To provide and ensure that the highest quality swimming lessons are provided for all levels of instruction to infants, youth, and adults.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Instruct infant through adult swimming lessons.
Organize, set up, and store all teaching supplies. Maintain all swimming records.
Keep all certifications current. Update to new material as necessary.
Ensure the safety of all class participants. Caution swimmers regarding unsafe areas. Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning and administer first aid.
Maintains order and safety in teaching area.
Establish and maintain a good public relations image for all aquatic programs and activities.
Address concerns and emergencies according to policy.
Report any problems, concerns, or emergencies that arise during class to authority on duty.
Perform pool cleaning and maintenance duties as assigned.
Attend staff meetings and in service training as required.
Find qualified replacement when it is necessary to miss scheduled classes.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Minimum 16 years of age. Minimum three months teaching and lesson instruction required. Knowledgeable of all American Red Cross learn-to-swim levels, basic water safety, and spinal injury management. Ability to interact and instruct diverse populations.
Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Excellent customer service skills.
Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of U.S. currency and weight measurement, volume, and distance.
Ability to apply common sense and to understand and carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification
Current American Red Cross First Aid Certification
Current American Red Cross CPR for The Professional Rescuer/AED Certification (CPR/AED for Lifeguards)
Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certification
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Must be self-motivated. Ability to work well with people of all ages and abilities. Ability to provide a positive, fun, and safe lesson experience to class participants.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance in and out of pool; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Ability to hear distress calls above pool noise.
Indoor and outdoor pool environment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
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City of Golden - 19 months ago