YMCA of Greater Seattle Swim Instructor for Adaptive Lessons (in Seattle) in Seattle, Washington
Who are we?
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.
At the Y, strengthening community is our cause. We work side-by-side with our neighbors throughout King and south Snohomish counties to help kids and families thrive – and apply their positive behaviors and goals at home, school, the workplace and beyond.
2 overnight camps
10 swimming pools
More than 200 program sites
Where you’ll work…
You’ll work in our welcoming membership facility that offers programs ranging from health and wellness, to family programs, to child care, to aquatics (access is a staff benefit - swim a few laps before work, take a yoga class, do some laps on the track before you go home, if you like!). If this sounds like an organization you'd like to work for, read on!
What you’ll be doing…
Our Y is looking for outgoing Swim Instructors who enjoy teaching children and adults with developmental disabilities 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.
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 3 – 6 children and adults 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.
Experience and passion for working with children and/or adults with developmental disabilities such as Autism and Aspergers syndrome is preferred.
You are 16 years of age or older and have:
Current state approved first-aid certification*
Current state approved community CPR certification, or equivalent*
YMCA Swim Leader certification or equivalent*
Demonstrated ability to assist children and others in the development of swimming skills
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.
*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 and Aquatics Team 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
The YMCA of Greater Seattle is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity, inclusion, and equity. We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on results of a background check and drug screening, including screening for marijuana.
Type Regular Part-Time
# of Openings 4
Location Downtown Seattle YMCA
Address 909 4th Avenue