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Ministry of Education
in Belleville
invites applications for the position of

Friday, December 16, 2022

Job Description

The Ministry of Education, Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf and Sagonaska Demonstration School, requires an experienced aquatic individual to participate in the growth and development of students who are Deaf, hard of hearing and/or have severe learning disabilities, through an aquatics program.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy > and the  OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint > pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code < >. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Plan, organize and implement instructional, recreational, and training programs designed to meet the needs of students and lifeguarding staff.
  • Schedule staff to ensure safety.
  • Maintain records.
  • Organize competitive and recreational swimming programs and special community events.
  • Implement school policies and ensure the maintenance of aquatics equipment.
Location: Belleville

Required Qualifications

How do I qualify?


  • Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard Certificate.
  • Red Cross Instructors Certificate.
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Courses in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention or equivalent.

Skills and Qualifications:

Your background and experience enable you to meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working with students who are Deaf/hard of hearing and/or have severe learning disabilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective aquatic programs to meet the needs of students.
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Public Pools regulations and relevant legislation, and Provincial and Demonstration Schools policies and procedures, guidelines and practices.
  • Good judgement and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds to assist with student transfers.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and other professionals.
  • Proficiency in English and American Sign Language (ASL) (or willingness to obtain).

Salary Range: $26.29 - $28.92 Per Hour

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary - Seasonal (September to June recurring), duration up to 10 months, 350 Dundas St. W., Belleville, East Region, Vulnerable Sector Check


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Contact Information

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 191444 (PDSB22-247), by Friday, December 16, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.