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Casual Part-Time

Posted: Monday, August 14, 2023
Job Number: RCSPT-23-19
Job Type: Casual Part-time, Up to 24 Months, Non-Union
Position Closing Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
*Must be minimum 15 years of age to apply
Choose Barrie
The City of Barrie is a vibrant, progressive, and growing community with deep connections to our heritage, to nature and to the opportunities surrounding us.
Our community values quality of life; the ability to play year-round with 300 hectares of park space, our beautiful waterfront, our lively downtown core and the nearby hills, wetlands, and forests. We also value connections; to our neighbours and the community, to our road and rail network, and to the opportunity Barrie provides to enjoy life.
Everything Barrie has to offer, from the water we drink to the roads we travel on, has one thing in common - municipal workers. Joining a municipality is one of the most rewarding, engaging, and exciting careers you could choose. It is a career you can take pride in knowing that every day you make a positive impact on an entire community. We are one team, with one goal and we all work together to continue making our community great.
The Opportunity
Recreation and Culture Services builds vibrant, healthy, active and connected communities by providing facilities and programs that give all Barrie residents an opportunity to participate in recreational activities. Key responsibilities include identifying community recreation needs and interests, developing and delivering recreation opportunities which meet these needs and interests, maintaining and operating recreational and cultural facilities to provide a setting for these activities, and managing the provision of space to external community providers and groups.
Under the general guidance and direction of the Recreation Programmer - Aquatics, and reporting to the Recreation Supervisor, the Lifeguard/Instructor (PT) position is responsible for ensuring the safety of swimmers, class participants and guests at the City of Barrie’s pools. Specifically, this position rotates between instructing aquatics lesson programs and monitoring recreational open swim programs. Overall, this position plays an integral role in providing a safe environment for swimmers, class participants and guests of the City of Barrie’s pools by acting as a Lifeguard during open swim programs and an Aquatics Instructor during lesson programs.
Our Culture and Qualifications of the Job
Corporate Culture
  • Your workplace values align with our corporate values of Strive, Share and Care and you want to join us in providing exceptional services and programs to build a prosperous, growing and sustainable community
Education (degree/diploma/certifications)
  • National Lifeguard (NL) Pool Certification from the Lifesaving Society
  • Swim Instructor Certification from the Lifesaving Society
  • Lifesaving Instructor Certification from the Lifesaving Society (recommended)
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Healthy Child Development Certificate from HIGH FIVE® National within three (3) months of hire
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Certifications
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a high standard of public relations at all times
  • Demonstrated ability to perform in a manner which is consistent with corporate goals, vision, mission and values
  • Demonstrated ability to demonstrate/participate in aquatics lesson programs for the duration of a class session
  • Demonstrated ability to exert physical effort to stand for extended periods of time
  • Basic oral and written communication, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Availability to work evenings, weekends and/or holidays, as required
Conditions of Employment
  • Standard First Aid and CPR Level C Certifications
  • National Lifeguard (NL) Pool Certification from the Lifesaving Society
  • Swim Instructor Certification from the Lifesaving Society 
  • Satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check*
*Please note that this is a requirement of the position for any new employees to the City of Barrie in accordance with the Police Record Check Procedure. Existing employees may be grandparented from this requirement in accordance with the Police Record Check Procedure.
Other Important Information
Wage: This is a casual part-time non-union position with the following 2023 pay range:
  • Hourly Pay Rate: $19.81 to $25.62 per hour
Hours: The normal hours of work are up to and including 24 hours per week with a varying schedule to support business demand.
Location: Various Recreation Location
For any questions, please email Aquatics.Jobs@Barrie.ca
The City of Barrie is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to creating a workplace culture of inclusiveness and welcomes applications from qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds.  We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices and we will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process.  If contacted for an employment opportunity, please advise if you require Code-protected accommodation and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Disclaimer: The job posting has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of employees to do this job. For full position details, please request a copy of the Job Description by emailing Aquatics.Jobs@Barrie.ca.
We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.