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Position Description

Swim instructors provide instruction in swimming techniques, skills, and water safety to participants in the Cal Youth Camps. Swim instructors are supervised by the Aquatic Coordinator and the Aquatics Director. Applicants must be able to relate well to children. Swim Instructors must also be able to exercise good judgment and safely supervise children. Applicants must have the sensory abilities (e.g. hearing, seeing) necessary to perform the duties of the position. Previous experience as a swimming instructor is also preferred.

Pay Rate: $14-16 per hour

Job Responsibilities

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  • Effectively teach swimming skills and water safety to children in a progressive sequence
  • Run organized and well-executed classes
  • Incorporate diverse and fun activities into lessons
  • Assess participant swimming skills for appropriate level placement and for completing progress reports
  • Interact with every child in the class for each lesson, avoid playing favorites
  • Maintain a safe class atmosphere and keep constant watch over participants
  • Follow check-in/out procedures
  • Walk children safely between meeting location and pool, monitor locker room changes when applicable
  • Demonstrate good judgement
  • Resolve disciplinary problems appropriately, complete Incident Reports as needed
  • Demonstrate responsibility in regard to work schedule, meetings, & trainings
  • Demonstrate responsibility toward equipment, e.g. clipboard, pool toys, pool covers and supplies (keep in order, well maintained, and return to their proper location)
  • Complete and submit paperwork accurately and on time (course record sheets, progress reports, attendance, timesheets, lesson plans, etc.)
  • Maintain and submit copy of current certifications as listed in the job description
  • Follow all aquatic program, pool facility, camp, and emergency policies & procedures
  • Dress in appropriate and well-maintained attire/uniform while instructing. Instructors are required to purchase their own navy blue one-piece or two-piece workout swimsuit.
  • Maintain a positive attitude while working, help wherever needed, work well with co-workers
  • Display good customer service skills, especially with the public, parents, and recreational swimmers
  • Accept feedback and make necessary corrections
  • Display appropriate behavior (action and language) around campers, parents, and staff
  • Perform miscellaneous tasks as requested by supervisor
  • American Red Cross First Aid – required
  • American Red Cross CPR and AED for Adult and Child – required
  • Ability to work and relate well with children (ages 6 months -18 years old)
Please download and read the PEM_GroupLeader form. This form will fully explain the demands of the job you are applying for. If you have any questions after reading the form, please feel free to contact us.

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