Lifeguard/Swim Instructor

$21.59 - $27.37 hourly
  • Toronto District School Board
  • All TDSB Regions
  • May 02, 2024
Occasional/Supply/TOC Instructors and Tutoring

Job Description

These positions are casual/on-call for short term assignments.

You must be available at least 3 days per week.

Assignments are in schools located across the TDSB.


Aquatics Staff are responsible for instruction in pools and classrooms, including individual assessment and assist with supervision of health and physical education aquatic classes as required and the following:

  • lifeguarding during instructional programs in pools
  • Develop the aquatics program (Elementary age students) or assist the teacher with the development of the program (Secondary age students)
  • Perform maintenance and safety checks of the pool area
  • Perform administrative duties, including reporting and assessment of Elementary students
  • Adapt and modify programs as needed and set realistic goals (for students with special needs) and adapt and modify regular equipment or ability to use specialized equipment to facilitate instruction and student learning
  • Assist students in and out of water (may require lifting), and may assist with dressing and undressing students (Special Education programs only)

Hourly rates of pay:

Supply Elementary Instructor/Lifeguard: $20.02

Supply Secondary Instructor/Lifeguard: $19.01

Supply Aquatic Instructor – Developmental Disability Program: $21.30

3.4% statutory holiday pay and 4% vacation pay are added to these rates

Temporary Elementary Instructor/Lifeguard: $27.69 after completing 30 days

Temporary Secondary Instructor/Lifeguard: $26.34 after completing 30 days

Aquatic Instructor – Developmental Disability Program: $29.40 after completing 30 days

3.8% statutory holiday pay and 4% vacation pay are added to these rates

(Rates effective September 1, 2023)

Schedule: up to 7 hours per day between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm



  • Secondary school diploma plus required Aquatic Certification (see below)
  • Minimum three months related experience instructing Secondary or Elementary school aged children, or minimum one year of related experience instructing children with special needs



  • Must hold current Canadian Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Award and/or Lifesaving Society Instructor Certificate
  • National Lifeguard Services Lifeguard Certificate; and
  • Standard First Aid Certificate with CPR-C from Lifesaving Society, Canadian Red Cross, St. John’s Ambulance or Canadian Ski Patrol


Working at the Toronto District School Board

Our staff members are the backbone of our system. Becoming a part of the TDSB team means joining a talented community of educators and support staff dedicated to enriching the lives of all students and helping them to achieve success.

The TDSB is one of the largest and most culturally diverse school boards in Canada, with approximately 246,000 students in 584 schools and approximately 40,000 employees. We offer a dynamic, challenging work environment and unmatched career opportunities for our staff.

Please review the information provided and explore the exciting career possibilities the TDSB has to offer as we continue to establish ourselves as the leading school board of the new millennium.

The Toronto District School Board is deeply committed to promoting Truth, Reconciliation and the rights of Indigenous peoples, Human Rights, Equity and Anti-Racism, and the elimination of Oppressive Practices, in our schools, our workplace and in the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all individuals including those with varied lived experiences that can contribute to the diversification of the workforce at TDSB.

We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.

The TDSB follows a hybrid work structure where some employees may be able to work remotely at times, based on strategic and operational requirements.  Please refer to Policy P103, Flexible Working Arrangements for more information.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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