Aquatics Lifeguard - Closing August 5, 2024

Port Hope, ON, Canada
Part Time
Entry Level
The Lifeguard is responsible for providing a safe, enjoyable, supervised environment for pool patrons at the Jack Burger Sports Complex through the implementation of front-line aquatic programming in compliance with HIGH FIVE® standards, the Ontario Health Regulations, Red Cross and Life Saving Society protocols; and ensures compliance with all regulations pertaining to swimming pool operations at the Jack Burger Sports Complex.

Benefits and Perks

  • Optional OMERS Pension Plan from the date of hire
  • Work-life Balance Initiatives
  • Wellness, Social and Staff Ambassador Committees
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Perks and Savings Partnerships


$18.74 per hour, eligible for annual wage step increase and minimum wage adjustments.

  • Some High school.
  • Current certification in National Lifeguard Service.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR “C” with AED.
  • HIGH FIVE ®: Principles of Healthy Child Development
  • Lifesaving Swim Instructor and Lifesaving Instructor qualifications preferred.
  • Experience as a Lifeguard preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to operate safety equipment (e.g. AED, Spinal Board) preferred.
  • Current working knowledge of Ontario Health Regulations related to pool operations as well as Ministry of Labour Standards preferred.
Skills and Abilities
  • Verbal communication skills including courtesy and tact.
  • Customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Alertness and dedicated surveillance.
  • Ability to work on a team.
Working Conditions
  • Continuous standing and/or walking required.
  • Indoor pool environment; exposure to pool chemicals and warm temperatures.
  • Occasional heavy lifting/dragging.
  • Emergency response.
  • Perform lifeguard duties and supervise patrons/participants, ensuring that all facility rules are being adhered to while providing a safe, enjoyable environment.
  • Maintain accurate bather load records.
  • Ensure that all Health Regulations are obeyed regarding pool tests, patron numbers, etc.
  • Be knowledgeable about and follow the policies and procedures in the Aquatic Staff Manual.
  • Be knowledgeable about all Department of Parks Recreation and Culture and respond in a positive manner to questions and inquiries from the public.
  • Advise the Aquatics Coordinator, Community Development Program Manager or Parks and Facilities Manager respectively of any problems related to equipment, pool maintenance, programs or public inquiries.
  • Maintain Aquatic qualifications as outlined below and participate in scheduled staff training sessions.
  • Follow lifeguarding procedures at all times while on duty and maintain attentiveness to patrons, scanning the pool to ensure their safety.
  • Assist with the maintenance and upkeep of pool facility as directed by the Aquatics Coordinator, Manager, Community Recreation and Culture or Manager, Parks and Facilities.
  • Adhere to high standards of ethical behaviour and demonstrate their understanding that their personal actions impact the public’s perception of the Municipality.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Aquatic Coordinator or designate.

Submit an Application

Please submit your cover letter and resume online at Careers - Municipality of Port Hope by Monday August 5, 2024. 

Recruitment Process

The Municipality of Port Hope is a progressive employer who believes a diverse and inclusive workplace strengthens the team and fosters an environment where everyone feels as though they belong and their dignity, beliefs and identity are respected.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that provides a supportive workplace and equal opportunity for all employees. Accommodations can be requested throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews may be scheduled prior to the job posting closing date. All applicants will receive an automated email confirming the submission of their application, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be further contacted by Human Resources.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Act, as amended.


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