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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Aquatic Specialist (Full Time)


Canadian Recreation Excellence Corporation is proud to have been selected by the City of Chilliwack to operate the City’s Recreation Centre’s (Chilliwack Landing Leisure Centre, Cheam Leisure Centre and Rotary Outdoor Pool) beginning in October 2015. We are in search of honest, hard-working, enthusiastic staff who are “Serious about Fun!”


Under the direction and supervision of the General Manager and the Assistant General Manager, the Aquatic Specialist will be responsible for ensuring that our patrons have a safe, enjoyable and FUN swimming experience while at our facilities. The Aquatic Specialists will be a role model and educator to our Aquatic Staff in regards to Recreation Excellence's strong belief in the companies 7 Unifying Principles, Mission Statement, and Core Mandates. The complete focus of Recreation Excellence is to work in harmony with its staff, their patrons, and clients. In order to meet that goal, the Aquatic Specialist will hire, model, educate, evaluate, retain or release Aquatic Staff in regards to their overall abilities in all areas but most importantly in the area of growing a healthy work place and work environment that helps Recreation Excellence achieve its goals of excellence in service and company growth.

Aquatic Specialist (Full Time) Up to 2 Positions are available

We are looking for an energetic, enthusiastic and motivated Aquatic Specialist who possesses the following qualifications:

  • Lifesaving NLS Pool Option and/or NLS Waterpark
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor – or ability to take the Red Cross Transfer course in June 2017.
  • Standard First Aid with CPR C/AED
  • Lifesaving Instructor
  • WHMIS Training
  • Pool Operator Level 1 & 2 (BCRPA or RFABC)
  • 1 of the following – Water Safety Instructor Trainer, First Aid Instructor and/or NLS Instructor
  • Exemplary Customer Service Training
  • 1-2 year of Management or Supervisory skills and experience
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to follow directions and work with minimal supervision
  • Works well as a team player as well as independently
  • Stamina, Energy and Willingness to learn and provide a safe and enjoyable aquatic facility

The following qualifications would be an asset:

  • NLS Instructor and/or NLS Recert Conductor
  • Lifesaving Instructor Trainer
  • Lifesaving First Aid Instructor or Lifesaving First Aid Instructor Trainer (or Red Cross)
  • Lifesaving Head Lifeguard Course and/or Red Cross Aquatic Programmer Course
  • AquaFit Instructor (BCRPA or CALA)

Your duties could include, but not limited to:

  • The ability to model appropriate behaviours as outlined in Organization’s 7 Unifying Principals – Unconditional Respect, Unconditional Trustworthiness, Team Work, Open, Forthright Communication, Perpetual Growth, Reverence for the Client & Company and Humour & Goodwill.
  • Oversee all pool operations
  • Supervise all scheduled lifeguard and swim instructors
  • Oversee daily lesson programs and private lessons
  • Coordinate and Organize staff to perform routine pool cleaning and maintenance
  • Provide excellent customer service to the public always
  • Candidates require passion and experience in the delivery of exceptional, creative swimming instruction in a child centred learning environment, as well as the ability to oversee programs, services and special events as required in an efficient and organized manner.
  • Administration responsibilities to include lesson programming (Red Cross and Private Lessons) and advance leadership courses. 20-30 hours on deck supervision and 10-20-hours office administration.
  • Coordinate new staff orientation and training as well as assist with Inservice Training
  • Greet all guests, patrons and customers in a pleasant and friendly manner as well as answer questions about the facility, its programs and services and Recreation Excellence, as needed
  • This position is scheduled for days, evenings and weekends.
  • Perform all other related duties as required

Wage: $17.00 - $20.00 per hour, depending on experience and certifications. Employment includes a Facility Membership along with additional training and education.

Closing Date: June 15, 2017 at 4:00pm

The successful candidates will require a Criminal Record Check and Working with Vulnerable Persons search prior to commencing work. As well as, maintain a clean Criminal Record to remain on staff.

Please submit applications including a cover letter and resume outlining why you want to be an Aquatic Specialist with Recreation Excellence by emailing Craig Short, Manager of Recreation Program Services (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). If you have any questions regarding this position or Recreation Excellence, please email Craig.


Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.

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