Position Description

Aquafit Instructor
Division Community, Recreation and Culture Services
Employee Group Non-Union
Position Type Temporary Part Time
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Develops and delivers safe and enjoyable fitness instruction while following the guidelines of the certifying agency and in accordance with corporate and departmental policies, procedures, guidelines and standards. Educates patrons on fitness and safety and maintains a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for class participants.

Duties and Responsibilities:

(These set out the principal functions of the position, and shall not be considered as a detailed description of all the work requirements.)

  • Organize equipment and materials before and after each class.

  • Create a friendly and positive learning environment for all new and existing participants.

  • Deliver safe, effective fitness classes that create a pleasant exercising environment for customers and enable them to achieve their aquatic and fitness goals.

  • Demonstrate skills and include a variety of progressive exercises that will allow for all fitness levels to participate.

  • Keep current with industry trends and new class formats.

  • Teach scheduled classes beginning and ending on time, providing adequate warmup, exercising, stretching and cool down.

  • Instructs participants on effective workout methods; explains proper techniques, demonstrates exercises, identifies different muscle groups, and teaches appropriate methods to strengthen specific muscles.

  • Knowledge of water fitness teaching strategies and the incorporation of music, temp, cueing technique and rhythm.

  • Be familiar with the facility’s emergency procedures and be confident of your own role in an emergency situation.

  • Be prepared to assist in an emergency if one occurs.

  • Contribute to a positive, motivated, energetic and enthusiastic work environment.

  • Be self-motivated and a dependable team player.

  • As a member of a team, promote and enable safe and enjoyable experiences for participants and guests of the facility through effective customer service.

  • Represent the City of St. Catharines with a high level of professionalism.

  • Complete accident and incident reports immediately following an accident or incident.

  • Understand and follow all applicable facility, aquatic, municipal policy and procedures, including Health and Safety, to ensure the aquatic facility remains safe, clean and healthy.

  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with patrons and guests of the facility as well as other municipal staff, including face to face, telephone, print and electronic communications.

  • Carry out any other duties as requested.

Customer Care

  • Greet guests as they enter the facility.

  • Direct patrons, answer inquiries, remind people to shower and where to wait before their classes.

Position Requirements:

  • Standard First Aid and CPR C (valid for three (3) years from the date of issue).

  • CALA and/or WaterArt certification.

  • Vulnerable Sector Police Clearance valid for two (2) years from the date of issue.

  • A professional and enthusiastic employee who embraces a service-minded approach.

  • Must be willing to work a variety of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and holidays.

  • Proven completion of Ministry of Labour Worker Health and Safety Awareness training. 

  • A demonstrated commitment to enhancing a safety culture.

Reports to:

  1. Head Guard

  2. Recreation Assistant Lead

  3. Aquatics Coordinator

  4. Aquatics Supervisor

Wage: $28.22

Expected Work Location: Kiwanis Aquatic Centre

Hours of Work: Up to 24 hours per week

The City of St. Catharines is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environments. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Division to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process.

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