Aquatics Instructor - Closing August 5, 2024

Port Hope, ON, Canada
Part Time
Entry Level
The Aquatic Instructor is responsible for teaching Lifesaving Swim for Life lessons while providing a safe, enjoyable, supervised environment for pool patrons at the Jack Burger Sports Complex through the implementation of front-line aquatic programming in compliance with HIGH FIVE® standards, the Ontario Health Regulations, Lifesaving Swim Instructor and/or Life Saving Society Instructor Standards; and ensures compliance with all regulations pertaining to swimming pool operations at the Jack Burger Sports Complex.

Benefits and Perks

  • Optional OMERS Pension Plan from the date of hire
  • Work-life Balance Initiatives
  • Wellness, Social and Staff Ambassador Committees
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan
  • Perks and Savings Partnerships


$18.74 per hour, eligible for annual wage step increase and minimum wage adjustments.

  • Some High school.
  • Current certification in Lifesaving Swim Instructor.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR “C” with AED.
  • HIGH FIVE ®: Principles of Health Child Development.
  • Lifesaving Instructor and National Lifeguard Service (NLS)qualifications preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how to operate safety equipment (e.g. AED, Spinal Board) preferred.
  • Current working knowledge of Ontario Health Regulations related to pool operations as well as Ministry of Labour Standards preferred.
Skills and Abilities
  • Verbal communication skills including courtesy and tact.
  • Customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Instruction, planning and implementation of program skills.
Working Conditions
  • Continuous standing and/or walking required.
  • Indoor pool environment; exposure to pool chemicals and warm temperatures.
  • Occasional heavy lifting/dragging.
  • In water demonstration of skill to participants.
  • Instruct aquatic lessons and programs, ensuring that all standards are being adhered to while providing a safe, enjoyable environment.

  • Maintain accurate attendance records.

  • Plan lessons in accordance with HIGH FIVE ® Principles of Healthy Child Development and Water Safety Instructor and Life Saving Society Instructor standards.

  • Use core plans to structure the course of lessons throughout a session.

  • Prepare and follow lesson plans in advance of each class and as determined in Aquatic Manual Policies.

  • Ensure that all Health Regulations are obeyed regarding pool tests, patron numbers, etc.

  • Be knowledgeable about and follow the policies and procedures in the Aquatics Staff Manual.

  • Be knowledgeable about the Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture and respond in a positive manner to questions and inquiries from the public.

  • Complete all required paperwork including mid-session reports, final reports, class worksheets and tracking.

  • Advise the Aquatic Coordinator, Manager Community Recreation and Culture or Manager, Parks and Facilities respectively of any problems related to equipment, pool maintenance, programs or public inquiries.

  • Maintain Aquatic certifications as outlined below and participate in all scheduled staff training.

  • Follow Aquatic Instructor procedures at all times while on duty and shall maintain attentiveness to participants.

  • Adhere to high standards of ethical behaviour and demonstrate their understanding that their personal actions impact the public’s perception of the Municipality.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Aquatic Coordinator or designate.

Submit an Application

Please submit your cover letter and resume online at Careers - Municipality of Port Hope by Monday August 5, 2024. 

Recruitment Process

The Municipality of Port Hope is a progressive employer who believes a diverse and inclusive workplace strengthens the team and fosters an environment where everyone feels as though they belong and their dignity, beliefs and identity are respected.

We are committed to creating and sustaining an environment that provides a supportive workplace and equal opportunity for all employees. Accommodations can be requested throughout the recruitment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

Applications will be reviewed, and interviews may be scheduled prior to the job posting closing date. All applicants will receive an automated email confirming the submission of their application, but only those candidates selected for an interview will be further contacted by Human Resources.

Personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and the Municipal Act, as amended.


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