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CIty of Hamilton
in Hamilton
invites applications for the position of
Aquatic Leadership Instructor/Trainer

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Job Description

The Healthy & Safe Communities Department is committed to its people and is dedicated to building a strong and healthy community. We are passionate about making a difference and are recognized for our excellence. We offer a respectful and supportive workplace that provides life-long learning opportunities, leadership, innovation and performance excellence.

We are looking for high performing public servants who are interested in experiencing a challenging, rewarding, enjoyable, and fulfilling career. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to provide excellent client service in a respectful, courageous, empathetic, just and ethical manner. Your ability to set and achieve personal goals, professional goals and contribute to the goals of the organization will result in high job satisfaction.

Reports to Supervisor, Aquatic Programming, provides aquatic instruction in a positive learning experience to customers in an environment that is safe and enjoyable.


Teach Aquatic Leadership and/or First Aid programs.

Prepare long term and short term lesson plans, complete test sheets, record cards and certificates.

Follow the standards set down by the City of Hamilton, Red Cross Society, Lifesaving Society, Canadian Amateur Diving Association and other governing aquatic agencies.

Perform the surveillance necessary to prevent accidents by administering policies, procedures, rules and regulations governing the conduct of participants in instructional setting.

Perform rescues and first aid within accordance of certification standards from the Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, Ontario Heart and Stroke, City of Hamilton, and other governing agencies related to require certifications within the position.

Enforce all pool rules and regulations.

Report known or potential hazards, maintenance concerns, and unsafe conditions immediately to the staff person in charge of facility.

Ensure that the lifesaving equipment is maintained, and available in proper order to implement trained rescue procedures.

Work in accordance with the provisions of applicable Health and Safety legislation and all City of Hamilton corporate and departmental policies and procedures related to Occupational Health and Safety.

Perform other duties as assigned, which are directly related to major responsibilities of the job.

Required Qualifications

1. Current/Certified Advanced Instructor/Examiner Status specific to course being taught such as. Lifesaving Society, Red Cross, Canadian Amature Diving Association, Synchro Ontario, Water Art/CALA.

2. Current Standard First Aid with CPR-C

3. Good communication and interpersonal skills.

4. Preferred National Lifeguard

NOTE 1: As a condition of employment, the successful applicant(s) will be required to obtain a Criminal Reference Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening), at their own expense, prior to beginning work in this position.

NOTE 2: Successful candidates will be required to enter into an employment agreement.

Contact Information

Jennifer McRoberts

Aquatic Programming Supervisor

Special Instructions


Be advised that Human Resources frequently audits resumes of internal/external applicants to ensure/validate information provided is consistent and trustworthy. Falsification of information provided at any time throughout the recruitment process may be grounds for disqualification, and for internal applicants, subject to discipline up to and including termination.


The City is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes. Consistent with our Values and Corporate Culture Pillars, the City of Hamilton is committed to providing equitable treatment to all with respect to barrier-free employment and accommodation without discrimination. The City will provide accommodation for applicants in all aspects of the hiring process, up to the point of undue hardship.  If you have an accommodation need, please contact Human Resources as soon as possible to make appropriate arrangements.

We invite you to visit the departmental webpage to obtain further information on the culture and business of this department.

The incumbent shall comply with all Health and Safety Policies and Practices for this position and the workplace.

It is the responsibility of the applicants to ensure that their application reaches Human Resources by the closing date or they may not be considered. It is also the responsibility of applicants to supply qualifications, licences and related experience relevant to the qualifications outlined above for this competition as directed. On the basis of the criteria set out above, this posting is open to all applicants

The statements made by me are true, complete and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that any falsification of statements, misrepresentations, deliberate omission or concealment of information may be considered just cause for discipline, up to and including termination for internal applicants and disqualification for external applicants.