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Aquatics Water Safety Instructor 2

at The Salvation Army - Southwest Division

Posted: 2/7/2019
Job Status: Part Time

Job Description

  • Create a positive experience for patrons through professional and courteous behavior.
  • Teach swim lessons to infants, toddlers, preschool and school age children, levels 1-6, as well as teen, adults and special needs populations.
  • Ability to teach and program aquatic exercise programs in deep and shallow water.
  • Provide a program/class atmosphere that promotes and encourages inclusion and satisfaction to all participants.
  • Create lesson plans and teach according to course curriculum.
  • Teach private and semi-private swim lessons to all levels and abilities.
  • Provide excellent internal and external customer service.  Create a positive experience for patrons through professional and courteous behavior.
  • Participate in in-service training, orientations and other staff meetings as requested.
  • Practice safe work habits and contribute to the safety of self, co-workers and the general public.
  • Complete applicable reports and records.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
  • Assume a schedule of flexible working hours, including weekends and evenings.
  • Maintain a neat, professional appearance.

Must be available during some group lesson hours

Group lesson hours are as follows:

Monday-Thursday 9:30 am – 1 pm, 4 pm- 8 pm

Saturday- 8 am - 10 am

Private swim lesson hours are as follows:

Any time during normal aquatic center hours

Skill / Requirements

  • Possession of current certificates in American Red Cross First C.P.R. for the Professional Rescuer (CPR-FPR), ACE, AFAA or ACSM.  Equivalent training certificates will be accepted. 
  • Possession of current Water Safety Instructor from Starfish Aquatics Institute preferred.  American Red Cross Water Safety instructor or equivalent training will be accepted.
  • Must have the ability to swim with proficiency and endurance.  Organize and direct activities, analyze situations and adopt a quick and effective course of action; maintain constant observation of assigned area to identify any signs of danger or distress, effectively teach aquatic skills.
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English.
  • Must have ability to work and relate well with people.
  • Meet all health and safety regulations as defined by the Health Department as well as The Salvation Army.
  • Have a philosophy of education and child development, which is consistent with that of the Center and The Salvation Army.
  • Have the ability to work with children, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling and education including but not limited to:
    • Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children of all ages.
    • Sensitivity to children’s individual needs.
    • Ability to use appropriate positive discipline consistently.
    • Dependability.
    • Ability to handle security and crisis situations, calmly.
    • Ability to seek supervision and use it consistently.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving.
  • Must be at least 16 years old.
  • Maintain a safe working environment. Report all harmful problems with facilities to the Aquatics Coordinator.
  • Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintain the Code of Ethics policy, which has been established for the Kroc Center.
  • Recognize the spiritual need of individuals, which may require referral to the officer/pastor who is an ordained minister of religion.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis.
  • Ability to grasp, push and pull objects, and reach overhead.
  • Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs.

Important Notes

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.