Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary

Under the general supervision of Aquatic Program Supervisor, the Assistant Swim Instructor, will assist in teaching learn-to-swim and water safety courses. The Assistant Swim 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:

  • Assists Water Safety Instructor when teaching swimming lessons.
  • 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 supervisor of unsafe conditions or activity inside and the areas surrounding the facility.
  • Informs supervisor of needed material and equipment.
  • Assists in the maintenance of 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:
  • Must participate in all in-service training sessions.
  • Must attend all Pre-summer orientation meetings and trainings.
  • May be subject to working extended or split shifts including mornings, evenings and weekends.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

Job Requirements

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Knowledge and application of swimming and water safety skills.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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, First Aid, and Advanced CPR Certifications.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen, criminal background, and MVR check.

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.
 
Physical Demands
This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.  A complete description of the activities below is available upon request from Human Resources.

Physical Activities
(X = Required to perform essential job functions)
  1. Balancing - maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  2. Climbing - ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  3. Reaching - extending hands or arms in any direction.
  4. Repetitive Motion - substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  5. Speaking - expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  6. Standing - for sustained periods of time.
  7. Stooping - bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  8. Grasping - applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  9. Talking 2 - shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  10. Hearing 2 - receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  11. Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  12. Kneeling - bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  13. Mental Acuity - ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  14. Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
 
Work Environment      
Work performed is primarily:
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.
 
 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 vehicles.

Application Instructions

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