Swim Instructor

Jewish Community Center on the Hudson Inc.

Job Description
POSITION SUMMARY:Under the direct supervision of the Aquatics Director, the swim instructor will lead group, private, and semi-private swim lessons to all ages and ability levels. Creates a fun, safe, and inviting learning environment to ensure a positive member experience in accordance with the JCC Aquatic Policy and JCC Aquatic Safety Standards & Guidelines. Builds strong relationships with participants and continually recommends classes based on skill levels.RESPONSIBILITIES & ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Arrives to all shifts 15 minutes prior to start of shift, in uniform, and prepared.Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.Instructs classes in accordance with JCC policies, including covering all class components and using proper teaching technique.Responsible for attending all scheduled classes within a session; when an absence is unavoidable, secure a substitute and provides lesson plans for that substitute.Maintains accurate records as required by the JCC such as class attendance and performance skills.Maintains constant watch on all class participants and ensures the highest level of safety during the class.Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants, and other staff.Ensures the health and safety of all members and participants by knowing, understanding, and consistently enforcing safety rules, policies, procedures, and regulations for the pool and aquatic area.Teaches with enthusiasm and creativityKnows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with JCC policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.Maintains all required certifications for position while employed.Exercise good judgment and communicate concerns to your supervisor.Keep pool area and equipment clean, neat, and organized.Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned by Aquatics Director.Promote Aquatic Programs.Attends and participates in all in-service trainings and staff meetings.Maintains a professional appearance and demeanorREQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS:ARC (or equivalent) CPR/AED for the Professional RescuerARC (or equivalent) First AidARC (or equivalent) WSISwim Instructor I - 0-1 year of teaching experience in aquatics working with children or adults in group settings.Swim Instructor II - 1-3 years of teaching experience in aquatics working with children or adults in group settings.Swim Instructor III- 4+ years of teaching experience in aquatics working with children or adults in group settings.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Frequently required to stand, sit, walk, climb, and/or balance.Frequently required to reach with hands and arms.Frequently required to kneel, crouch, or crawl.Occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds.WORK ENVIRONMENTS:Frequently exposed to wet and humid conditions.Frequently exposed to moderate to high noise levels.Frequently exposed to warm environments.Occasionally exposed to fumes, airborne, or bloodborne pathogens.AFTER HIRE REQUIREMENTS:Aquatics New Hire Orientation before first shift.