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Swim Instructor

Organization

YMCA of Greater Louisville - Downtown

Description






As the nation’s leading nonprofit organization committed to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y offers more than just a job. We offer you a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in your community. As a key member of the Aquatics team, a Swim instructor teaches both youth and adults swimming techniques & pool safety, and is responsible for proactive communication and maintaining a safe pool atmosphere while preventing accidents. The main purpose of this position is to provide a positive role model for members and to create a character-developing atmosphere. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Uphold the Mission of the YMCA
· Must be able to remain alert
· Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals
· Ability to teach with patience and caring attitude
· Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations
· Must be able to remain in water for long periods of time
· Responsible for scheduled classes/shifts & for following appropriate substitutes procedures
· Arrive 15 minutes prior to class start time to set up and greet participants
· Clean up all equipment and pool deck after classes have ended
· Attend all staff meetings and trainings as required by the Aquatics’ Director. About YMCA of Greater Louisville: We put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Requirements


· Minimum age of 16
· Team player with personal commitment to the YMCA Mission, Philosophy, & Character Development Values
· People centered, service oriented
· YMCA Youth Swim Lesson Instructor preferred, but we will train
· Excellent oral and written communication skills
· Previous lifeguard experience preferred, but we will train
· Must be able to swim and demonstrate strokes
· Obtain CPR/AED and First Aid Certifications (within 90 days of employment)


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
· Must be able to remain alert
· Work in a wet/humid environment and come into contact with chlorine
· Must be able to remain in the pool for extended periods of time
· Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals
· Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision
· Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue
· Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations
· Environment may include indoor and/or outdoor pool conditions
· Ability to lift 25 pounds
· Noise level-High

Type

Part-time

Work Schedule

Flexible - Will work with applicant — Hours 5:30pm - 7:30pm T/TH; 9am-12pm Sat. (This position may not require that you work all sessions.)

Salary

$9.00/hr

Benefits

The YMCA of Greater Louisville maintains a strong commitment to training and professional development, and has been recognized as a 2011 “Top Work Place”. As a new YMCA team member you will receive a community wide individual membership upon completion of the New Employee Orientation, program discounts, and participation in the YMCA retirement fund.

Required Education

No education requirement

Work Location

Louisville — Downtown Family YMCA

Application Process

Apply online: www.ymcalouisville.org. Sean Villanueva, Aquatic Director, Downtown Family YMCA, 555 S. 2nd St., Louisville, KY 40202

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