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BC Vancouver - Aquafit Instructor - YMCA

Swim Instructor - lead Aquafit classes and teach swim lessons
YMCA of Greater Vancouver - Vancouver, BC
Employment Opportunity
Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

Date Posted: March 12, 2015

Position Title: Swim Instructor
Location: Langara Family YMCA, Vancouver
Terms: Part Time: 8-24 hours/week
Shift: Various: including minimum of 2 week nights shifts - 4pm-8:15pm + 1 weekend day shift 10am-2pm

Salary: 0-519 Hours $13.00
After 520 $13.50
After 1100 $14.00
After 2500 $14.83

Start Date: ASAP

Reports To: Aquatic Team Leader and Aquatic Manager

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is a charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community, by nurturing the potential of children, teens & young adults, promoting healthy lifestyles, fostering a sense of social responsibility and delivering lasting personal & social change. We are building a community in which a generation of children and families reach their full potential. Our values guide our decision-making and behaviour—we do the right thing, put people first, keep our promises and lead by example.

For over 125 years, we have been part of the community, a place where people of every age and background find the support they need to grow in spirit, mind and body. One of the Lower Mainland’s leading charities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver provides services in health & fitness, child care, camping, employment & community services to over 95,000 participants annually.

Nature & Scope: The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor will report to the Aquatic Team Leader, and work collaboratively with other members of the YMCA team to provide a safe and fun aquatics environment.

Major Responsibilities:

Guard the pool, lead Aquafit classes and teach swim lessons in a positive and professional manner

Build meaningful relationships through positive daily interaction with YMCA members, visitors, and colleagues

Promote philanthropy through the YMCA’s annual Strong Kids Campaign

Develop lesson plans for various programs and administer progressive evaluations for participants.

Ensure program design, lay-out, and offerings meet the needs of all participants at various levels

Lead program delivery, while ensuring contents meet the appropriate criteria and outline

Perform general administrative duties and record keeping responsibilities

Maintain an atmosphere of achievement that inspires self and others to succeed at the highest levels

Ensure the safety of all members, participants, staff, and property by following YMCA standards/policies/procedures and ensuring they are maintained amongst all members and staff, including all locker rooms and spectator viewing areas.

Maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment, including all program areas, common spaces, and washrooms

Assist with training new staff/volunteers in procedures and practices

Remain flexible – willing to learn new skills, alter shifts

Attend staff meetings, planning sessions and training events as required

Maintain regular attendance, punctuality and be appropriately dressed and well groomed



Current Standard First Aid certificate (valid within 2 years)

CPR level C and & AED certificate (valid within 1 year)

Current National Lifeguard Service (NLS) pool option

Experience as a Lifeguard/Swim instruction

YMCA Swim Instructor or equivalent

YMCA Aquatic Fitness Certificate, or equivalent

Advanced leadership courses are an asset

Demonstrated high level of customer service skills

Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Reference Check/Vulnerable Sector Search issued no later than six (6) months preceding your start date

3 professional references


Commitment to Organization and Values: Demonstrates and promotes a personal understanding of and appreciation for mission, vision, strategic outcomes and values of the YMCA of Greater Vancouver.

Service Orientation: Deliberately identifies needs and wants of members/participants as priority, and creates opportunities to enhance each and every person’s YMCA experience.

Teamwork: Ability to work effectively with others to achieve optimal collective results.

Communication: Ability to speak, write, listen, and secure information in a variety of settings

Outcomes Oriented: Ability to lead, manage, and achieve identified goals.

Application Process:

Internal applicants should inform their supervisor prior to application.
Please apply by completing both of the following steps:

Step 1- Complete online application using the following link:


Step 2- Complete online questionnaire using the following link:


Application deadline: Until Filled

Thank you for your interest and application.

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