Lifeguard
Talisman Centre - Calgary, AB

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Located in the heart of downtown and set in the middle of beautiful Lindsay Park, we’ve been voted the “Best Fitness Facility in Calgary” for 10 consecutive years (by Fast Forward Magazine readers), and recognized as a leader in facility operations, enhancement projects and leading edge programs by our peers. Our focus on delivering an exciting atmosphere and a wide spectrum of world-class training and competition services for our high performance athletes, diverse customer base and dedicated membership has made us a leading destination for Calgarians of all ages and abilities.

What’s In It for You:
Starting wage range of $13.00 - $16.00 per hour based on skills and experience
Free facility membership plus a variety of free and discounted programs & services for you and your family
Flexible work schedule, which includes some early mornings, evenings and weekends
Performance based bonus program and an employee recognition program
After successful completion of probationary term, eligibility for our RRSP employer matching Program and our flexible benefits package
Professional Development assistance program available to support employee career growth.
Annual staff events including BBQ’s, Corporate challenge, December holiday party and many more
Free parking and close to transit with a C-train and bus stop steps away

What You’ll Do:
Use active guarding techniques; including roaming, scanning and bind spot checks
Respond quickly and efficiently to secure safety of customers in the event of an emergency
Provide emergency care and stabilization of Customers required until arrival of Emergency medical services
Present a professional appearance and attitude at all times
Maintain a high standard of Customer engagement
Attend and participate in ongoing training and development opportunities
Perform various maintenance duties to maintain a clean and safe facility, ensuring the Pool deck looks appealing to our Customers at all times
Assist fellow Aquatic Lifeguards with Pool set-ups, take-downs
Ability to put away and set up weights in the Aquatic Sport Partner Training Zone
Prepare and maintain appropriate activity reports and administration
Handle or refer programs and situations as they arise in the facility.

What You Need:
A strong work ethic and initiative relating to continuous improvement
Looking for seasoned, professional Lifeguards with a minimum 2 years of Lifeguarding experience
Demonstrated leadership capacity
Knowledge of Aquatic sports and programs
Excellent customer engagement, communication, problem solving, judgment, skill in the application of life guarding surveillance and rescue techniques, and the ability to deal with conflict diplomatically will help ensure your success
Your proven track record working independently and in a team environment is an asset. Experience with competitive lifeguarding/lifesaving an asset
Dedicated and reliable with a strong commitment to teamwork
Strong public relations and excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills
A high sense of urgency, ability to think clearly while handling multiple priorities in emergency situations
Maintain a level of fitness necessary to fulfill the practical elements of Lifeguarding
First Aid / Certification in CPR Level C/ 02 administration
National Lifeguarding Service.

Physical Requirements and Safety:
While performing the essential functions of this job, some tasks involve the ability to exert very moderate physical effort, typically involving some combination of standing, standing at a height, sitting, sitting at a height, crouching, walking, climbing, swimming, performing work while wet and/or performing the aforementioned tasks for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift a minimum of 30 LBS when required.
Emergency tasks and regular staff training events involve the performance of physically demanding work, which may involve some combination of running, climbing and/or swimming and may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling heavy objects including distressed persons on land or in the water, including performing work while wet and/or performing the above tasks for extended periods of time.
Safe lifting, bending, carrying and rescue techniques and the use of a rescue aid in the water and the coordination of rescue with a second rescuer and rescue aids in the water, when possible, are required. The successful candidate will be required to complete a Technical skills assessment portion of the Recruitment process; this includes but is not limited to: Refresher of NLS standards, timed swim, brick carry, and Lesson Plan development and execution.


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