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Summer Lifeguard (West Wave)

Date: 30-Aug-2021

Location: West Auckland, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

 

  • Earn a living wage and gain a valuable NZQA qualification 
  • Opportunities for both experienced lifeguards and confident swimmers
  • Join our team and support our community this Summer

 
He angitūtanga: The opportunity
 
Our leisure centres play a fundamental role in our goal to get Auckland the most active city in the world. As a lifeguard, you will play a key part in ensuring that all customers not only have a fantastic experience at our pools but a safe one.
 
This summer we have full-time and part-time opportunities for motivated, customer-focused individuals of all ages to join our pool teams at:

  • West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre (Henderson)


Each of the centres has multiple pools and caters for everyone from toddlers to spa pool users; as well as beginner swimmers through to serious lane swimmers. Our facilities are PoolSafe accredited, therefore fully qualified lifeguards monitor the pools at all times.
 
This is a critical role for our busy pools; our lifeguards take on a much greater responsibility than just supervising the swimming pools. The lifeguard plays a critical part in ensuring a safe, prevention-focussed environment for our customers to enjoy.
 
He kōrero mōu: About you
 
We are looking for approachable, reliable, people who can think critically with a keen safety focus while having fun.
 
You will need to be a confident swimmer with effective communication skills, great initiative, resilience, and an interest in community wellbeing.
 
You will be required to work a variety of shifts from Monday to Sunday, with a range of shift times covering from 5.30 am through to 10 pm. Commitment to cover these shifts is essential, as is flexibility to work at short notice.

 

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer
 
You’ll have the opportunity to gain lifelong, valuable skills and work with a passionate team, in a role that gives back to our community. 

 

Your safety is our priority. While we continue in Alert Level 3 and 4, our centres will remain closed. In the meantime, we’ll be conducting virtual interviews and will complete practical assessments once centres reopen. 

 

If you are successful, you will attend a two-week induction training programme which will result in a Pool Lifeguard Skills Award and a Pool Lifeguard Practice Certificate (check Skills Active website if you qualify to train), through which you will be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • aquatic rescues
  • spinal management
  • evaluating major emergencies and responding appropriately
  • reporting and recording of incidents
  • hazard management
  • apply aquatic supervision techniques in the workplace
  • provide aftercare to casualties in simulated emergencies


Having a First Aid certificate is very advantageous however if you do not have a qualification, First Aid training will be included in your training. 


Alert level permitting, Summer jobs will begin on 15 November 2021 or 13 December 2021 and end on 27 February 2022. Induction and training will take place in the first two weeks.
 
Applications close on Sunday, 26 September 2021
  
This position is deemed a safety-sensitive position and will require pre-employment drug testing. 
 
Auckland Council is committed to the protection and wellbeing of children.  This role is classified as a Children's Worker role under the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. As such applicants will be required to undergo police vetting prior to commencing employment. Appointment will be subject to a satisfactory police check.


Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.