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City Of Toronto
in Scarborough
invites applications for the position of
Scarborough - City of Toronto - Swim Instructor

Monday, March 15, 2021

Job Description


  • Provides swimming instruction, skill evaluation, and safety supervision of participants, accident prevention, rescue skills, public education and public relations.
  • Plans, conducts and implements safe and educational swimming lessons.
  • Ensures that the appropriate equipment is in place and operational and that the equipment is stored away after use.
  • Attends and participates in meetings and training sessions.
  • Executes emergency procedures and uses safety/rescue equipment.
  • Ensures compliance with Ontario Health Regulations and all relevant legislation and Policy and Procedures manuals.
  • Performs tasks to support the program including report cards and worksheets.
  • Performs maintenance/janitorial duties, including but not restricted to: change room/washroom cleaning and disinfecting, pool chemistry tests, vacuuming, backwashing, chemical balancing, and pool fouling clean up.
  • Follows the principles of Healthy Child Development (HIGH FIVE®) in the planning and delivery of programs.

Required Qualifications


  • Minimum 16 years of age.
  • Current Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor and Emergency First Aid Instructor certifications.
  • Current Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard (Pool) certification.
  • Current Standard First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation 'C' certifications as recognized by the WSIB.
  • Must possess certification in Parks and Recreation Ontario's Principles of Healthy Child Development (PHCD).  Applicants who meet all other qualifications and obtain a conditional job offer can view the City of Toronto's Leadership Guide to find and register for PHCD course.


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Accommodation: If you are an individual who requires accommodation, due to disability under the Ontario Human Rights Code, to apply for this position, please email us at, quoting the Requisition ID and the job title.  The City is committed to providing Code-protected accommodation throughout its hiring process. Please visit Hiring Policies and Statements for further details.

Vulnerable Sector Check:  One of the requirements for working with children and vulnerable adults is applicants providing the results of a Vulnerable Sector Check. For Recreation Worker positions, we are only able to consider candidates who obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check. Once an applicant is given a conditional offer of employment, we will obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check for applicants who reside within the City of Toronto. Applicants who reside outside of the City of Toronto will need to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check from their local Police Service.  For further information on the vulnerable sector screening, please contact your local Police Service.