High School Volunteer Position
Front Desk Attendant at Glenview Senior Public School
Volunteer Position - apply now!
This Volunteer Position and hours completed will count towards your Community Service Hours.
Starts the week of October 18, 2021 @ 5:30 pm until 8 pm. Current Shifts Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday Evenings
Location: Glenview Senior Public School – 401 Rosewell Avenue (Lawrence & Avenue)
Working under the direction of the Aquatic Pool Supervisor and General Manager, the Pool Attendant serves as the first point of contact for the public at the pool. The attendant will greet our members, enact facility entry procedures, answer members questions, and direct our swimmers to the appropriate class locations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Checks in our swimmers by completing the logbook (i.e., Date, Time of Arrival Members Name, Class, Check Temperature etc…)
- Fully understand and enforce entry policies and procedures.
- Courteously, promptly, and correctly answer all patron questions.
- Keep the front desk and entry area clean and welcoming for all patrons.
- Wear Mask while on duty
- Be aware of emergency action plans (will be covered in training)
- Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Current High school student
- The North Toronto Aquatic Club has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. Employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination. Employees who cannot be fully vaccinated on the basis of a protected legal ground (e.g. medical, religious) may request an exemption. Please note that this policy applies to all employees, including new hires, and volunteers. If the application is successful, volunteers will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or request an exemption. For more information, please refer to our full vaccine policy here: ntac.ca/policies
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Reopening Update - September
Well, summer is slowly wrapping up and there is still much uncertainty with how the return to school will shape up. Unfortunately, we still do not have the permits for the Glenview or Lawrence Park pools and therefore cannot open registration or even guess as to when our swim programs will re-start.
What we can tell you at this time is that we have been planning how to safely re-open when the time comes. As many of you know, the club relies heavily on students who have progressed though our levels and become instructors and/or guards for us. With over 18 months of no programming, we now find ourselves in the position of not having many certified instructors (most of our past guards/instructors have moved on to college or university by now).
This has led us to the conclusion that when we finally receive permits to re-open, we will begin with the advanced classes (Bronze Star, Bronze Cross, Bronze Medallion, Swim Instructor, Assistant Swim Instructor, First Aid and CPR, and National Lifeguard course - please see below for course descriptions). We need to rebuild our core of trained staff before we can re-open our learn to swim programs. We wish we could give you more of a timeline for the swim lessons for children age 3 and up but we simply cannot predict the timeline of the Toronto District School Board.
The fall transition can be hard for us all, then add a pandemic. Many teens may be struggling with the transition back to school this year.
What if there was a program to help them get excited about their own personal fitness, discover a passion for teaching, develop valuable work skills and leave them with tools to pursue future lifesaving or swim instructing jobs?
Lifeguarding gives youth a lot of transferable skills that are important in many other jobs as well as everyday life. Lifeguards must be responsible and alert, plus able to assert themselves in situations where people’s lives are at risk. As a lifeguard, they’ll interact with people multiple times a day, so they’ll naturally build their communication and interpersonal skills. In an emergency situation, they’ll be trained to make quick decisions and stay calm under pressure, which is applicable in any job. We can't wait to start offering our advanced classes again when we have access to our pools!
NTAC offers a range of first aid, lifeguarding, and instructor training courses. Whether the goal is to become a lifeguard or a swim instructor, NTAC has been supporting the development of youth in our neighbourhood for over 50 years. Candidates who get certified through NTAC become accredited through the Royal Lifesaving Society and are able to work all throughout Canada as well as internationally in countries part of the commonwealth.
Applications Now Open!
Our applications for swim instructors and lifeguards are now open. If you have or know of a teen who has their Swim Instructor, Assistant Swim Instructor, or National Lifeguard certification, please encourage them to apply. Even though we do not have a crystal ball and can't pin point an exact start date, we will interview qualified candidates in September, so that we can open as soon as we have the green light from public health and the TDSB.
If they do not yet have their qualifications, then stay up to date with our re-opening plans on our website or on our new social channels:
Advanced Class Descriptions
- Bronze Star
- Bronze Star is designed to prepare younger swimmers for Bronze Medallion. In this aquatic course, participants learn and improve their lifesaving focused aquatic techniques such as lifesaving kicks, going to the bottom of the pool, as well as their problem-solving and decision-making. In addition to swimming skills, candidates also learn basic CPR and some first aid. The Bronze Star course is only required if the candidate is under 13 years old. Candidates that are over the age of 13 can skip this level and start with Bronze Medallion.
- Bronze Medallion (must be at least 13 years old or hold Bronze Star)
- The Bronze Medallion is often the first course that candidates take if they are at least 13 years of age. This course introduces lifesaving skills in 4 different categories of water-rescue: judgement, knowledge, skill, and fitness. During the Bronze Medallion course, candidates build on their pre-existing swimming skills as well as learn new techniques to save themselves and others in risky aquatic situations.
- Bronze Cross
- The Bronze Cross course is designed to improve on candidate's pre-existing skills and prepare them for the National Lifeguard course training. Bronze Cross is a mandatory pre-requisite course for the Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard and the Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor's course as it includes advanced training that will be the building blocks of lifesaving skills. While there is no minimum age to take the Bronze Cross course, Bronze Medallion and Standard First Aid with CPR-C (or Emergency First Aid with CPR-B) are mandatory pre-requisites.
- Standard First Aid with CPR-C (this is different than Emergency First Aid with CPR-B)
- Lifesaving Society's Standard First Aid course is a 16-hour, WSIB approved first aid training. This course is designed to prepare candidates to handle every-day medical emergencies such as broken bones, diabetic attacks, seizures, spinal injuries, and much more. This course is also the pre-requisite to the Lifesaving Society's National Lifeguard course and must be taken prior to the National Lifeguard course's exam. The Standard First Aid certification is always paired with CPR-C certification which teaches candidates to perform a victim assessment, CPR and treatment of choking victims. The Lifesaving Society's first aid programs are not restricted to aquatic candidates; other individuals such as camp counsellors, fitness advisors, and medical professionals can make use of the Lifesaving Society's first aid awards.
- National Lifeguard course (must be at least 15 years old)
- The National Lifeguard or NL (formerly also known as NLS) course is the certification that all lifeguards are required to have. This course is designed to help candidates develop critical thinking as well as physical skills that would allow them to react quickly and efficiently when responding to emergencies. Just like Bronze Medallion and Cross, this course builds on the four pillars of lifesaving: knowledge, judgement, skill, and fitness. In addition to team-work and communication skills, National Lifeguard candidates will be extensively trained to stay calm while handling various situations that they can come across in the real-world. A few examples of scenarios that a National Lifeguard candidate can expect to come across are: spinal injured victims, active and passive drowning victims, seizure victims, missing children (and many more). Minimum 15 years of age, Bronze Cross and Standard First Aid with CPR-C are the pre-requisites to the National Lifeguard course and must be completed before starting the Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard course.