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Aquafitness Instructor

Req ID: 18941
Vacancy Type: Part-Time 
Number of Positions: 5  
Closing Date: 09/26/2021

Job Summary

Plan and lead a dynamic, safe and effective aquatic exercise class specific to the course outline provided. Engage and lead individuals with a variety of abilities. Participants should feel motivated, encouraged, supported and successful with their outcomes.

Please note: Due to the uncertainty we are facing regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the City's programming restrictions, the recruitment of these positions is dependent on available vacancies and business needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a safe and enjoyable climate by working with lifeguard staff to start the class at the advertised start time and finish within the allotted time
  • Lead the designated class in a professional manner
  • Provide verbal, visual and kinesthetic cueing for exercises and techniques to appeal to a variety of learning styles
  • Provide permission and options with verbal and/or visual demonstrations of options and modifications for exercises for comfort and to vary intensity and inclusion of all participants
  • Provide a combination of education and motivation appropriate to the format and participant group
  • Supervise and provide feedback ensuring participants completing safe movements, especially when using equipment
  • Create a variety of aquatic exercise classes that are fun, safe and technically sound to meet the objectives and goals of the program
  • Plan exercises and modifications that provide a variety of options for comfort and intensity to ensure all participants feel safe and successful
  • Plan and prepare music appropriate for class format and participants needs and plan effectively for facility conditions.
  • Share information about the community centre to class participants
  • Responds to customers’ needs and questions with accurate information and/or guidance to resources, always referring to alternate resources for topics outside the scope of knowledge and service
  • Prepare safety equipment, mat on deck
  • Gather equipment and bring pool side, ensure in good repair
  • Prepare audio system for music and microphone and return safety, class and audio equipment to storage
  • Mentor new instructors
  • Complete timesheets, bather load and other statistics collection sheets as required
  • Work in collaboration with the aquatic and/or facility team to ensure emergencies dealt with effectively

Skills and Qualifications

  • Experience leading group aquatic exercise classes
  • Current group aquatic exercise certification by a recognized association including Canadian Aquafitness Leaders Alliance (CALA), Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA), Water Art, AQX or program that meets the NFLA standards or equivalent with mandatory continuing education credits.
  • Emergency First Aid/CPR B Certification
  • Light lifting of supplies
  • Primarily pool environment

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Hourly Rate/Salary: $26.77 - $35.69 
Hours of Work: up to 24 hours per week 
Work Location: Various Pools 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Recreation Division , North District 
Non-Union/Union: Non Union 


A Vulnerable Sector Check (Level 3) will be required of the successful candidate, at their own expense, to verify the absence of a criminal record for which a pardon has not been granted.

We thank all who apply, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. You can also check your application status in your candidate profile online. 

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code, the City of Mississauga will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. If selected to participate in the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used to ensure your equal participation.     

       

 

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