Water Aerobics Instructor

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City of Lafayette CO
Lafayette, CO
Jul 22, 2021
Jul 27, 2021
Organization Type
General Summary

Provides specialized instruction in field of expertise for various age groups in the community. Position levels are based on experience, training, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Essential Functions

The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive:
  • Develop and teach class content appropriate to the course description and level; develop appropriate tools necessary to offer quality; provide feedback to class participants and proper instruction in use of support materials.
  • Monitor participants and their ability to participate.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of physical fitness and exercise principles and educate participants accordingly in addition to providing a positive and enjoyable environment for class participants.
  • Provide a safe environment for all participants; enforce all general building policies if applicable; complete any necessary reports and forms, i.e., Accident Reports, Health Forms, Attendance Records, Supply Requests, etc.
  • Attend scheduled meetings as required.
  • Responsible for preparation for program activities; prepare lesson plans, organize relative equipment; may be required to set-up and break-down materials used for instruction.
  • Responsible for finding a dependable, appropriate substitute upon their absence.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with all staff and patrons and promote teamwork and support overall goals of the Recreation Department.
  • Perform related work as required and assigned.

Typical Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE: Thorough knowledge of departmental rules and regulations; considerable knowledge of the principles, practices, teaching methods and techniques that provide positive motivation; working knowledge of rules, strategies, and skills; general knowledge of the Cardiovascular system and human anatomy; organizational procedures.

SKILL: Public relations skills and teamwork in a highly programmed area; demonstrated skill in the operation of equipment necessary to perform the functions of the job; must be versatile in all stages of human development.

ABILITY:Ability to plan, organize, instruct, and supervise the assigned program; control large groups of people; follow written and verbal instructions; remain current on the trends of the industry for which assigned; communicate effectively to the participants when teaching skills; to analyze situations quickly and objectively and to determine proper course of action to be taken; to work with little or no supervision, as necessary; analyze and correct facility safety hazards; write incident and accident reports, as necessary; learn and adhere to the facility emergency procedures; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public.


TRAINING: Training and certification necessary to determine sufficient knowledge and expertise in the subject to be taught.

EXPERIENCE: Previous instructional experience preferred or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Special Requirements

Provides specialized instruction in field of expertise for various age groups in the community. Position levels are based on experience, training, knowledge, skills, and abilities.

All Instructors must possess a current Aquatic Fitness Professionals Association-International certificate or equivalent and CPR/AED and First Aid certification or the ability to obtain them within 30 days of employment.

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