YMCA of Greater Des Moines

Swim Lesson Instructor

Job ID
2017-1992
Category
Aquatic Programs
Type
Part-Time, Variable Hour
Walnut Creek Family YMCA
US-IA-Windsor Heights (Walnut Creek Family YMCA)
Shift
Varies
Work Hours
Vaires

Overview

 

There's nothing like working at the Y!  We're here to make kids feel welcome, try new things and make new friends.  We help kids grow and show them all they can accomplish when they believe in themselves. 

 

 

At the Y, strengthening community is our cause.  Our staff members are people who drive this cause – it is because of our drive, our passion, our belief in others, and our belief in the strength of our mission that we are able to make a difference – every day. 

 

 

As a Swim Instructor, you will have the opportunity to provide direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes and programs. You will teach the swimmers self-awareness and self-confidence through swimming and aquatics. The students will learn, grow and thrive through your instruction, coaching and through social interaction. EVERY position positively impacts others at the Y - JOIN US, WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

 

 

Help positively impact children and families in our community and SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPACT YOUR OWN LIFE - experience, knowledge, satisfaction and joy are just some of the ways you'll grown, learn and thrive this summer. 

 

Apply online and begin your life changing Y journey TODAY!

 

 

To positively impact others, Y Staff Team Members exemplify CAUSE-DRIVEN LEADERSHIP competencies.

 

YMCA COMPETENCIES:

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.

 

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

 

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

 

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well. Uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.     

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Instruct swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  2. Build effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; help them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourage parent involvement and identify potential volunteers.
  3. Convey information on aquatics programs and schedules and, as appropriate, refer students and parents to other programs.
  4. Maintain attendance and skill accomplishment records for each participant.
  5. Maintain teaching equipment and conduct routine checks to ensure participant safety. Organize and pus away needed class equipment. Report any damaged equipment.
  6. Maintain surveillance of participants and know their location at all times.
  7. Follow all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Complete incident and accident reports as necessary.
  8. Know location of emergency equipment.
  9. Attend staff meetings and swim instructors in-services as scheduled.
  10. Train and supervise class aides as assigned.
  11. Represent the YMCA as a Leader of Aquatics Safety committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment for all.
  12. Perform additional duties as assigned by supervisor or designated staff person.
  13. Demonstrate and support the objectives of the Association as embodied in the mission statement and values.

Qualifications

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Ability to read, write, and perform simple mathematical functions
  2. Must be at least 16 years of age (Trainings/certifications below are offered in the YMCA Training Program)
  3. American Red Cross CPR-PR/AED/First Aid Certifications or equivalent certifications approved by the YMCA
  4. American Red Cross Blood Borne Pathogens Training or equivalent training approved by the YMCA
  5. Y Leaders Orientation Session
  6. Y Emergency Procedures Training

 

ADDITIONAL JOB REQUIREMENTS:  

  1. Ability to demonstrate all skills required to teach participants both in and out of the water
  2. Ability to communicate professionally with parents, children, swim instructors and others regardless of their temperament
  3. Attend trainings and/or courses as required by the YMCA
  4. Continually update skills through quarterly in-services or other trainings and resources

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While performing the responsibilities of this position, the employee is required to talk, hear, sit, stand, walk, crouch, stoop, crawl, use their hands and fingers to handle or feel, reach with arms and hands and lift up to ten pounds of weight. Vision abilities required by this job includes close and distance vision. Visual, auditory and verbal ability is required to communicate effectively with people and monitor property and activity.

 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. This position usually works in an indoor aquatics environment, but the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces.

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