only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.
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