Swim Instructors

BGC Dovercourt is looking for an Aquatics Program Swim Instructors!

We are a not-for-profit organization that provides after school, summer, and March break programs for over 1,000 children and youth at two locations in Toronto's west end. The mission of the Club is to provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Start Date: Immediately

Rate: $18.20/hr

Unionized: Liuna Local 183

Reports to: Operations Manager

Location: Dovercourt Clubhouse, 180 Westmoreland Ave

Hours: Part-Time, Monday - Friday (approximately 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM), Saturday and Sunday mornings

As the Aquatics Program Swim Instructor you will:

  • Provide safe supervision of groups of members during instructional swims.
  • Introduce members to water safety rules and how to respond in an emergency situation.
  • Conduct initial swim evaluations at the start of the session to determine skill level of each member.
  • Create appropriate lesson plans that address the skill level and age of the group or individual, helping them learn the progressive skills required to pass specific levels of the Red Cross Water Safety Program/Livesaving Society.
  • Ensure equipment and tools needed for each lesson are operational and are place in the appropriate area of the pool deck (e.g. toys, noodles, flutter boards, and so on); return cleaned equipment and tools to storage after use.
  • Demonstrate specific skills and strokes.
  • Employ a variety of instructional methods designed to keep members focused on learning while maximizing lesson time.
  • Conduct ongoing swim evaluations during the lessons and record progress of each member. Prepare detailed report cards at the end of the session.
  • Provide feedback to parents when a member has failed to pass a level.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff to maintain a safe and hygienic aquatic centre.
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-service training sessions.
  • Comply with all Health Regulations, relevant legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Current National Lifeguard (NL) certification
  • Current Instructor certification - Lifesaving Swim Instructor preferred; Red Cross WSI and/or Livesaving Society Instructor and EFA instructor also accepted.
  • Experience working with children and youth in recreational or aquatic setting preferred
  • Valid Standard First Aid and CPR (mandatory)
  • Clear vulnerable sector police record check (mandatory)
We thank all candidates for their interest, however only those under consideration will be contacted.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume ASAP as we are looking to fill the position immediately.


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