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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
in Toronto
invites applications for the position of
Fall/Winter/Spring Swim Instructor

Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Job Description

Introduction: Swimming instructors 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.

Applicants must be available to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekends.

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: $19.58 per hour ($18.83 per hour + 4% pay in lieu of vacation)
Lifeguard rate: $17.14 per hour ($16.48 per hour + 4% pay in lieu of vacation)

Required Qualifications

As a Swimming Instructor & Lifeguard, the minimum qualifications are:
• Minimum 18 years of age
• Previous experience teaching swimming lessons (min. 1 year)
• Red Cross or Lifesaving Society Instructor (for LSS 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

Contact Information

Christina Neumann
Manager, Aquatics
416-425-6220, extension 3359

Special Instructions

All interested candidates are invited to apply online at: