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Swim Instructor II

Company: YMCA Metro Atlanta
Location: Kennesaw
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest, most nimble and essential nonprofits in Atlanta. Mission-bound to serve, we are an organization designed to meet all people where, how and when they need us. In times of peace, we are a catalyst for connection; in times of crisis, a source of comfort and security. Join us as we carry out our commitment to positively impact lives and communities across the state.

The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Nature and Scope:

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Swim Instructor II at YMCA of Metro Atlanta maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in both group and/or private/semi-private swim classes.

Minimum Requirements:

* YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent. * CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications required. * Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards. * Principles of Youth Development E-Learning (within 30 days of hire) * Y-USA Leader Certification (within 90 days of hire) * At least 17 years of age. * At least 6 months experience.

Responsibilities:

* Instructs swimming lessons (both group and private) in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly, and supports members and program participants in achieving their goals. * Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers, members or program participants, and colleagues at all levels of the organization; helps participants and families connect with each other and the YMCA; and encourages parent or caregiver involvement. * Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers program participants and families to other programs. * Maintains records as required (e.g., attendance, progress reports). * 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. Reports damaged equipment. * Trains and supervises class aides as assigned. * Supports and leads quarterly inservices.

YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES (Leader):

* Collaboration * Developing Self & Others

EFFECT ON END RESULT:

The effectiveness of this position is primarily measured by the stated satisfaction of members and ensuring a safe, clean and controlled environment in accordance with the Metro Atlanta YMCA Philosophy.

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.

* Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques. * Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.

Location:

Northwest Cobb YMCA

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Keywords: YMCA Metro Atlanta, Atlanta , Swim Instructor II, Other , Kennesaw, Georgia

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