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SWIM AMERICA COACH - AQUATICS – PARKS AND RECREATION

Location: City of Manhattan | Manhattan, KS | PARKS & RECREATION | RECREATION
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SWIM AMERICATM COACH - AQUATICS – PARKS AND RECREATION

$8.25/hr.             CLOSING DATE:  06/02/17

Swim America™ is a national learn-to-swim program. Swim America™ is goal driven and technique oriented. Swim instruction sessions run four days a week for three weeks. The program adjusts swim coaches to the appropriate skill levels of the swimmers enrolled. Swim coaches teach participants to swim according to the program standards. Follows direction from MPRD supervisor Follows direction from Swim America™ program director Follows direction from Swim America™ site head Teach the daily activities of the swim lessons program Regularly communicates with Swim America™ site head to ensure that all organizational goals are being met.Other duties as assigned.

First aid, water rescue, and CPR methods as taught in the American Red Cross Lifeguard certification class; knowledge of Swim America™ learn-to-swim program; communicate orally and in writing with customers, other lifeguards, and supervisors; provide excellent service to customers. Work in a team composed of other Swim America™ site heads, swim coaches, Lifeguards, Head Lifeguards, Assistant Managers, and Managers; learn, carry out, and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Emergency Action Plans (EAP); make decisions quickly in order to respond to potential hazards or emergency situations; Minimum: knowledge of swimming technique; Preferred: Currently Certified Lifeguard, Currently Certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED.

Work will be performed at one of three outdoor aquatic facilities: City Park Pool, Northview Pool, or Cico Park Pool. Most work will be performed outside in extreme heat which could expose the staff to various outside atmospheric conditions. Noise level and activity level will be varied. To perform the essential functions of this job, staff may be required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, handle, feel, speak, hear, climb stairs, push, pull, or lift up to 50 pounds. Must pass a background check; may be asked to work weekends and holidays; pools typically open on Memorial Day and close on Labor Day; staff will be required to attend in-service training; swim team experience or instruction on swimming techniques.

Job Description: Swim America™ Coach

Job Summary

Swim America™ is a national learn-to-swim program. Swim America™ is goal driven and technique oriented. Swim instruction sessions run four days a week for three weeks. The program adjusts swim coaches to the appropriate skill levels of the swimmers enrolled. Swim coaches teach participants to swim according to the program standards.

Job Description

Essential Job Functions Include:

Importance Tasks % of Time

1. Follows direction from MPRD supervisor 25%
2. Follows direction from Swim America™ program director 25%
3. Follows direction from Swim America™ site head 25%
4. Teach the daily activities of the swim lessons program 14%
5. Regularly communicates with Swim America™ site head to ensure that all organizational goals are being met. 10%
6. Other Duties as assigned 1%

Job Specifications

Knowledge of:

• First aid, water rescue, and CPR methods as taught in the American Red Cross Lifeguard certification class.
• Knowledge of Swim America™ learn-to-swim program.

Skills in:

• Communicating orally and in writing with customers, other lifeguards, and supervisors.
• Providing excellent service to customers.

Ability to:

• Work in a team composed of other Swim America™ site heads, swim coaches, Lifeguards, Head Lifeguards, Assistant Managers, and Managers.
• Learn, carry out, and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Emergency Action Plans (EAP).
• Make decisions quickly in order to respond to potential hazards or emergency situations.

Minimum Qualifications
• Must have knowledge of swimming technique

Preferred Qualifications
• Currently Certified Lifeguard
• Currently Certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED

Working Conditions
• Work will be performed at one of three outdoor aquatic facilities: City Park Pool, Northview Pool, or Cico Park Pool.
• Most work will be performed outside in extreme heat which could expose the staff to various outside atmospheric conditions.
• Noise level and activity level will be varied.
• To perform the essential functions of this job, staff may be required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, handle, feel, speak, hear, climb stairs, push, pull, or lift up to 50 pounds.

Other Information
• Applicants must pass a background check.
• Staff may be asked to work weekends and holidays.
• Pools typically open on Memorial Day and close on Labor Day.
• Staff will be required to attend in-service training.
• Swim team experience or instruction on swimming techniques.

The City of Manhattan, KS Department of Parks and Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The statements included in this job description are not implied to be an employment contract and the employer reserves all appropriate employment-at-will privileges.