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Imagine going to work knowing that what you do each day positively affects the lives of the people in your community. Working at the Y, you’ll discover more than a job—you’ll enjoy a career with a future and the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the lives of those around you. Our staff members—of all ages and from diverse backgrounds and life experiences—enjoy the personal satisfaction that comes from nurturing the potential of youth and teens, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing support to our neighbors.
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All employment opportunities with the Monroe County YMCA for either the Southeast or Northwest Branches will be posted here. Applications are accepted only for positions posted as open. Applications must be fully and correctly completed to be accepted and screened. All applications are subject to background checks. EOE.
Swim Instructor — Northwest & Southeast Ys
Job title: Swim Instructor - Northwest & Southeast
FLSA Status: Part-time
Reports to: Aquatics Director
- Maintain a safe learning environment at the aquatics facility.
- Teach YMCA swim lessons focused on water adjustment, safety skills, and stroke development.
- Part-time staff should work a minimum of fifteen (15) hours per month on a consistent basis, or instruct a class a minimum of twice a week on a consistent basis.
- Complete all required records and reports on schedule.
- Formulate daily lesson plans, based on the YMCA of the USA swim lesson guidelines.
- Keep current accurate attendance and skill records.
- Evaluate skill progress and give letters to parents.
- Have parents/participants complete instructor evaluation forms.
- Complete sub forms and get approval for substitutions.
- Complete accident and incident reports when appropriate.
- Communicate with parents.
- Be available before or after class to offer feedback on child’s progress to parents.
- First day orientation for parents.
- Contact students by phone if they are absent two days in a row.
- Conduct a well-organized class.
- Put safety first!
- Use daily lesson plans.
- Be enthusiastic.
- Always get in the water.
- Be able to demonstrate and explain skills clearly.
- Integrate the YMCA’s philosophy of body, spirit, and mind.
- Contact aquatic coordinator with concerns.
- Put equipment away after class.
- Attend all aquatic in-service training and staff meetings.
- Keep certifications current.
- Keep current on emergency procedures.
- Be on deck 15 minutes prior to class time to assist in pool preparation, talk to parents, and meet children.
- Advise the aquatic coordinator or lesson supervisor when you have students in your classes who do not belong there skill-wise. The students could be a level lower or higher. It is important to lightly retest your students, especially that first day.
- Advise the aquatic coordinator or lesson supervisor when you have students in your classes who are not on your class rosters, or when you have students on your class rosters who do not show up for classes.
- Must have and maintain current CPR, First Aid, YMCA swim instructor or WSI (within reasonable time), completion of Monroe County YMCA instructor training, patience, tact, and good judgment.
- Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds.
The YMCA of Monroe County, founded on Christian principles, is a charitable organization with an inclusive environment committed to enriching the quality of family, spiritual, social, mental and physical well-being. Through group exercise classes, youth programs, swim lessons, adult health programs, and more, we aim to build a healthier Monroe County. Every day, we work side by side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive.