Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Under the general supervision of Aquatic Programmer, the Water Safety Instructor will teach learn-to-swim and water safety courses. The Water Safety Instructor also ensures the safety of aquatic patrons by enforcing all safety rules and regulations and enforces pool rules in and around the pool.
The intent of this position description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbent(s) in this position. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties in this description and incumbent(s) may be required to perform position-related tasks other than those specifically listed in this description.

Essential Job Functions & Other Important Duties

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teaches learn-to-swim and water safety courses.
  • Ensures patron safety by strictly enforcing aquatic facility policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Performs CPR, Rescue Breathing or First Aid as needed.
  • Provides for the health and safety of participants, including ensuring that all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards, and that materials and equipment are safe.
  • Informs Aquatics Programmer of unsafe conditions or activity inside and the areas surrounding the facility.
  • Informs Aquatic Programmer of needed material and equipment.
  • Assists in the maintenance of daily class attendance.
  • Communicates daily with participants and their parents, as appropriate, to ensure they are aware of course progress.
  • Responds to and resolves inquiries and complaints from patrons or parents.
  • Helps in the daily pool equipment setup and clean up after each session.
Other Important Duties:
  • Assists and provides staff coverage in performance of duties.
  • Required to participate in all in-service training sessions.
  • Required to attend all Pre-summer orientation meetings and trainings.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge of customer service practices and techniques.
  • Must possess thorough knowledge and application of swimming and water safety skills.
  • Ability to adapt teaching techniques to various ages, levels of experience, and abilities of participants so participants can meet course objectives.
  • Ability to recognize and respond effectively in emergencies in accordance with facility emergency action plans.
  • Knowledge of Red Cross instruction techniques and learn-to-swim levels.
  • Knowledge of customer service practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  • Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
  • Understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies, and procedures.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:
  • Must be a minimum of 16 years old
  • Must possess current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification, First Aid, and Advanced CPR Certifications.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen, criminal background, and MVR check.
  • Must possess valid State of Texas Drivers License.

Environmental Factors & Conditions/Physical Requirements

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Work may be performed in an indoor or outdoor aquatic environment.
  • May be subject to exposure to extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, fumes, infectious diseases, air and water borne pathogens.
  • May be subject to extended periods of swimming, bending, reaching, kneeling and lifting such as instructing patrons, administering First Aid or CPR.
  • May be subject to working extended or split shifts including mornings, evenings and weekends.
Equipment and Tools Utilized:
  • Equipment utilized includes personal computer, copier, calculator, fax machine, other standard office equipment, cash register, cleaning supplies, pool safety and rescue equipment, pool filters, pumps, vacuums, sweepers and department vehicl

Application Instructions

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