Sport Division Kitchener, Canada



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Posting Date   

January 18, 2024   

Closing Date   

June 30, 2024  

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.   


The City of Kitchener is WHERE you want to work! Learn more about the top reasons to join us:   

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Position Overview:   

Lifeguards and provides swimming instruction, skill evaluation, supervision of the participants, accident prevention, rescue skills, public education and public relations. Provides aquatic leadership program instruction and examinations (Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross) that meet the standards prescribed by the Lifesaving Society of Canada.   


This position is for the Aquatic job pool. This position offers staff the opportunity to pick up substitute shifts at any of our indoor and or outdoor pools. You will be trained to work at the facilities you are able to pick up shifts at. You can be scheduled a weekly shift once one becomes available.   


Please note that selection for this position is ongoing.   



Instructor Duties   

  • Instructs assigned aquatic classes using established teaching methodology and procedures and in accordance to the governing body’s (Red Cross, Lifesaving Society) standards.
  • Provides preliminary screening of patrons to establish water safety level.
  • Monitors the activities of swimmers; explains and ensures policies, rules, and
  • regulations are followed.
  • Prepares swimming lesson plans according to established procedures.
  • Evaluates performance and maintains records of performance, attendance, and report cards.
  • Communicates students’ performance and progress to parents/caregivers.
  • Provides CPR and First Aid.


Lifeguard Duties   

  • Monitors the activities of swimmers; explains and ensures policies, rules, and regulations are followed.
  • Warns swimmers of improper activities or hazards.
  • Rescues persons in distress or in danger of drowning when indicated; provides
  • CPR and First Aid, and uses safety/rescue equipment.
  • Provides preliminary screening of patrons to establish water safety level.
  • Maintains records and completes required reports.
  • Performs maintenance duties including but not restricted to pool chemistry tests, and pool fouling clean up.
  • Notifies supervisor of any accidents, rescues, or problems that have arisen.
  • Ensures that the equipment is in place, operational, and stored away after use.
  • Conducts routine change room checks.
  • Completes opening/closing safety checklists.


Other Duties   

  • Ensures compliance with Ontario Health Regulations and all relevant legislation and Policy and Procedures manuals.
  • Responds to aquatic emergency situations and uses safety/rescue equipment.
  • Participates in special events, water smart programs, emergency procedure training, and other training as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



  • Completion of some secondary school education.
  • Minimum of up to 3 months of related experience.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Must provide a satisfactory Police Reference Check (Vulnerable Sector) at your own expense as a condition of employment.
  • Completion of all courses below:
  1. Standard First Aid & CPR-C/AED certification
  2. Current Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor certification
  3. Current National Lifeguard certification
  • 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."   



Community Services   



Union Affiliation   


Number of Positions   


Hours of Work   

Up to 24 hours per week   


Initial Location    





Salary Range   

$20.55 - $21.37 per hour