Water Safety Instructor

Company: YWCA Minneapolis ( Learn More )

General Information
US-MN-Minneapolis
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High School
Part-Time
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Job Description YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization founded in 1891 as a member of the national YWCA, the oldest and largest multicultural organization in the world. We share a common vision for peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all people. More than 25,000 people in our community are served every year by the YWCA of Minneapolis, through hundreds of programs, classes and workshops.

YWCA Minneapolis strives every day to achieve:
• Race and gender equity
• Economic independence for women
• Respect for diverse cultures
• A place where children and youth thrive
• A community that is vibrant and healthy
  Category Health & Wellness  Description

Do you have a passion for Aquatics? Enjoy working with others?

Our Aquatics Department is rapidly growing and we are looking to hire lifeguards to our team! Our ideal candidate is someone that has a dynamic personality with a passion for customer service.

Key Roles:

  • Teach swim lessons to participants using the YWCA/Red Cross learn-to-swim program.
  • Plan weekly classes to maximize use of participants’ time in the pool.
  • Continually evaluate participant swimming progress to adjust lesson plans to meet their needs, and to accurately report their progress at the end of the session.
  • Prepare progress cards for each child participant for the last day in order to give accurate feedback and appropriate level recommendation for continuation.
  • Maintain the safety of all participants at all times through the use of safe equipment, safe spaces, and safe group management.
  • Hours: Part - Time

    Compensation and Benefits:

  • Hourly wage
  • Continuing Education Opportunities
  • Additional Benefits:

  • A complimentary membership
  • Staff discounts towards products and services
  • Qualifications Required:

  • Ability to perform physical skills and techniques as required by certification on demand; equivalent of passing Red Cross Learn-to-Swim level 4.
  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification, or equivalent in experience and education.
  • Must have excellent customer service skills to respond to participant/parent concerns.
  • Job Requirements

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Required:

    • Ability to perform physical skills and techniques as required by certification on demand; equivalent of passing Red Cross Learn-to-Swim level 4.
    • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification, or equivalent in experience and education.
    • Must have excellent customer service skills to respond to participant/parent concerns.
    • Must have excellent organizational skills to plan classes and record progress each class.

    Preferred:

    • High school diploma/General Education Degree.
    • One year experience teaching or aiding swim lessons.
    • Current American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification.
    • Cultural competency to effectively communicate with and build relationships with participants/parents.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

    • Ability to lift/support students as needed.
    • Required to be in the pool for extended periods of time. Indoor pool - warm, humid and noisy.
    • Must be able to perform required swimming skills to assigned class.
    • Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

    ADDITIONAL NOTES: This job description represents the major functions but is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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