Position Information

Job Title:
Swim Instructor- Cooper YMCA
Location:
Cooper Street YMCA
Job Type:
Part Time
Pay Rate:
$9.30 - $11.00 hourly
Job Application Deadline:
until filled
Job Contact:
irenej@amaymca.org

Job Description:

The Swim Instructor’s primary goal is to teach students in the basic skills required for safe swimming in an organized class structure that facilitates learning. He/she must be alert at all times; be courteous and respectful to all staff and participants.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

- Instruct swimming lessons as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines
- Prepare effective lesson plans in advance and implement the plans effectively and safely
- Instruct others in water orientation and proper stroke techniques and teach the development of swimming skills
- Develop positive relationships with participants, parents, staff, and volunteers
- Maintain order and discipline among all participants to ensure the comfort of others
- Prepare attendance records, skill performance reports, progress reports, and end of session certificates as needed/assigned
- Make calls to participants whenever class changes take place, such as in instances of inclement weather
- Organize and put away needed class equipment
- Report all accidents and incidents properly
- Adhere to risk management and safety practices as outlined by the Arlington-Mansfield Area YMCA. Protect the safety of all participants at all times

Required Qualifications:

- Minimum age of 16 years old
- Must have and maintain all required certifications; YMCA Swim Instructor certification or equivalent certification; CPR Pro/first aid/oxygen administration, child abuse prevention training, bloodborne pathogens, hazard communication, slips, trips and falls, sexual harassment
- Must pass Criminal Background Check
- Ability to instruct swimming lessons, teach and lead others
- Excellent positive verbal communication skills and ability to interact with others professionally and positively
- Must have reliable transportation


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