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Assistant Lifeguard/Instructor (Fall 2024)

Supervise participants, maintain complete vigilance to minimize risks, and be ready to respond at all times to emergency situations, and assist with swimming lessons and events.


• Assist with the facilitation of the Aquatic Admission Standards testing during swims.
•Assist with planning and teaching swimming lessons.
• Maintain a safe and tidy program space ensuring equipment is set-up and stored appropriately.
• Provide a high level of front-line customer service including greeting and engaging participants.
• Understand, adhere to, and enforce City of Orillia Policies & Procedures, Confidentiality Guidelines, Emergency Procedures and Health and Safety Standards for all participants and staff.
• Remain on duty until relieved by another qualified lifeguard/instructor.
• Fill in for shifts of co-workers in case of absenteeism.
• Attendance at all pre-season and in-service/training is mandatory.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

• Current Bronze Cross Award.
• Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructors would be an asset.
• Current Standard First Aid and CPR –C (dated within 2 years).
• High Five: Principles in Healthy Child Development an asset.
• Must possess strong organizational, customer service and both written and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
• Previous leadership experience working with children is an asset.


Work hours vary up to 40 hours per week and may include evening and weekend shifts. The successful candidate will be required to obtain an acceptable and current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Check at their own expense prior to the employment commencement date.

Compensation for this position is $16.55 Interested applicants are invited to submit an application by July 31, 2024 at noon.




Note: The City of Orillia is committed to an inclusive, barrier-free environment. Accommodation will be provided in all steps of the hiring process. Please advise the City of Orillia Human Resources Department if you require any accommodations to ensure you can participate fully and equally during the recruitment and selection process. We thank all applicants that apply and advise that only those to be interviewed will be contacted. In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act 2001,S.O. 2001, c. 25., and will be used for the purpose of candidate selection. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Freedom of Information Coordinator, City of Orillia, 50 Andrew St. S., Orillia ON L3V 7T5.