SWIMMING LEADER (Lifeguard)

  • Camp Caroline
  • Caroline, AB, Canada
  • May 05, 2022
Summer Job Other2 Other Fitness / Recreation

Job Description

SWIMMING LEADER 

Discover the warmth of our hospitality at Camp Caroline. Located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, we are one of Alberta’s premier year-round Christian camp and retreat centers.

We strive to create getaways with greater purpose that encourage life-changing experiences, therefore our skilled staff are carefully selected with our campers and guests in mind. Camp Caroline staff are recruited not only for their ability to perform their duties, but also for their trustworthy character and commitment to serving campers and guests with an exceptional standard of care.

Summer Camps have always been a critical piece of the ministry at Camp Caroline. Something significant happens in the lives of children and adults when they have the chance to step away for a week and have a life-giving experience in an exciting new setting. You will play a critical role as a staff member in our mission to foster first steps, next steps, and servant leadership in the lives of our campers and guests. As the Swimming Leader, you will be responsible to help provide unforgettable, high impact experiences and holistic camper care while creating a sense of wonder and adventure for each individual camper.

Department:   Ministries        

Reports To:  Program Team Leader and Director of Summer Camps

Term:  11 weeks, fulltime

Start Date:  June 13, 2022

End Date:  August 29, 2022

Compensation:  $450 / week

Requirements: 

  • A personal profession of faith in Jesus for salvation and witness of obediently following him
  • A member or adherent in an evangelical church
  • Agreement with the mission, vision, core values, and core commitments of Camp Caroline
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain healthy working relationships with a team
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and plan well
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and follow through on projects with excellence
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential situations with respect
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • National Lifeguard certification or Canadian Red Cross Lifeguard certification
  • Availability to work regular and irregular hours
  • Good health and stamina
  • Completion of reference and background checks

General Responsibilities:

  • Uphold the mission, vision, core values, and core commitments of Camp Caroline with the highest standard of excellence
  • Uphold Camp Caroline policies and adhere to policies, best practices, and principles related to standards of service care as established by recognized authorities
  • Assist in nurturing the spiritual atmosphere of Camp Caroline for campers, guests, and staff
  • Develop a welcoming atmosphere and safe environment for campers, guests, and staff
  • Anticipate and attend to camper and guest’s service needs

Swimming Leader Responsibilities:

  • Main Purpose: To lead campers in the faith journey of becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ, accepting each one at whatever place they may be at spiritually, and helping them grow closer to Jesus Christ through encouraging them in:
  • First Steps – Beginning a life-long journey with Jesus
  • Next Steps – Following Jesus faithfully
  • Servant Leadership – Exemplifying Jesus’ love and concern for others
  • Plan and lead indoor pool swimming activities and games for campers Grades 2-12
  • Provide pool supervision for families during family camps
  • Incorporate spiritual application during swimming briefing sessions
  • Care for and maintain all pool equipment. Model and promote safe and responsible use of equipment.
  • Keep the pool area clean and neat. As needed, check chlorine, acid levels, and temperature of pools
  • Take inventory of all equipment and supplies at the beginning and end of summer
  • Report and record all incidents that occur in pool area, immediately after incident
  • Support, train, disciple, and give leadership opportunities to Leads assigned to the pool

Summer Camp Responsibilities:

  • Participate fully in summer staff training, events, and chapels
  • Regularly look for ways to extend hospitality and care to campers and guests
  • Work consistently to keep Camp Caroline clean and guest ready
  • Participate in all summer camp events, and assist with them as required
  • Give leadership and/or help in the children's or youth program during family camps
  • Participate in the "Adopt a Family" program during family camps
  • Assist with drama and worship teams as desired
  • Assist in Sunday camper registration and Friday camper pick-up as assigned
  • Attend and participate in all Worship Times, Evening Events, and Campfires, unless involved in other camp duties
  • Work with other staff to foster an effective atmosphere at all summer events and activities

Time Management Expectation:

  • Leading swimming sessions – 30%
  • Pool cleaning/maintenance – 30%
  • General lifeguarding – 20%
  • Supporting counselors – 15%
  • Staff meetings – 5%

Key Working Relationships:

  • Program Team Leader
  • Director of Summer Camps
  • Summer Leadership Team
  • Summer Staff
  • Volunteer Staff

Is this job accessible via public transportation?

No

Compensation for this position meets the minimum requirements of a "Living Wage" in the job location

Yes