Water Safety Instructor - Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety Program at the Canadian Red Cross


**Positions are all dependent on confirmation of funding**

Status: Casual - 6 positions (Alberta)

Do you want to make a difference? Join the world’s largest humanitarian network. The Canadian Red Cross Society, a not for profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to helping Canadians, as well as the most vulnerable throughout the world, is currently seeking Water Safety Instructors for the Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety Program. Within the area of Prevention & Safety, and under the direction of the Coordinator, Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety Program, the Water Safety Instructor teach the Indigenous Swimming & Water Safety Program through the summer months.  This position will include teaching swim lessons, Youth First Aid and lifeguard courses as required at various Indigenous communities to Aboriginal youth ages 5 -18 during July and August.


  • Instruct Red Cross Water Safety swim lessons

  • Promote Water Safety Programs  to the community liaisons

  • Ensures appropriate and proper use of program apparatus and processes

  • Maintains safety and ensures supervision of participants at all times

  • Evaluates participants’ swimming abilities 

  • Updates information and communications with supervisor

  • Participates in program evaluation and report writing

  • Must be willing to live in or near a First Nations community during July and August (housing provided)


Experience and Education

The minimum qualifications for this job 1-3 years of job-related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and water safety experience. This position is subject to a successful vulnerable record check.


Matthew Achtymichuk