Temporary Aquatics Swim Instructor(City of Glendale, Arizona)
Job Title: Temporary Aquatics Swim InstructorClosing Date/Time: ContinuousSalary: $11.10 Hourly
Job Type: TemporaryLocation: Foothills Recreation and Aquatics Center 5600 W. Union Hills Dr., Arizona
First review of applications will be March 17, 2017.The City of Glendale Aquatics Center is looking to fill Temporary Aquatics Swim Instructor positions. Potential employees must be available during the entire aquatics season starting in early May 2017 through early September 2017. Some pools may remain open during evening hours and on weekends through Labor Day weekend.Candidates must be available to attend mandatory training sessions beginning in the month of May through August.The listed positions are up to 40 hours per week for 14 weeks seasonal summer position with no benefits as well as a possible opportunity to work up to 19 hours per week for the remaining 38 weeks in the year with no benefits. Essential Functions:Under the direction of the Aquatics Coordinator, Pool Manager, Assistant Manager, and the Head Guard the Temporary Aquatics Swim Instructor will: Be responsible for the day-to-day safe pool operations.Maintain crowd control during emergency situations by responding quickly and calmly; participate in mandatory rescue.Monitor facility functions to prevent accidents, drowning, and near drowning.Monitor the activities of swimmers to detect problem areas.Perform rescue techniques and render first aid during emergency situations.Maintain high standards of safety and skills/in-service training.Review and implement pool rules and regulations.Exhibit concise communication skills verbally and written.Complete daily time cards, accident reports, incident reports and inventory needs.Maintain firm and consistent customer service practices with staff and patrons.Be knowledgeable and able to communicate details of City of Glendale Aquatics programs to patrons as well as other staff members.Monitor own schedule and report schedule adjustments to management as needed.Perform custodial cleaning of pool facility, including restrooms, decks and the pool.Maintain endurance and fitness through swimming and exercise.Assure the timely opening and closing of the facility.Become familiar with city rules and regulations for an aquatic environment.Effectively operate job related tools such as a whistle, megaphone, rescue tube, and first aid equipment.May handle money in a safe and accurate manner, after receiving Cash Handling Training through the City of Glendale.Teach group swim lessons to children and adults.Personally possess the swimming skills of the highest swimming lesson level offered by the City of Glendale.May teach private lessons with supervisors’ approval and scheduling (*Requires at least one year previously teaching swim lessons).May perform water safety presentations.Perform other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications & Special Requirements:Applicants must be at least 16 years of age and have the following certifications:American Red Cross Lifeguard & First Aid Training R.17 certification that does not expire before September 2017.American Red Cross CPR & AED for the Professional Rescuer R.17 that does not expire before September 2017.American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor R.14 that does not expire before September 2017.• If applicant possesses a current lifeguard certificate from Starguard, Ellis, or similar and can properly perform skills, they will be considered for hire. If hired, the applicant will be “crossed-over” to the American Red Cross certificates listed above.• Two years of high school preferred.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:Maintain American Red Cross swimming skills. Physical Requirements:Essential physical abilities:• Sufficient clarity of hearing with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern emergency situations.• Sufficient visual clarity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern emergency situations, discern colors and comprehend written work instructions as well as rules and regulations.• Sufficient strength to lift objects over 50 pounds.• Sufficient body flexibility and balance to perform rescue and first aid operations and occupy a lifeguard station accessible by ladder or perform walking duties.• This position is subject to extreme heat for periods of more than one hour and, subject to noise, sun exposure and extreme weather conditions.