Cowichan Valley Regional District

Leader I/Lifeguard

Job Locations CA-BC-Shawnigan Lake
Competition Number
Closing Date
Temporary Summer
Community Services
South Cowichan Recreation
Location : Name
Shawnigan Lake Community Centre

General Information

The Cowichan Valley Regional District is now accepting applications from prospective candidates to work in a combination position as a Leader I / Lifeguard for summer 2023 at the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre. Working under the supervision of the Child Care Coordinator, the Leader I / Lifeguard works at our licensed child care center providing direct leadership, instruction and supervision in a varied and comprehensive program for children ages 3 – 12, and at the Shawnigan Lake waterfront lifeguarding for our day camps.


  • Minimum secondary school graduation
  • Have completed a course, or a combination of courses, of at least 20 hours duration in child development, guidance, health and safety, or nutrition.
  • Candidates must possess a valid NLS certificate as well as a First Aid with Child CPR certificate.
  • Waterfront certification and experience lifeguarding in a waterfront setting would be an asset.
  • Lifeguarding experience is required; Minimum 250 hours of experience is preferred.
  • The successful candidate is enthusiastic, energetic and enjoys working with children.
  • The successful candidate possesses the ability to:
    • Perform lifeguarding duties in a lakefront environment.
    • 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 independently as well as a member of a team.
  • Preference will be given to candidates aged 15-30 years as per the Canada Summer Jobs Program through Service Canada, however candidates outside of this age range will be considered.

Hours of Work

This is a temporary, non-union position commences June 26, 2023 and ends on September 1, 2023, subject to enrolment and funding. Hours of work are 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday.


Compensation is based on the work that is being done. When performing Leader I work, it will be $24.41 per hour, which is $20.86 plus 6% pay in lieu of vacation, 6% pay in lieu of benefits and 5% pay in lieu of statutory holidays. When performing Lifeguard work, it will be $31.05 per hour, which is $26.54 per hour plus 6% pay in lieu of vacation, 6% pay in lieu of benefits and 5% pay in lieu of statutory holidays.

Application Instructions

Please submit a resume and cover letter as part of your application by the closing date indicated above. 


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


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