Candidates should have experience teaching youth and adult swim lessons, be able to teach open water swim lessons, have great customer service skills, and communicate with youth and parents effectively.
Po sition summary:
Provide swimming instruction in a safe environment, insuring adherence to pool rules and regulations.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned
Utilize knowledge and material to provide swimming instruction for various age groups from preschool to adult in accordance with National YMCA guidelines.
Responsible for the health and safety of all individuals in the pool, i.e. caution regarding unsafe practices and conditions and perform rescue/first aid when necessary. Report accidents and injuries and complete incident reports.
Report maintenance or safety issues to Aquatics Director.
Prepare and submit lesson plans and maintain accurate program records for assigned classes.
Responsible for attending staff meetings/events. Demonstrate and teach the Character Development values of caring, respect, responsibility, and honesty.
Responsible for arriving prepared for the scheduled class, which includes arriving for duty 15 minutes prior; in proper attire; prepared for constant concentration and visual surveillance of swimmers with no distractions.
Promote self esteem during class instruction while being an enthusiastic and positive representative of the YMCA.
Is a member service ambassador, remaining abreast of current programs and facility schedules; being prepared to provide personalized direction to other services.
Trained and well versed in Listen First, Support Change and Build Community Techniques would be desirable.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, business reports, and procedure manuals as necessary.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and to speak effectively before members or employees of the Association and the public is required.
Bilingual ability is a significant asset.
Ability to anticipate, identify and address members needs to ensure safety and enjoyment. To accurately complete all required paperwork. Professionally handle and or get help to resolve conflict. Ability to follow instructions as given by supervisor.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands; balance, stoop, kneel or crouch; and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The position has exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens and the incumbent will be educated and prepared to do so.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability requires. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
High School (GED) preferred
Minimum of 16 years of age with 6 months experience working with children.
Certifications / Training:
First Aid and CPR Certificate
State Lifeguard Certification
Child Abuse Prevention
And working towards:
YASA- YMCA Aquatic Safety Assisting
Oxygen Administered Certification
YMCA Lifeguard Certification
Aquatic instructor Certification (Required to be obtained within 6 months of hire date)
It is the Employees responsibility to maintain all certifications and renew in a timely manner in accordance with Certifying Organization.