Aquatic Assistant

Sport Division Kitchener, Canada


Aquatic Assistant

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Posting Date

September 26, 2023

Closing Date

December 31, 2023 or Until Filled

Job Status

Continuous Part-Time


The City of Kitchener is a vibrant and dynamic city of approximately 270,000, in the heart of southwestern Ontario. As the largest municipality in Waterloo Region, Kitchener continues to be poised for development and growth, enhancing its reputation as a leader in city-building and innovation, with nationally recognized strategies to build its neighbourhoods, its digital infrastructure and its diverse economy.


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Position Overview:

Assists aquatic staff in the delivery of aquatic programs and ensures a safe aquatic environment and waterslide.

Please note that selection for this position is ongoing.


  • Assists aquatic staff in the delivery of aquatic programs.
  • Ensures a safe aquatic environment for wading pool and waterslide through supervision# accident prevention# and public education.
  • Ensures compliance with Ontario Health Regulations and all relevant legislation and Policy and Procedures manuals.
  • Takes appropriate action to deal with incidents# problems and emergencies as outlined in Divisional policies and procedures.
  • Assists with minor First Aid as required.
  • Assists with the completion of paperwork.
  • Informs patrons of policies related to entry onto deck area.
  • Assists with special events.
  • Conducts routine change room checks.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Up to 1 month of related experience.
  • Completion of all courses below:
  1. Current Bronze Cross
  2. Current Lifesaving Society Assistant Instructor certification or Red Cross Assistant Water Safety Instructor certification or Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor certification
  3. Current Standard First Aid and CPR Level C certification
  4. Maintains fitness level and certification in accordance to Lifesaving Society standard
  • Reliable with a good attitude and employment record.


The City of Kitchener is committed to an equity-driven, inclusive, accessible, and barrier-free recruitment and selection process, and to ensuring our workforce reflects the full diversity of the community we serve. We welcome applications from Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ persons, as well as other equity deserving groups.


We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please contact Human Resources at [email protected], or 519-741-2200 ext. 7261 to make your needs known, so that we can support your full and equal participation throughout the hiring process.


We appreciate the interest of all applicants. Only candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications meet the requirements of the position will be contacted.


Please note that as per Human Resources Policy HUM-HIR-110, "Employment of Relatives of Staff Members and Elected Officials":

"The immediate relatives of staff of the Human Resources Division, all Directors, General Managers, or the Chief Administrative Officer and Elected Officials shall not be employed by the City in any capacity.

The immediate relatives of all other Management personnel shall not be employed where such employment would be:

1. within the same Department in the case of permanent full-time, temporary full-time and part-time classifications.

2. within the same Division in the case of students."



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Hours of Work

Up to 24 hours per week


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Salary Range

$19.95 per hour