Vancouver Coastal Health


Job Description

Job Title: Lifeguard
Work Site: George Pearson Centre - Vancouver, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $27.02 per hour
Hours: Various
Reference#: 147055-cos


Come work as a Lifeguard with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for casual Lifeguards to join the team at the George Pearson Centre long term care facility in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Lifeguard with VCH you will:

  • Be responsible for the conduct and safety of all persons in or near the pool as well as leading pool programs in a safe and professional manner.
  • Perform duties including:
    • checking pool area,
    • monitoring the general operation and cleanliness of the pool facility,
    • providing instruction in aquatic programs and adapted aquatic exercise,
    • reporting observations of client’s/resident’s progress,
    • organizing furnishings and equipment and maintaining an inventory of first aid and office equipment.
  • Perform first aid as required and office tasks pertinent to the daily operation of the facility.


Education & Experience

  • Graduation from Grade 12 plus one year's recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • National Lifeguard Pool Option Certificate.
  • CPR-C Basic Rescuer Certificate, Standard First Aid Certificate or equivalent.
  • Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate or equivalent.
  • Experience as an Aquafit Instructor is an asset.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize work.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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