Aquatics Instructor, On-Call position, Milton

  • Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
  • 255 Ontario Street South, Milton, ON, Canada
  • Jun 12, 2024
Occasional/Supply/TOC Support Position

Job Description

Apply By: Wednesday, July 31, 2024 11:59 pm EDT

Aquatics Instructor

Organization: Ministry of Education

Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

City: Milton

Language of Position(s): English

Job Term: 1 Temporary, Irregularly scheduled/on-call supply position (to work on an as needed basis)

Job Code: 50486 - Instructor 2 Recreat & Crafts

Salary: $28.58 - $31.44 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 214226 ( Competition # PDSB24-047)

The Ministry of Education, Ernest C. Drury School for the Deaf and Trillium Demonstration School requires experienced aquatic individuals to participate in the growth and development of students who are Deaf, hard of hearing and/or have severe learning disabilities, through an aquatics program.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the 
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We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's 
Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Plan, organize and implement instructional, recreational and training programs designed to meet the needs of students and lifeguarding staff.
  • Schedule staff to ensure safety.
  • Maintain records.
  • Organize competitive and recreational swimming programs and special community events.
  • Implement school policies and to ensure the maintenance of aquatics equipment.




How do I qualify?


  • National Lifeguard Society of Canada Lifeguard Certificate.
  • Current certification in First Aid and CPR.
  • Courses in Non Violent Crisis Intervention or equivalent..

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Your background and experience enable you to meet the following requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience working with students who are Deaf/hard of hearing and/or have severe learning disabilities;
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective aquatic programs to meet the needs of students;
  • Knowledge of the Ontario Public Pools regulations and relevant legislation and Provincial and Demonstration Schools policies and procedures, guidelines and practices;
  • Good judgement and problem solving skills;
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds to assist with student transfers.

Communication Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and other professionals.
  • Proficiency in English and American Sign Language (ASL) (or willingness to obtain).

Additional Information:


  • 1 English Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 10 months, 255 Ontario St S, Milton, Central Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Schedule: 4.7

Category: Health and Social Services

Posted on: Friday, June 7, 2024



  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

How to apply:

  1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
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  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

Send application to: and quote Competition PDSB24-047.

This is a continuous posting based on operational needs and may be extended or closed at any time
without notice. Please only submit your completed application ONCE under this Job ID.


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Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, July 31, 2024 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the 
Ontario's Human Rights Code .

Job Reference #

Competition # PDSB24-047

Position Start Date

September 2024