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Swim Instructor/Lifeguard

Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services CFMWS

This is a Full-time position in Burlington, ON posted January 20, 2023.

WHO WE ARE The Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services (CFMWS) supports the Canadian Armed Forces members and their families wherever they are in the world through the provision of fitness, recreation and leisure activities, family and charitable support, retail as well as personal financial services.

We offer our employees the opportunity to work with a purpose every day in an inclusive, healthy, respectful and rewarding work environment.

THE ROLE The Swim Instructor/Lifeguard plays an important role, providing quality leisure programs, services and ensuring the safety of our military members and their families.

Our services are tailored to help families with the challenges they may face due to military life and make the most of everyday activities such as going to the pool or beach.

We believe that when members of the Canadian Armed Forces are able to take good care of themselves and their families, they can do better both at home and at work.

Whether families need to sign the kids up for swimming lessons, improve their fitness, make friends in a new community, our services are here to help.

Lifeguarding is an exciting and rewarding job that carries great responsibility.

Guards take courses and train hard for events they hope will never happen and which they work hard to prevent.

As a Swim Instructor/Lifeguard, you will prepare and deliver swimming lessons and supervise those using the pool ensuring their safety.

When guarding you will prevent accidents and spot potential trouble and intervene before it becomes life-threatening.

You will explain safety rules to swimmers and enforce them.

As an instructor you will teach participants how to swim and be responsible for designing activities for particular groups, such as seniors or children.

You will motivate your students and help them reach their full potential.

You will have a chance to expand your skills and share your passions as all with the goal of improving the quality of life for our military.

We are looking for dynamic, independent and motivated individuals to join our team, helping us ensure recreation stays safe and fun QUALIFICATIONS NEEDED Education, Certifications and Licenses An acceptable combination of education, training and/or experience AND Current National Lifeguard Service (NLS) certification Current CPR and Standard First Aid certification Current recognized Swim Instructor certification HIGH FIVE Principles of Healthy Child Development or HIGH FIVE Sport HIGH FIVE Healthy Minds for Healthy Children Experience In dealing with the public, including, but limited to, children In performing lifeguard duties In the implementation of training and practice sessions In the development and implementation of individual training plans In cash handling Competencies, Skills and Abilities Observational skills Communication skills Ability to work independently and as part of a team Ability to react and respond in emergency situations Client focus, organizational knowledge, communication, innovation, teamwork and leadership LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS English Essential, Bilingual an asset Reading: None Writing: None Oral: Functional BENEFITS AVAILABLE Work Life Balance: Vacation pay.

Retirement Planning: Group Savings Plans.

Learning and Development: Free second language training.

OTHER INFORMATION Perform moderate lifting, carrying, pulling and/or pushing (i.e.

more than 10 lbs/4.5 kg but less than 50 lbs/23 kg) High degree of focus required The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check START DATE November 2022 INCLUSION AND ACCOMODATION CFMWS is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and accessible environment, where all employees feel valued, respected and supported.

We welcome applications from all qualified candidates who can help us build a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live.

Accommodations are available to all candidates identifying a need during all or any parts of the selection process.