UQ Can Swim Instructor

UQ Sport is an independent, not-for-profit organisation located at the University of Queensland responsible for the promotion of sport, physical recreation and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle within the university and broader communities. We deliver over 300 diverse programs to students, staff and alumni of the University and general public. 

UQ Sport, winner of the HRD Bronze Employer of Choice award, employs over 70 permanent staff and over 240 casuals throughout St Lucia and Gatton campuses. As an employer we pride ourselves on our commitment to achieving work life balance through flexible working arrangements, health and wellbeing initiatives, and providing a fun and supportive environment.

UQ Sport is seeking motivated and enthusiastic casual UQ Can Swim Instructors to join our energetic and fun team! This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone dedicated to delivering excellent aquatic teaching programs, specifically catering to children with disabilities. We’re drafting a team player who can support and back their squad when required. Due to the nature of the role, you must be available to work on Sundays.

Reporting to the Learn to Swim Coordinator, our Instructors are responsible for providing a consistent customer experience through professionally conducting UQ Can Swim classes as well as ongoing promotion of UQ Sport’s products and services to students, staff alumni and the general public. This opportunity will excite a hardworking and reliable performer.

This role will see you delivering UQ Can Swim classes to children with disabilities, whilst providing excellent customer service and maintaining a positive profile for UQ Sport in the wider University community. Our supportive working environment will see you grow and develop professionally.

You’ll have previous experience in delivering learn to swim classes for a diverse range of needs in accordance with the Austswim Access & Inclusions qualification. You’re flexible, energetic and personable with all-star communication skills. Your exceptional sportsmanship will see you integrating well within the organisation.

To be successful in this role you must have the following qualifications: 
•    Austswim or ASTCA Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
•    Austswim Teacher of Aquatics – Access and Inclusion
•    First Aid and CPR Certificates 
•    Blue Card

•    Fun and energetic environment
•    Passionate staff focused on sport, health and wellbeing in the community.
•    FREE access to all UQ Sport venues
•    FREE entry to group fitness programs
•    Access to a range of amazing discounts and benefits for selected suppliers

As part of your application please include a covering letter outlining how you meet the essential requirements as listed in the position description. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

For further information please contact Megan Cooke, Learn to Swim Coordinator on 07 3365 6048.

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