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Water Safety Instructor

Jewish Community Center Of Staten Island
New York City, NY
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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Pharmaceutical, Pharmacovigilance
Organization Type
Job DescriptionJob DescriptionThe ideal candidate will have to have a strong background in swim instruction and lifeguard experience, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. In addition, the candidate should be able to adapt to different teaching styles to accommodate diverse learning needs and demonstrate sound judgment in emergencies.RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Plans and organizes personal class teaching outlines, methods and goals.
  • Ability to adapt your teaching approach to match the experience and abilities of the participants.
  • Organizes and directs activities of assigned students in order to provide a high level of quality instruction for all students.
  • Ensures that all class students are registered and on the class roster prior to beginning class.
  • Are on a first-name personalized basis in meaningful instruction for the duration of the session.
  • Establishes positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students helping them recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements.
  • Resolves simple public complaints in matters related to swimming instruction and refers other complaints to the supervisor.
  • Enforces pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
  • Completes and submits records and documentation of completed lessons to the Aquatics supervisor and the American Red Cross office.
  • Works with the Aquatics supervisor on an on-going basis to upgrade, improve and refine individual teaching skills related to teaching effective swimming lessons to various age groups and various skill levels.
  • Ability to react to emergency situations by quick movements, strenuous activity, and on occasion assist or lift persons in distress of varying weights.
  • Required to remain alert to dangerous situations while sitting, standing or walking for various lengths of time.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with Children and adults.
Other Responsibilities:
  • Ability to put an emphasis on water safety and drowning prevention as the basis of swimming and water recreation.
  • Must have strong communication, time management, critical thinking, ability to plan & organize and customer service skills.
  • Attend regularly scheduled departmental meetings for all areas necessary.
  • Ensuring that there are lifeguards on duty during swim lessons.
  • Ability to submit the required course documents according to Red Cross procedural guidelines within the specified time frame.
  • Performs related duties as required.

  • Current Red Cross Lifeguard Certification Required
  • Current Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification Required
  • Current CPR/ First Aid/AED Certifications Required
  • Must be at least 18 years of Age
Compensation: $18-$25 Hourly
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