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Swim Instructor

Company: City of Rohnert Park
Location: rohnert park
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Position

Are you looking for a fun and rewarding position? Does the idea of working at a community swimming pool appeal to you? Do you enjoy working with children? If so, we need your help! The Community Services Department is looking for enthusiastic, safety-conscious individuals to work as a Part Time Swim Instructor , teaching group swim lesson to children of all ages.

We will be holding mandatory staff training the week of June 2 - June 5, 2021.

TO APPLY:
Please visit "Job Opportunities" at www.rpcity.org and click "apply" to complete the online application form and the required supplemental questions. Work history must include all employment for the last ten years. All applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview.

PLEASE NOTE:
You may submit a resume or other relevant documents to further describe your qualifications; however, "See Resume" will not meet the requirements to submit a complete application, including employment history or be accepted in lieu of responses to supplemental questions.

If you need assistance applying online, please click on the Application Help / FAQ line:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/home/faq .

DEFINITION
Instructs swimming classes; monitors students' safety; does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
An employee in this classification is responsible for instructing swim classes for beginner to advanced students.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED/EXERCISED
Work is performed under the supervision of a Community Services Program Coordinator (Aquatics) who reviews work primarily on the basis of direct observation. Supervision is not normally a responsibility of positions in this classification.

Ideal Candidate

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
These duties are a representative sample; position assignments may vary.

  • Teaches swimming classes using appropriate lesson plans for beginner to advanced students; demonstrates and monitors that swimming skills and techniques are being performed properly and safely.
  • Monitors the safety of students and other patrons using the swim center facilities.
  • Responds to questions and inquiries from parents regarding child's progress and/or Aquatics programs and activities.
  • Maintains appropriate records regarding class participation and students' progress.
  • Administers First Aid in case of emergency.
  • Attends and participates in in-service trainings.
  • Performs other job-related duties or tasks as required.
Qualifications and Requirements

EDUCATION/TRAINING AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the above-described duties. Prior experience working with children is highly desirable.
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
  • First Aid AED must be obtained within 60 days of date of hire.
  • American Red Cross or American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for the Professional Rescuer must be obtained within 60 days of date of hire.
KNOWLEDGE:
  • Considerable knowledge of water safety, swim instruction, lifesaving methods, first aid, and emergency procedures.
SKILLS:
  • Swimming skills and techniques; teaching and demonstrating swimming skills.
ABILITIES
  • Communicate directions/instructions both verbally and by demonstration
  • Work effectively with people of all ages
  • Create a positive learning environment
  • Act calmly and effectively in emergency situations
  • Interpret and implement swim center policies
  • Monitor the safety of students and other patrons using the swim center facility
Additional Information

Employees work a flexible schedule, depending on program needs, including working evenings, weekends, and shifting assignments as program needs change. Employees work outdoors and are exposed to variable weather conditions. Swim Instructors may be exposed to chlorine, acids, and other chemicals at aquatics facilities, as well as blood and body fluids rendering first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Employees may interact with others who may be upset in the performance of interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures. Employee possess the ability to perform work that may involve lifting children through adults, in and out of the pool, up to 100 pounds or more with assistance, pulling a cover over the pool surface with assistance, and lifting, straightening, and moving pool deck furniture and equipment. Need the mobility to sit, walk, twist, grasp, turn, lift, kneel, stoop, reach, bend, climb, and swim, while in swimwear. Must be in good physical condition to stay in water for prolonged periods of time, work in the extreme heat and/or cold, and the outdoors. Vision & hearing within the normal range. Vision, may be corrected and hearing as measured by a standard audiogram, should be good enough to see and hear adults and children in life and/or health safety endangering situations. Manual dexterity is required for handling cash and completing reports and data entry.

Keywords: City of Rohnert Park, Rohnert Park , Swim Instructor, Other , rohnert park, California

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