In alignment with District 197’s commitment to caring relationships, equitable practices, and high achievement for all, we actively encourage those committed to creating an equitable and inclusive culture, free of discrimination, to join our team.
Position: Water Safety Instructor
Hours: Varies (Weekdays, Evenings and Weekends)
Reports To: Aquatics Program Coordinator
Job Summary: Teach swimming lessons to youth and adults as directed by the Aquatics Coordinator, using techniques and procedures specified by the program.
Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions:
- Provide swim instruction to students of all ages and abilities in a positive, fun, learning environment.
- Experience working with children and/or adults in small groups
- Monitor participants at all times, supervising check-in and check-out so that students leave with authorized adults.
- Maintain a professional appearance
- Maintain a safe environment for all participants.
- Prepare lesson plans to correlate with participant level and level being taught.
- Fill out progress reports properly prior to the last day of lessons including positive/encouraging comments.
- Setup/put away equipment and maintain an organized pool environment.
- Enforce all established pool rules during and in-between lessons
- Follow established emergency procedures and respond appropriately in an emergency situation
- Arrive on time (15 minutes prior to start of lessons)
- Find substitutes as needed and inform your supervisor.
- Effectively communicate with parents, and/or participants, staff and aquatics coordinator.
- Perform other related duties as assigned by the aquatics coordinator.
- Attend all required aquatics staff in-service training and meetings.
- Age 16 or older
- Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification
- Current CPR and First Aid Certification
- Must maintain certifications during employment with district
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of stroke mechanics and ability to correct participant strokes
- Knowledge of established pool rules and emergency procedures
- Ability to work independently under limited supervision and as part of a team
- Ability to work with supervisors and coworkers in a timely and professional manner
- Ability to provide a level of customer service that meets/exceeds customer expectations and satisfaction
- Ability to professionally exhibit cultural sensitivity, patience, and understanding in the course of work duties
- Ability to relate to and work with individuals representing a variety of diverse backgrounds and cultures
Anticipated Work Schedule: This is a part-time, non-benefited position that will work less than 20 hours per week; work shifts will primarily be summer day time, evening and/or weekend hours.
Physical Requirements: ?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 talk, hear, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, reach for objects, stand, walk, push, pull, lift, and use hands to grasp and feel. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 15 pounds, occasionally being required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
It is the policy, practice, and commitment of District 197 to provide equal employment opportunities for all people without discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance, veteran status, or sexual orientation.