Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada Req #452
Tuesday, September 12, 2023
The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is a dynamic charity dedicated to strengthening the foundations of communities by offering opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and leadership. We have been offering programs and services to the North Bay community since 1958 and to the Greater Sudbury community since 1936! To learn more about our programs and services offered please visit our website.

We are currently looking for a Lifeguard/Instructor to join our team of committed professionals. This part-time position within the Association is housed at the YMCA of Northeastern Ontario’s Durham location in Sudbury.

Under the leadership of the Supervisor of Aquatics, the Lifeguard/Instructor performs lifeguard duties in accordance with the National Lifesaving Society (NLS) standards as well as responsible delivering quality, values-based programming. This job is also responsible for ensuring the safety of members and participants while in the pool area.

STARTDATE:As soon as possible


RATE OF PAY: $17.00 per hour

HOURS: Variable

Major Responsibilities

  • Ensure the safety of patrons at all times
  • Respond to first aid situations and emergencies promptly and competently
  • Ensure that first aid and rescue equipment is in safe working condition
  • Respond to member inquiries regarding aquatic programs
  • Teach, guard and coach a variety of aquatic programs
  • Develop lesson plans and administer progressive evaluation
  • Complete incident reports for submission to the Supervisor of Aquatics
  • Complete pool logs
  • Maintain records and class attendance
  • Complete all janitorial daily tasks as assigned and report any deficiencies to the Supervisor of Aquatics
  • Incorporate SAM Standards into daily responsibilities
  • Build relationships with members and guests, and promote the YMCA as a charitable organization


  • National Lifeguard certification (NLS) in good standing
  • YMCA Swim Instructor Certificate or equivalent
  • Basic understanding of pool operation
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Physically fit
  • Current Standard First Aid and CPR C
  • Current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Check

What We Offer
  •   Free Personal Membership and 10% off Family Membership
  •   Paid sick/personal days
  •   Employee and Family Assistance Program that includes short-term mental health supports such as counselling and online courses, and lifestyle coaching which includes legal and financial counselling
  • YMCA Federation Pension Plan
  •  Mileage reimbursement
  • Team bonding and employee recognition events
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Opportunity to explore a wide range of jobs and functions
  • Flexible hours and scheduling, and hybrid work options, depending on role



If you would like to work in a family friendly environment, please apply, by website only, with a cover letter and resume by September 26, 2023 to the attention of the Personnel Committee.

Please ensure that your cover letter and resume both specify the job title of the position that you are applying for. 
All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted and you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, you must advise the Human Resources Department.
Please note that successful candidates will be required to submit a current and satisfactory Police Record with Vulnerable Sector Check for review prior to starting employment.
Please note that candidates invited for an interview will be required to submit three professional references.
YMCA of Northeastern Ontario is an equal opportunity employer that is dedicated to maintaining a fair and equitable work environment. All of our employees and job applicants will be promoted or employed solely on the basis of their abilities and qualifications.
Educational credentials completed outside of Canada require a copy of your World Education Services documents (WES) along with your credentials. If you do not have a WES document, please visit Applications submitted without a WES document will not be considered. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
Location on Google Maps
  • Greater Sudbury, ON, Canada