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Toronto District School Board
in Toronto
invites applications for the position of
On-Call Replacement Swim Instructors and Lifeguards

Sunday, December 31, 2023

Job Description


The TDSB is seeking qualified Swim Instructors and Lifeguards

Positions are casual/on-call

General overview

Aquatics Staff are responsible for instruction in pools and classrooms, including individual assessment and assist with supervision of health and physical education aquatic classes as required and the following:

  • Lifeguarding during instructional programs in pools
  • Develop the aquatics program (Elementary age students) or assist the teacher with the development of the program (Secondary age students)
  • Perform maintenance and safety checks of the pool area
  • Perform administrative duties, including reporting and assessment of Elementary students
  • Adapt and modify programs as needed and set realistic goals (for students with special needs) and adapt and modify regular equipment or ability to use specialized equipment to facilitate instruction and student learning
  • Assist students in and out of water (may require lifting), and may assist with dressing and undressing students (Special Education programs only)

Required Qualifications


  • Secondary school diploma plus required Aquatic Certification (see below)
  • Minimum three months related experience instructing Secondary or Elementary school aged children, or minimum one year of related experience instructing children with special needs

Rate of pay:

Elementary Instructor/Lifeguard: $20.02 per hour, rate changes to $27.69 after completing 30 days

Secondary Instructor/Lifeguard: $19.01 per hour, rate changes to $26.34 after completing 30 days

Aquatic Instructor – Developmental Disability Program, $21.30 per hour, rate changes to $29.40 after completing 30 days

Schedule: up to 7 hours per day between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm


  • Must hold current Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Award and/or Lifesaving Society Instructor Certificate
  • National Lifeguard Services Lifeguard Certificate; and
  • Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR-C from Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance or Canadian Ski Patrol

Contact Information


Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  The Toronto District School Board adheres to equitable hiring, employment, and promotion practices.  We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.