Lifeguard

Duties and Responsibilities:

Pre-Camp Season:

  • Inspect all waterfront conditions
  • Prepare waterfront for season
  • Ensure all safety and rescue equipment is in good repair and secure at the waterfront
  • Prepare an inventory of equipment and list of repairs and replacements necessагу
  • Develop a system for swimmer and canoe identification

During Camp Season:

  • Responsible for safety at the Waterfront
  • Inspect Waterfront and camp fire areas daily
  • Submit daily report to the Camp Director
  • Maintain order to the waterfront supply shed and lifejacket shed
  • On the first day of camp, evaluate all swimmers abilities and designate areas according to swimmer ability
  • Adhere to all lifesaving requirements, Ontario Camping Association standards
  • Develop and implement waterfront emergency procedures including water search patterns
  • Encourage all campers to participate in planned activities
  • Disposal and management of all recycling

End of Season:

  • Submit end of season written report on waterfront activities
  • Submit end of season inventory of safety and waterfront equipment
  • Make recommendations for future summer waterfront programs

Daily:

  • Coordinate and participate in daily schedule of activities and chores
  • Assume responsibility for safety of campers and report all injuries to the Camp Director
  • Participate in nightly campfire program
  • Know where campers are at all times during sessions and special activities
  • Ensure waterfront and campfire area is safe, clean and tidy
  • Work to ensure that all campers are included, safe and comfortable
  • Attend counsellor and staff meeting nightly
  • Bring forth concerns to Camp Directors
  • Participate in all other camp activities

General Duties:

  • Complete bed check of entire camp once a week
  • Take part in evening curfew patrols with other scheduled staff
  • Follow camp rules and expectations
  • Serve as a positive role model for campers
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Expectations:

  • Participate in the regional tag day program
  • Participate in pre camp work sessions
  • Participate in camp orientation program
  • Participate in 6 camp sessions (Monday morning – Saturday morning)
  • Participate in camp closure

Qualifications:

  • Current NLS Life Saving Certification
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Basic First Aid and CPR
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Card
  • Canoeing Certification (encouraged)
  • Experience working with children
  • Camp and Lifeguard Experience
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated organizational skills

Three Lifeguard positions are available for the 2018 season.

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