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Aquatic Education Instructor Recreation Centres - Casual

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East Gippsland Shire Council is a major employer across the region, meeting the needs of over 47,000 residents and over one million visitors annually.

East Gippsland is a natural playground with over 21,000km of land including ski fields, high country, boasting nine national parks, two significant marine parks and Australia’s largest navigable inland lake system and stunning coastlines included!

Ideal for a tree-change, prefect for a sea-change, the region provides a desirable lifestyle and opportunity to be part of a welcoming and thriving local community.

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Position overview

We are looking for candidates that are passionate about the water, that understand how important learning to swim is for everyone and have a desire to teach this skill within the community. You need to have a love for the water and an energetic (and patient!) side of you to create a fun, informative environment for the participants of your classes.

There are numerous casual positions open, based at the Lakes Entrance Aquadome and the Bairnsdale Aquatic and Recreation Centre. 

We can provide a supportive environment to learn how to become a swim teacher and conduct classes, and you will have a fun, team orientated place to work in. The role also has further development opportunities!

You do not have to have the qualifications before applying, if you are willing to obtain them and have the qualities we are looking for, we want to see an application from you! 

Already decided this is the career for you? There are always upcoming courses! Please follow the links below to find out more about upcoming courses. See the links below for companies that offer Teacher of Water Safety Courses (Life Saving Victoria are currently offering free Swim Teacher courses for 17-25 year olds!)

Lifesaving Victoria: https://lsv.com.au/training-all/free-swim-teacher-training/

Austwim: AUSTSWIM - Membership Portal

Swim Australia: Swim Australia

Other responsibilities of this role include:

  • Plan, develop and conduct swimming lessons to meet the defined needs of the pupils.
  •  Deliver high quality instruction and a safe environment.
  • Develop good working relationships with students, parents, users’ groups and other staff.
  • Respond to emergencies in the Centre, ensuring supervision and control is maintained, and administers first aid as required.

What we are looking for (Key Selection Criteria)

  • Previous experience in a customer service-based role.
  • Ability to liaise with other team members, customers, clients and suppliers in a professional and productive manner.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact with a diverse range of people.
  • Demonstrated experience in working in a team.
  • Computer literacy with various Programs and Software.
  • Demonstrated exceptional and strong Customer Focus. 
  • Essential Qualifications listed in the Position Description, or the ability to obtain them.

The successful applicant will be required to undertake a current Police Check, Employee Working with Children Check, and be legally entitled to work in Australia.  

If you don’t think you meet all our key selection criteria, but this role excites you, we want to hear from you anyway! You may just be the right fit for our team.

Our positive culture

East Gippsland Shire Council employs over 600 staff, including permanent, casual, and limited-tenure staff.

Council seeks to offer staff a positive and supportive workplace to develop yourself professionally and participate in delivering quality services to our customers and community. We have a proactive Employee Assistance Program, great social club, and a Wellbeing Committee delivering positive initiatives for our employees. We offer fantastic learning and development opportunities to help you grow and build your career.

Our actions are highlighted by our organisational values – Respect, Collaboration, Integrity, and Accountability – which guide the continued development of our workplace culture.

Benefits we offer

  • A strong organisation-wide commitment to providing opportunities for professional development.
  • Access to the organisation’s Employee Assistance Program and opportunity to get involved in our Social Club.
  • Enjoy great work-life balance, so close to great holiday destinations, beaches, mountains, parks and lakes.
  • Flexible working hours including school hours, evening and weekend shifts.

We are accepting applications for this vacancy until Sunday 5 November 2023. Your application will be reviewed shortly after submission.

If this sounds like your next career move, please hit the “Apply for this job” button now.

If you have any questions or just want to have a chat about whether this is a good career step for you,

How to apply

If this sounds like your next career move, please hit the “Apply” button now.

All applicants MUST include ALL the following details in their application:

  1. covering letter which states the title of the position you are applying for (including the relevant position number) and why you are interested in the position.
  2. A current resume which includes your personal details, education, qualifications, work experience and the contact details of two (2) work-related referees.
  3. A statement providing detailed responses to each of the key selection criteria as stated in the position description.

Please note: Documents will only be accepted in Microsoft Word, PDF or Adobe Acrobat format. 

For a confidential discussion or to find out more about this position, please contact Claire Linford, BARC Aquatic Education Team Leader or Kelly Smart, Lakes Entrance Aquadome Coordinatoron (03) 51539500.

East Gippsland Shire Council is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people who identify as LGBTIQA+, gender diverse people, religiously, culturally and linguistically diverse people and people of any age.

East Gippsland Shire Council is committed to upholding the Child Safe Standards and has a zero tolerance for child abuse and harm. To uphold these standards a valid working with children check is required to be held for applicable positions.



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