Swim Lesson Instructor

Location: 
Cooper
Status: 
Part-Time

SUMMARY
Instructs children and adults on how to swim in accordance with the Lincoln YMCA Swim Program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Plans lessons, instructs, tests and evaluates program participants.
  • Maintains constant surveillance of the class participants. Knows, understands, and consistently applies and enforces safety and pool rules, policies and guidelines.
  • Responds seriously and confidentially to suspicious and inappropriate behaviors and follows mandated reporting requirements related to abuse. 
  • Knows all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. 
  • Communicates and maintains personal contact with parents to discuss achievements and concerns related to their child’s progress.
  • Documents and notifies Director of incidents/accidents, member questions/concerns, attendance records and enrollment changes.
  • Is responsible for assuring the outlined procedures for preparing and picking up the pool area before and after classes are fully completed.
  • Assists in the training of new instructors and oversees teaching assistants and volunteers.
  • Assists in overseeing the party and off-hour rental programs as needed.
  • Receives and carries out instructions.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.  Secures a substitute if unable to cover scheduled shift and notifies Director of schedule substitutions prior to the change.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to read, write, talk, see and hear.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time.
  • Ability to perform rescue skills.
  • Must be able to connect with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Possesses a strong understanding of  the YMCA and its purpose, mission and values.  Demonstrates this understanding through behavior and actions that support the purpose, mission and values.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
Previous competitive swimming, teaching or related experience.