darebin city council

Learn to Swim Instructor

Darebin City Council

  • Reservoir Victoria Australia
  • Casual
Closing 14 Feb 2021
Applications 0


About City of Darebin

Darebin is home to one of the most diverse communities in Victoria in terms of culture, language (more than 118 languages are spoken), ethnicity, faith and beliefs, gender, age, ability, sexuality, gender identity, class, socio-economic status, income, education level, occupation and caring responsibility.

Council owns and operates Reservoir Leisure Centre, which offers gym, group fitness and swim services to our local community. Receiving approximately 400,000 visits per annum, we have between 2,200-2,500 Health Club and Aquatic members throughout the year; while our Learn to Swim program currently has 1400. We aim to increase engagement in health and wellness for people from all socio-economic backgrounds, and we exist to strengthen the Darebin community.

About the Role

Deliver and teach a high-quality aquatic education program to a range of groups and individuals from varying skill levels and backgrounds. Develop positive relationships with students and ensure lesson plans are engaging and innovative. Actively promote water safety and ensure the safe delivery of all swimming programs. Monitor student progress and ensure continuous improvement. View the position description.


  • Prepare and deliver lesson plans for classes
  • Actively promote water safety and ensure students adhere to all safety instructions
  • Ensure lane space and teaching equipment is set up appropriately prior to lesson start time
  • Actively participate in Team trainings and teaching workshops
  • Liaising with On Deck Instructor to ensure student progression

Skills & Experience

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work in large teams
  • Outstanding communication skills
  • Ability to adapt teaching techniques for the needs of each individual
  • Previous experience in a comparable role is desirable but not essential
  • Ability to work across 7 days a week


You will work for an organisation that proudly values social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence.


  • Public transport nearby
  • Gym/Swim membership included
  • Work-life balance


Application Instruction

Start your application by clicking ‘Apply for this job'. Candidates must provide a resume, and those who wish to address the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description may do so in their cover letter.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background are encouraged to apply.

Contact Belinda Chisholm, Team Leader Aquatic Operations on (03) 8470 8688 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close on Sunday, 14th February 2021 at 11.30pm.

The City of Darebin is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organisation, or other non-merit factors. Darebin is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

Belinda Chisholm

(03) 8470 8054

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