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Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital
in Toronto, Ontario
invites applications for the position of
Swim Instructor & Lifeguard

Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Job Description

Holland Bloorview is looking for enthusiastic, experienced, and dedicated Swim Instructors and Lifeguards to join our team. As a Swim Instructor and Lifeguard, you will support Holland Bloorview’s vision of creating the most meaningful and healthy futures for all children, youth and families by teaching water safety skills to children, youth and adults who do and don’t have disabilities in a fully integrated setting. You will also provide leadership and supervision for our non-instructional and recreational aquatics program.

Why join our team?

  • Working in a fun environment making a positive impact in your community
  • Competitive hourly wage, starting at $22.53 per hour for swim instructors
  • Warm pool with small class sizes
  • Paid training and in-house discounted recertifications
  • Gain experience working in pediatric rehabilitation setting in a hospital fully affiliated with the University of Toronto
  • Employee referral bonus program incentive of $200 per successful referral
  • Access to employee discount programs including discounts at major retailers and major attractions
  • On-site gym and access to staff lead sports and activities including yoga, swimming, dragon boating, and more

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. This commitment is central to, and mutually supportive of, our research excellence mandate. We welcome and respect the diversity of all members of our community and we support an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. We welcome applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2SA+ persons, and others who may contribute to further diversification of ideas within our community. Holland Bloorview is committed to fair assessment of a candidate's abilities, and consideration for diversity of thought, method, and experience, including non-traditional career paths.

Key Responsibilities

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 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

Required Qualifications

As a Swimming Instructor & Lifeguard, the minimum qualifications are:
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Previous experience teaching swimming lessons (min. 1 year)
  • Lifesaving Society Swim Instructor
  • Standard First Aid with CPR Level C
  • National Lifeguard
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check
  • Instructor rate: $22.53/hour and 4% pay in lieu of vacation and relevant statutory holiday pay
  • Lifeguard rate: $19.72/hour and 4% pay in lieu of vacation and relevant statutory holiday pay

Contact Information

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application via Holland Bloorview's career page:

or via this direct link:

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