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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
in Toronto
invites applications for the position of
Aquatics - Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Job Description

Introduction: Swimming instructor/Lifeguards at Holland Bloorview support our mission to teach water safety skills to children, youth and adults who do and do not have disabilities in a fully integrated setting. Additionally, they provide leadership and supervision for our non-instructional and recreational aquatic programs.

Various afterschool and weekend shifts available. A minimum of 4.0 hours per week required.

As a Lifeguard, you will be responsible for:

  • Monitoring instructional and recreational swimming activities, including: patrolling the pool deck and scanning the water, as well as monitoring patrons and volunteers to ensure a safe swim environment
  • Carrying an aid at all times, performing emergency rescues to the standard of your certifications, responding to patron inquiries, resolving problems, and performing associated public education duties
  • Setting up the pool deck prior to your shift & cleaning the deck following your shift
  • Attendance at all scheduled staff training
  • Recording all hours worked
  • Keeping all awards current
  • Performing other duties as assigned
  • A successful candidate for the position of Lifeguard must also be a certified Swimming Instructor

As a Swimming Instructor, you will be responsible for the items mentioned in the Lifeguard position (above), in addition to:

  • Instructing assigned Red Cross aquatic programs to standard
  • Responding to parent and participant questions promptly, courteously and thoroughly
  • Committing to teach the entire session of lessons
  • Providing your supervisor with a detailed lesson plan for each class
  • Writing, proofing and correcting report cards for all of your lesson participants
  • A successful candidate for the position of Swimming Instructor must also be a certified Lifeguard

Instructor rate: $18.91 per hour ($18.19 per hour + 4% pay in lieu of vacation)
Lifeguard rate: $16.55 per hour ($15.92 per hour + 4% pay in lieu of vacation)

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Previous experience teaching swimming lessons (min. 1 year)
  • Red Cross or Lifesaving Society Instructor (for Lifesaving Society Instructors, a transfer to Red Cross is required. Support for this is provided)
  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level C
  • National Lifeguard
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check

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