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Title

Aquafitness Instructor  

Category Recreation and Arts  
Req Number REC-21-00010  
Open Date 9/9/2021  
Number of Openings 1  
Department Aquatics 

Work type Temporary Part-time 

Grade None Specified 

FTE 0.1 

Posting Close Date None Specified 

Description

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.

Job Title: Aquafitness Instructor

Introduction: Holland Bloorview offers high quality Aquafitness programs in our well maintained, warm, fully-accessible pools. Our Aquafitness Instructor is responsible for providing class participants with a well-designed, physically safe program which meets the individual needs of each person. This individual must be an energetic, dedicated and motivated instructor who enjoys teaching various fitness programs in a group environment. The Instructor must be able to effectively teach the class from the water or the pool deck.

As an Aquafitness Instructor, you will be responsible for:

  • Conducting safe classes by adhering to standards established for physical fitness classes in terms of exertion and avoidance of contraindicated exercises

  • Maintaining a dynamic and personable attitude while instructing participants

  • Developing programs and routines according to current exercise physiology standards

  • Attending all mandatory staff meetings, workshops, or trainings

  • Committing to teach an entire session

  • Providing a safe and supportive learning environment

  • Adapting programs as required to meet the individual needs of participants

  • Arriving on deck prior to the start of the first class and have all necessary equipment ready before class

  • Returning all equipment back at the conclusion of class

    Qualifications:

    As an Aquafitness Instructor, the minimum qualifications are:

  • Two years previous experience teaching Aquafitness classes to adults
  • Current CALA or WaterArt Aquafitness Certification
  • Specialized certification related to teaching special populations (arthritis, rehabilitation, seniors, pre/post natal, etc.)
  • Current CPR
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills to coach and mentor a diverse range of participants
  • Successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check

  • Experience teaching youth or guardian & baby programs an asset

    Compensation:

$30.38/hour + 4% vacation.

 
About the Organization Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth with disabilities, medical complexity, illness and injury. All of our work is guided by our strategic plan, Transformative Care, Inclusive World: Holland Bloorview 2030. The plan: https://strategicplan.hollandbloorview.ca/

To get a glimpse as to who Holland Bloorview is, we invite you to watch the Dear Everybody, This is Holland Bloorview video. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbp-WhflXXo&feature=youtu.be

Holland Bloorview is committed to fostering a climate of inclusion, diversity, equity accessibility, and anti-racism (IDEAA). 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 seek to create an inclusive culture for our clients, families, research scientists, staff, participants, trainees, volunteers, trustees, and partners. To help in our journey towards fully reflecting the communities we partner with, we welcome and encourage applications from Black individuals and other racialized persons, Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities, LGBTQI2SA+ 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.

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation will be provided throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. Please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting humanresources@hollandbloorview.ca or 416-425-6220.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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