Under the direction of the Aquatics Manager, conducts swimming instruction using the American Red Cross Learn to Swim program.
Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)
1. Ensures safety of the students at all times.
2. Follows and teaches according to the Red Cross lesson standards. Creativity and different styles of teaching are permitted and encouraged as long as appropriate level skills are taught.
3. Starts and ends classes according to established schedules which requires instructors to be available 15 minutes prior to scheduled class.
4. Ensures that all equipment is out and ready prior to class start.
5. Provides parents with updates, as requested, regarding child’s progress.
6. Instructs all lessons with safety first in a manner beneficial to students progression.
7. Maintains accurate records of attendance and skill accomplishment which is completed after every class.
8. Completes certificates prior to final session of each class.
9. Completes Course Records with American Red Cross.
10. Required to be in water while teaching.
Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions
Frequently required to walk, stand, sit and to talk or hear. Occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; to reach with hands and arms; and to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Must also be able to project voice over the noise of the pool so that class participants are able to hear the instructions. Occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and pool mechanical systems. Occasionally exposed to wet and dry conditions, fumes, toxic, or caustic chemicals. Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet while in the office and loud when in the facility.
Note: Individuals in this position must wear suitable teaching attire that is not distracting for students, which for females mandates an athletic one piece suit and suitable swimming trunks for males.
Licenses and/or Certifications:
• American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor certification must be obtained within 60 days of hire and maintained throughout employment. Certification will need to be obtained before the employee can be scheduled to work as a Water Safety Instructor. (Employee will not be compensated for time spent obtaining certification.)
• Must be Workplace CPR/AED, First Aid certified within 60 days of hire, which must be maintained throughout employment. (Employee will not be compensated for time spent obtaining certification.)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
• Facilities’ rules and regulations.
• Facilities’ Emergency Action Plan.
• Highly motivated.
• Customer service oriented and excellent public relations skills.
• Must be able to work and communicate effectively with children and youth.
Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position is open until filled. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.