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Water Safety Instructor

Virginia Commonwealth University
Ampthill, VA
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Pharmaceutical, Pharmacovigilance
Organization Type

Job Description: Water Safety Instructors are responsible for planning and conducting swimming lessons in both group and private formats. This includes lesson planning, communication with clients, and proper reporting of classes.

Location: Cary Street Gym & MCV Larrick Student Center

Supervisor: Mathew Scott

Starting Pay Rate:$17.00/hour

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

* Teach American Red Cross swimming & water safety courses to adult and youth audiences in both private and group lesson formats
* Adapt your teaching approaches to the age, experience and ability of participants so they can meet course objectives
* Ensure the health and safety of the participants by making sure all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards and materials and equipment are safe
* Communicate regularly with participants and/or parents, as appropriate, to ensure they are aware of progress
* Recognize and respond effectively in emergencies in accordance with facility emergency action plan
* Complete records and reports in a timely manner
* Participate in instructor development meetings and training sessions
* Provide positive and constructive feedback to participants
* Develop appropriate participant/instructor relationships
* Maintain up-to-date records for all private and semi-private lesson clients, including schedule and progress logs
* Maintain a written lesson plan for all group lessons
* Be enthusiastic and have fun
* Additional duties as assigned by the Aquatics & Safety Coordinator or Program Assistant

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

* Thorough knowledge and application of swimming and water safety skills
* Thorough knowledge and application of teaching strategies and techniques
* Understanding of facility characteristics, rules, policies and procedures
* Excellent written and oral communication skills with adults and youth
* Excellent customer service skills
* Ability to adapt to various situations that may arise while teaching
* Ability to follow instructions and complete tasks in a timely manner
* Maturity & professionalism

Required Certification(s):

American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor

Preferred Certification(s):

* American Red Cross Lifeguarding
* American Red Cross CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers & First Aid

This position is a peer leadership position. A peer leader at VCU is defined as a student who has been selected and trained to serve in a leadership role that supports student success.

Salary Range:

Position Details:

Department: Recreation and Well-Being

Employment Type: H1 - Hourly

Restricted Status: No


Exemption Status: Non-Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Mathew Scott

Contact Email:

Contact Phone: (804) 828-0177

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