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Swim Instructor

Company: City of Grain Valley
Location: grain valley
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The primary function of an employee in this position is to provide quality swim lessons at the Grain Valley Aquatic Center for patrons of all ages and abilities.

Essential Functions
  • Teaches a variety of swim lessons for all ages and abilities
  • Effectively teach a well structured class and gives alternatives when needed
  • Enforce and educate students about facility rules and reasons for them
  • Submit all records and reports in a timely manner
  • Accurately answer questions related to pool programming in a pleasant manner
  • Redirect complaints and concerns to the supervisor on duty
  • Maintain current certifications
  • Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City's Loss Control Handbook
  • Performs all other duties as assigned
Minimum or Preferred Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be at least sixteen (16) years of age
  • Must have a valid Missouri Driver's License or ability to obtain upon employment
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work
Preferred Qualifications
  • High School diploma or GED equivalency
  • One (1) or more year(s) swim instruction experience
  • One (1) or more year(s) lifeguard experience
  • Current certification in CPR/AED/First Aid
Supplemental Information

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills
Knowledge of:

  • Aquatic Center policies, rules and regulations governing the use of pool facilities
  • Applicable age appropriate water lesson instructions and teaching principals
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
  • Facility rules, policies and procedures and the ability to explain them to patrons
Ability to:
  • Recognize emergency and dangerous situations and react quickly and calmly
  • Enforce established policies, rules and regulations
  • Effectively manage a class of multiple students
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Maintain effective working relationships with co-workers
  • Serve the public in a polite and friendly manner
  • Submit all records and reports in a timely manner
  • Ability to follow and give instructions
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Work independently with minimal direction
  • Work a non-traditional and flexible work schedule
Skills in:
  • Group instruction
  • Group leadership
Supervision Received
  • The work is performed under the supervision of the Aquatic Recreation Leader
Supervision Exercised
  • None
Work Environment
  • The primary duties of this position are performed in an outdoor pool environment with exposures to chemicals related thereto
  • Work is performed in or near chemically treated water
  • Work requires active participation in program activities, requiring varying degrees of physical exertion, strength and flexibility
  • Work requires one to be wet for extended periods of time
Essential Physical Abilities
  • Possess the ability to continuously maintain physical fitness
  • Sitting, standing or swimming for prolonged periods of time
  • Visual acuity and hearing to recognize emergency situations and take effective courses of action
  • Sufficient body flexibility and balance to perform duty operations which require bending, stooping, and repeated motion s
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes, with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Sufficient clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern and dispense verbal instructions and interact with the general public
  • Sufficient visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written material and instructions and discern, supervise, and react to physical activities
  • Sufficient manual dexterity with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate job related equipment

Keywords: City of Grain Valley, Independence , Swim Instructor, Other , grain valley, Missouri

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