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Aquatic Deck Supervisor

Location: Midland HFA
Department: Child, Youth & Aquatics
Placement: Part Time
Closes: March 5, 2018

About the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka:

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe County and the Districts of Muskoka and Parry Sound in Central Ontario. The YMCA is one of the largest charities within our service area, providing over $1.1 million annually of support and access to our programs and services.

With a staff complement of 1200+ full and part-time staff, combined with over 1,000 volunteers and donors, and an operating budget of $39 million, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka serves over 30,000 annual members and participants through its eight membership centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound, and Wasaga Beach; 3,000 Child Care families across a number of communities; registers 5,000 day campers in addition to 1500 overnight campers at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil Island; over 15,000 people through leadership development, outdoor education and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park; and counsels over 20,000 people in several community development programs.

As our Mission Statement affirms, “My Y is dedicated to the growth of all persons in spirit, mind and body, and to their sense of belonging to each other and the global community.” Our Vision for the future is “My Y inspires people to reach their full potential.”

General Function:

The Aquatic Deck Supervisor will be responsible for ensuring service excellence in YMCA Aquatic Swim Programs and will oversee the supervision and safe operation of these programs, ensuring the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka regulations, National YMCA standards, Provincial Standards (health regulation) and SAM 2.0 expectations are met. The Deck Supervisor will also provide direct program delivery and leadership as required.


  • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to the mission and core values of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka and the YMCA in Canada.

  • Demonstrate strong support and commitment to serving the membership, facility users and all program participants of the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka.

  • Ensures that all staff adhere to and demonstrate standards and expectations of YMCA Aquatics programs and as outlined by the Aquatic Supervisor throughout the duty period.

  • Monitors the safety of all swim lessons throughout the duty period and respond immediately to rectify all safety concerns.

  • Continuously build relationships with all of the staff and volunteers that are on shift during the duty period. Coaches and develops swim instructors on an ongoing basis to ensure quality program delivery.

  • Deals effectively and professionally with YMCA members concerns, program coverage gaps that may arise and any other challenges during the duty period that must be brought to a resolution.

  • Acts as a liaison to the Manager on Duty with respect to any Program inquiries, specifically related to registration

  • Responsible for checking in on all staff/volunteer relating to the focus items e.g. values, relationship building, aquatic behaviour grids, etc.

  • Demonstrates leadership by being visible and approachable while supervising lessons and maintaining a strong presence to staff / volunteers and members.

  • Completes any other duties as assigned by the Aquatic Supervisor or by other support staff ensuring that the responsibilities help YMCA members/staff/volunteers/ other departments

  • Adherence to all provincial and federal legislation relevant to job description.


Completed and current specialized Certifications include:

  • National Lifeguard Program Award

  • Standard First Aid & CPR “C”

  • YMCA and/or Red Cross / Lifesaving Instructor certification preferred

  • YMCA Aquatic Fitness Certification or equivalent an asset

  • Current WHMIS certification an asset

  • Minimum six months to a year experience in lifeguarding and swim instruction or as determined by Supervisor

  • Demonstrated experience in effective coaching and development skills

  • Previous knowledge of YMCA aquatics programs an asset

  • Flexibility regarding assigned hours of work, including early mornings, evenings and weekends

  • Well-developed interpersonal, and relationship building skills; ability to establish rapport and excellent communication with members, staff and volunteers; excellent written communication skills

  • Child Protection orientation

  • AODA training

  • Health & Safety Awareness training

  • Bill 168 (Violence & Harassment in the Workplace) training

  • PCI Compliance

  • Mandated training is required before or shortly after commencement of work

  • Clear Police Reference Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening

Qualified candidates who wish to be considered are invited to send a resume and cover letter to:

Brooke Klein Gebbinck
Supervisor, Child, Youth & Aquatics
YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
Fax: 705-526-8735

Applications will remain open until March 5, 2018

We wish to express our appreciation to all applicants for their interest in this position; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please be advised that all offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Screening.

The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is committed to fair and accessible employment practices. Our goal is a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. Individuals needing employment accommodation in the hiring process or job postings in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources department.

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