Applications are now being accepted for the Aquatics Instructor (Fall 2020) position in the Recreation Department, Community and Fire Services Commission. To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume online by August 3rd, 2020.
Enjoy a positive and rewarding work environment with flexible scheduling options as you share your enthusiasm for aquatics.
The City of Markham has several paid swim instructor positions available to qualified youth and adults at its facilities across the City. Work close to home, help build the skills and confidence of others in the water and stay active and fit doing something you love.
The City of Markham's pool facilities offer public swim, swimming lessons, aquafit classes and rentals. We have indoor swim instructor roles open at Aaniin Community Centre & Library, Angus Glen Community Centre & Library, Centennial Community Centre, Cornell Community Centre & Library, Milliken Mills Community Centre & Library, Thornhill Community Centre & Library, and Thornlea Pool.
Duties & Responsibilities
As Swim Instructor for the City of Markham Recreation Services Department, you will provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation in helping our swim program participants achieve and surpass Lifesaving Society, City of Markham and other association standards.
In addition to contributing to a positive and safe environment for everyone, you will:
Provide direct instruction and evaluation of program participants
Plan and organize classes through daily lesson plans and long-term core plans to ensure progressive learning
Maintain class safety though formations and proper scanning techniques
Educate all facility users on safe and enjoyable swimming practices
Check rescue equipment and discuss your scanning approach with the team
Complete pool deck set-up and clean-up
Apply basic life support and first aid as required
Perform minor maintenance and cleaning
Know emergency procedures
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work well with other staff
Experience with cash management is an asset.
In addition to being at least 16 years old, you will need the following required current qualifications:
Lifesaving Society Bronze Cross OR Lifesaving Society National Lifeguard
Lifesaving Society Instructor
Lifesaving Society Swim and Emergency First Aid Instructor
Lifesaving Society Standard First Aid with CPR C with Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Lifesaving Society Airway Management
Skills & Competencies
Meets or exceeds service standards when interacting with customers in the community and in the organization
Change & Innovation:
Responds positively and professionally to change and helps others through change
Teamwork & Relationship Building:
Interacts with others in an inclusive, collaborative and respectful way that creates effective working relationships
Communicates in a clear, professional and respectful way; demonstrates active listening
Accountable & Results Oriented:
Demonstrates ethical behaviour and accountability, aligns with City values, and abides by relevant policies and legislation
Management & Leadership:
Demonstrates self-management, professionalism and engagement; leads by example
- Please include your Lifesaving ID number on your resume. Certifications that will expire during your work term must be re-certified prior to your start date. If you are registered for an applicable course, please list it on your resume along with the registration dates.
All qualifications must be current from the beginning to the last day of each session. Qualifications that are due to expire during a session must be re-certified prior to the start of the season and staff will be required to provide proof of registration for the re-certification.
$15.09 - $16.77
Since the pools are open daily 52 weeks of the year, we offer flexible scheduling including early bird and after-school shifts that accommodate students. Most facilities can accommodate specific requests allowing you a consistent schedule that works for you.
In addition to having free access to any drop-in aquatic program, you'll receive discounts on:
registration for courses to obtain or renew qualifications
a fitness membership at City of Markham fitness centres
a transit pass for York Region Transit
Learn more about becoming a Swim Instructor.
The City of Markham is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. We thank all those applicants who have applied however only those applications selected for an interview will be contacted.
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