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Job Details: Aquatic Assistant

Job Details
Open Date Nov 18 2022 - 10:21:00 AM Close Date Dec 31 2023 - 11:59:00 PM
Position Title Aquatic Assistant Posting Type Casual Part Time
Posting Status Active Position Length Casual Part Time
Department Group Community Services Hours per Week 6 - 24
Department Community Services Openings 5
Education Other    
Competition PT23-01
Salary Range $17.20/hour
Union Position No


Part-time Aquatic Assistant

Join our team and have FUN in the water! 

As an Aquatic Assistant, you will aide in the delivery of fun aquatic programming and maintain a safe environment.

Application deadlines:  The deadline for applications to be considered for fall 2023 recruitment is September 13, 2023.

Hours: Typically 6- 24 hours per week with shifts scheduled during evenings and weekends, subject to seasonal programming demands. 

Rate of Pay: $17.20/hour

Primary Work Location: Waterloo Memorial Recreation Complex (Swimplex), 101 Father David Bauer Drive and Moses Springer Pool (summer only). 


  • Support delivery of aquatic programs and special events with a focus on delivering service excellence
  • Act in compliance with Ontario Health Regulations, relevant legislation and operational guidelines
  • Provide a high level of customer service 
  • Assist in the operation of the waterslide, wading pools and splash pads
  • Provide assistance in accident prevention and public education
  • May collect revenue on the pool deck for certain programs
  • Perform minor first aid, maintenance and/or custodial duties as assigned
  • With guidance from Instructor/Guards and Aquatics staff, assist with swim lesson planning, instruction, evaluation and communicate results to swim lesson patrons as required
  • Provide a safe and clean pool area

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Must hold current Bronze Cross certification or National Lifeguard
  • Must hold current Assistant Instructors certification, from either LSS, YMCA or Red Cross
  • Must hold current Standard First Aid & CPR C certification (Red Cross, St. John’s or Lifesaving’s First Aid)
  • Maintain fitness level and certification in accordance to Lifesaving Society standard
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work within a team
  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to positively interact with patrons
  • Experience volunteering in an aquatic capacity is an asset
  • Must be 14 years of age or older
  • Aquatics skills will be screened prior to an interview
  • Attendance at all staff training is mandatory
  • A satisfactory police Vulnerable Sector Check will be required as a condition of hire 

How to Apply: Click on 'Apply Now' and follow the application instructions. Please upload your resume and cover letter in one file. You are required to complete and submit the "Supplementary Interview Information" form with your application. Please see attachment on the posting.

Please ensure you receive an email confirming your application has been successfully received. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis and retained on file for six (6) months. Vacancies will be filled as needed.

Be You @ Waterloo: At the City of Waterloo, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. All interested and qualified candidates, including Indigenous persons, Black persons, non-Black racialized persons/persons of colour, women, persons with disabilities, 2SLGBTQ+ and those interested in joining our team are encouraged to apply.

Accommodation: The City of Waterloo is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace that is welcoming, inclusive, and barrier-free. Accommodations in accordance with the Human Rights Code and other applicable legislation are available throughout all stages of the recruitment process. For accommodation during the application process, applicants are requested to make their needs known via email at recruitment@waterloo.ca, quoting the position and competition number. Applicants advanced through to subsequent stages of the recruitment process will be provided with additional opportunities to make their needs known.


Supplementary Interview Form.pdf