Cowichan Valley Regional District

Lifeguard/Instructor/Program Leader

Job Locations CA-BC-Youbou
Competition Number
Closing Date
Temporary Summer
Community Services
Cowichan Lake Recreation
Location : Name
Arbutus Park in Youbou

General Information

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is now accepting applications from prospective candidates to work as a Lifeguard/Instructor/Program Leader at Arbutus Park in Youbou for summer 2022. Under the supervision of the Recreation Programmer II, the Lifeguard/Instructor/Program Leader provides a healthy and safe environment to the patrons of our busy park located on beautiful Cowichan Lake by assisting with coordinating and instructing the Red Cross Swim Program for participants aged 3 months to seniors and performs lifeguarding when not instructing. Other duties include: supervising the playground and park area outside the water and when not on active guard duty; plays games with kids in the park; assists with other CLR summer programs and special events; and may also assist with off-ice activities for participants of our Hockey School for two weeks in August.


  • Candidates must possess a valid NLS certificate and Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certificate, as well as a First Aid with Child CPR certificate.
  • Waterfront certification would be an asset.
  • The successful candidate is enthusiastic, energetic and enjoys working with children.
  • The successful candidate also possesses the ability to:
    • Lifeguard and teach swim lessons; establish and maintain a respectful, fun relationship with children while maintaining a position of authority.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, managers, and the general public.
    • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing when communicating with children, parents and supervisors including listening and following direction.
    • Work as a member of a team.

Hours of Work

These positions start on June 27, 2022 and ends on August 29, 2022, subject to enrolment and funding. Hours of work at 10-35 hours per week, with weekday and weekend shifts available. Casual, on-call opportunities to cover absences and peak periods are also available.


These temporary opportunities are non-union, and are compensated at $20.22 per hour. Additionally, this position will receive 17% in lieu of benefits and vacation, bringing the compensation to $23.66 per hour.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application.


Successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory police information check.


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