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Skate Program Instructor, Lead

Req ID: 18710
Vacancy Type: Temporary 
Number of Positions: 5  
Closing Date: 09/22/2021

Job Summary

Skate your way into the City!

Under the direction of the Supervisor, Community Programs, the successful candidate will be responsible for organizing and delivering a comprehensive Skating program to meet the needs of all participants registered in the program and provide supervision and leadership to Skating Instructors and volunteers.

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.

Tentative locations:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach basic to advanced skills through group lessons of 3 to 10 participants.
  • Organize, plan and implement the activities at the start and end of each program (warm up and cool downs) and prepare weekly lesson plans.
  • Ensure the continuing safety of all participants during all activities.
  • Ensure program plans meet Course Objectives and HIGH FIVE Principles and Design Guidelines.
  • Supervise, provide guidance and evaluations for Skating Instructors during lesson blocks.
  • Review lesson plans on weekly basis/as requested to ensure staff are planning and executing appropriate instruction.
  • Provide quality customer service to parents and participants on an ongoing basis and deal with customer complaints regarding instructor classes or pass/fails in class.
  • Deal with participants/parents when inappropriate skates or safety equipment (i.e. not having a CSA approved helmet thereby restricting their participation).
  • Ensure that all participants are properly registered and record attendance daily for each class.
  • Order, distrubute and complete progress cards for each student in a testable program.
  • Ensure that equipment is safe and in good repair and responsible for locking equipment up at the end of each program day.t Head pro with supervision and instruction of participants during the warmup and cool down portions of each program. Ensure the continuing safety of all participants during warmup and cool down portions of the program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Figure skating, Hockey or Recreation Skating Program experience.
  • Knowledge to teach and ability to perform the skills in the City of Mississauga Skating Program or equivalent combination of skill and experiennce in a related sport (i.e. hockey, ringette, etc.).
  • A valid Emergency First Aid & CPR B certification (Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John's Ambulance or Canadian Ski Patrol.
  • HIGH FIVE® Principles of Health Child Development or HIGH FIVE® Sport certification.
  • Minimum two sessions instructing with the City of Mississauga Skating Program.
  • Previous supervisory experience is an asset.
  • Past evaluations must be exceeding expectations level of performance.
  • Employment offer is conditional upon receipt of a Level III - Vulnerable Sector Check from a Police Unit that is acceptable to the City of Mississauga.


Hourly Rate/Salary: $26.77 - $35.69 
Hours of Work: up to 24 hours per week 
Work Location: Various Locations 
Department/Division/Section: CMS/Community Services Dept , CMS/Recreation Division , Aquatics, Therapeutic and Fitness 
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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