Lifeguarding Academy

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. Introduction: Swimming instructor/Lifeguards at Holland Bloorview support our mission to teach water safety skills to children, youth and adults who do and do not have disabilities in a fully integrated setting. Additionally, they provide leadership and supervision for our non-instructional and recreational aquatic programs.


Required qualifications:

As a Swimming Instructor & Lifeguard, the minimum qualifications are: • Minimum 18 years of age • Previous experience teaching swimming lessons (min. 1 year) • Red Cross or Lifesaving Society Instructor (for LSS Instructors, a transfer to Red Cross is required. Support for this is provided) • Standard First Aid with CPR Level C • National Lifeguard Service • Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check


Responsibilities of the applicant:

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 Red Cross 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

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