QUALIFICATIONS - The following generally describes the knowledge, skills and abilities required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
· Must be at least 16 years of age with a valid ID card, and a valid work permit.
· Possess valid certificates in Water Safety Instruction, Title 22, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Standard First Aid
· Demonstrate required swimming skills that meet American Red Cross guidelines for aquatic program personnel
· Prior experience working with age appropriate groups desirable.
· Work flexible work schedule, which may include evening, weekdays, weekends and holidays
· Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
· Learn pertinent City rules, policies, ordinances and program requirements
· Understand and carry out oral and written directions
· Maintain timely and accurate reports
· Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
Physical demands and working environment
The functions of this job are performed in an environment that will cause exposure to light chemical substances such as chlorine. All work activities are performed in a public swimming facility. One may be required to rescue swimmers in distress and/or demonstrate beginning through advanced swim strokes. All will be regularly required to communicate with participants.
· Ability to see and hear
· Ability to demonstrate in the water, all of the swimming skills to be taught
· Ability to perform a water rescue if necessary
· Possess and audible voice for communication
· Ability to lift light equipment used in teaching