Job Title: Water Safety Instructor
Supervisor: Aquatics Manager
Status: Seasonal (June 2021 to August 2021) - Hourly/Non-Exempt
Work Schedule: Varies
General Statement of Responsibilities
Under general supervision, ensures the safety of patrons while maintaining a high standard of professionalism and excellent customer service to all visitors, provides quality swimming and water safety instruction at the aquatic center.
Supervision of others is not a typical function assigned to this position.
- Prepare to instruct swimming lessons, organizes class teaching outlines from scheduled plans, adhere to methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Recreation Coordinator
- Organizes and directs activities of assigned students in order to provide a high level of quality instruction for all students.
- Assures all participants are thoroughly involved, are on a first-name personalized basis in meaningful instruction for duration of the lesson.
- Establishes positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements
- Enforces pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
- Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to Recreation Coordinator
- Works with Aquatics Manager and other staff on an on-going basis to upgrade, improve and refine individual teaching skills related to teaching effective swimming lessons to various age groups and various skill levels.
Education and Experience:
- Less than high school;
- (Preferred) 6 months to 1 year experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
Knowledge of: customer service standards, safety practices used in and around the operation and maintenance of public swimming pools.
Skills: Interest and experience working with children in a caring and patient manner.
Ability to: Follow routine verbal and written instruction, prepare routine administrative work, react calmly and effectively in emergency situations
Physical Demands of Position:
Sitting and standing for extended periods of time; seeing, hearing and speaking to exchange information; repetitive hand movements; intermittently stand, walk, kneel down, stoop, bend at the waist and lift up to 40 pounds; swim, dive and perform rescue activities as needed.
Indoor environment, in around swimming pools and aquatics facilities; exposure to pool chemicals; extended exposure to heat; water and wet surfaces. Work is performed in stable weather conditions and around children, noise and distractions.