Position Information

Job Title:
Swim Instructor
Downtown YMCA, Oakbrook YMCA
Job Type:
Part Time
Pay Rate:
Starting at $8.36
Job Application Deadline:

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the Aquatic Director, the Swim Instructor is responsible for providing direct leadership, instruction and motivator for students in swimming classes. 

Safety Policy:
The Swim Instructor will be responsible for observing the following rules.
No Alcohol or drugs will be used on the job at any time.
Report all job accidents the same day the accident happens.
Obtain authorization from your supervisor for all non-emergency treatments for accidents.
Wear seat belts at all times in company vehicles
Keep the area where you work clean and neat at all times.
Do not remove or bypass any guards on any machinery at any time.
Ask you supervisor when you need additional equipment or instructions to get the job done safely.
Lift with your legs, not your back, and get assistance with loads over 50 pounds.
Advise your supervisor of any hazardous conditions.
Follow all other written and spoken safety rules.

Effect on End Result:
The Swim Instructor represents the Summerville Family YMCA in a professional, courteous, friendly, and helpful manner to members and prospective members.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

The Swim Instructor will be responsible for:
Instructs swimming lessons as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
Maintains records as required (ie. Attendance, progress reports, etc)
Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled
Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
Organizes and puts away needed class equipment.
Trains and supervises new class aides as assigned.
Secures a qualified substitute sub when needed, and notifies supervisor of the shift change.
Contact participants in your swim lessons if a lesson is cancelled/postponed

Required Qualifications:

Current certification in CPR, Water Safety Instructor certification preferred.
Knowledge and enforcement of pool rules and regulations.
Understanding of risk management issues and safety requirements for the facility
Must have good communication skills
Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques

Physical Demands