WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR (WSI)

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Dow Bay Area Family YMCA Job Description

Job Title: Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Status: Part-Time                                                                   

Reports to: Aquatics Director & Assistant Director- Aquatics

Compensation: $15.00 per hour and FREE YMCA Household Membership   

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Plans and organizes personal class teaching outlines, methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the American Red Cross Swim Program.
  • Organizes and directs activities of assigned students to provide a high level of quality instruction for all students.
  • Ensures that all class students are registered and paid prior to beginning class, are thoroughly involved, are on a first-name personalized basis in meaningful instruction for the duration of the swim session and are in receipt of appropriate certificates and awards as the session concludes.
  • Establishes positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements.
  • Resolves simple public complaints in matters related to swimming instruction and refers other complaints to the Assistant Director – Aquatics & Aquatics Director.
  • Enforces pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
  • Helps organize and assists in the development of special programs, activities or instruction.
  • Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to the Assistant Director – Aquatics or Aquatics Director and the American Red Cross office.
  • Works with the Assistant Director – Aquatics & Aquatics Director on an on-going basis to upgrade, improve and refine individual teaching skills related to teaching effective swimming lessons to various age groups and various skill levels.
  • Maintains an on-going program of personal physical fitness.
  • Performs related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must be a high school graduate or currently attending high school.
  • Must possess Red Cross First Aid Certification.
  • Must possess Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification or equivalent experience
  • Must possess Red Cross CPR certification.
  • Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Outstanding aquatic skills and proficiency.
  • Ability to demonstrate a pleasing personality and positive/assertive character traits.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and adults.
  • Ability to remain alert, attentive, and responsible.
  • Ability to be a team player.

WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk,stand, sit, talk and listen.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.
  • The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally must aid in the rescue of drowning swimmers. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee occasionally is exposed to wet and dry conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office, and loud when in the facility.

HOW TO APPLY:

Email your resume to Rachael England: rengland@ymcabaycity.org

  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the MEMBER SERVICE DESK.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the MEMBER SERVICE DESK or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the MEMBER SERVICE DESK.

Book Your Spot:

Reservation Reminders:

  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the Member Service Desk.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the Member Service Desk or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the Member Service Desk.
Reminders
Instructions
  • Reservations are for members only.

  • Reservations can be made up to 5 days in advance or until one hour before the class starts. If you wish to reserve a spot within one hour before class starts, please call the Member Service Desk.

  • Please be on time for your reservation. If you are late for your appointment, you will not get additional time. (e.g. your reserved lap swim time is 9am-9:45am, but you do not get in the pool until 9:20am, your reservation still ends at 9:45am.)

  • Reservations can also be made at the Member Service Desk or by calling us at 989.895.8596

  • There are daily/weekly limits on some classes/areas to give opportunities to other members. The system will let you know if your daily/weekly limit has been reached.

  • If you are unable to attend your reserved appointment, please cancel your appointment online or call the Member Service Desk.

Financial AsSistance Programs

Individuals will not be turned away from participating in programs, activities, and/or membership due to their inability to pay. The Y maintains a generous financial assistance program for youth, adults, and families who demonstrate financial need. Funding for this program is provided by fundraising events at the Dow Bay Area Family YMCA and community-wide donors.