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YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatics I - Swim Instructor in Seattle, Washington

Overview

Our Commitment to Equity

The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.

Job Summary

Our Y is looking for outgoing Swim Instructors who enjoy teaching children and adults new skills, helping them achieve goals and preparing them for future success. In this role you will teach children and adults water acclimation and safety, water movement and stamina, and stroke development and mechanics. Each year our Y’s teach thousands of people to swim and enjoy the water as a form of play and life-long exercise.

The YMCA of Greater Seattle is committed to providing a positive atmosphere that prioritizes safety and inclusivity for all employees. The YMCA of Greater Seattle has implemented safety standards and protocols related to preventative health measures based on CDC and local health department guidelines.

YGS will comply with all WA State mandates regarding COVID vaccinations.

All YGS staff in Child Care roles will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by October 18, 2021. All YGS staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID by November 1, 2021 regardless of work location. Religious and Medical Exemptions will be considered at time of hire.

Responsibilities

  1. Instructs swimming lessons as assigned in accordance with YMCA guidelines.

  2. Assists with maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, on deck and surrounding areas.

  3. Develops positive relationships with participants and parents encouraging involvement and identifying potential volunteers.

  4. Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.

  5. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Responds to emergency situations as needed. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

  6. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.

  7. Conveys basic information on YMCA programs and schedules to members and, as appropriate, refers members to other YMCA Total Health programs and/or staff.

  8. Other duties as assigned.

Who are you?

If you're the right candidate for the job, you love teaching the joy of swimming to children and adults; you find satisfaction in helping others to learn and succeed; can command a class of 1-3 participants ages 3 and up through swim instruction; enjoy a fast-paced environment, and have the flexibility to teach multiple levels of instruction. You keep the safety of participants at the forefront of your work while teaching participants to thrive in an aquatic environment.

You will also be teaching parent/child classes which can have 10 parent/child pairs (20 participants total).

Qualifications

You are 16 years of age or older and have:

  • Current state approved first-aid certification

    • Demonstrated ability to assist children and others in the development of swimming skills
  • Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child

  • Ability to teach skills to others

  • Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.

  • You will be required to complete a swim competency test.

  • We can facilitate the process of you getting certified if you don’t have the required certifications yet. Please still apply if you are interested!

You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:

  • Thrive on working in a collaborative environment

  • Are very adaptable

  • Have high ownership and strong work ethic

  • Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet

  • Truly enjoy being of service to people

  • Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together

  • Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all

*YGS Sign-On Cash Incentive is for new employees hired between July 25 and September 30:

• $600 incentive for new full-time employees who are hired between July 25 and September 30.

• $300 incentive for new part-time employees who are hired between July 25 and September 30.

At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.

Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. As an employee you also recieve a YMCA membership.

YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.

We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.

If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to recruiting@seattleymca.org or the HR department at 206.382.5082.

Pool, Beach, Lifeguard, Life, Guard, Aquatics

MISSION STATEMENT:

Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.

OUR VALUES:

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Honesty

  • Caring

  • Passion for Excellence

Job Locations US-WA-Seattle

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/9/2021 11:05 AM)

ID 2021-12419

Type Regular Part-Time

# of Openings 3

Location West Seattle YMCA

Category Aquatics – Positions Eligible for 2021 Sign-On Cash Incentive

Address 3622 SW Snoqualmie St

Minimum compensation USD $16.69/Hr.

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