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Requisition Number 06045 Swim Instructor 01/22
Post Date 1/22/2018
Title Aquatics
City Ewa Beach
State HI
Description POSITION TITLE: Swim Instructor
DEPARTMENT: Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (Kroc Center Hawaii)
SUPERVISOR: Aquatic Manager

GENERAL STATEMENT: The Salvation Army is a branch of the Christian Church, and the ultimate goal of all programs is a spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people.

MISSION STATEMENT: The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

KROC CENTER HAWAII VISION: Kroc Center Hawaii is a community center where families, individuals and relationships thrive in the name of Jesus.

The Swim Instructor is responsible for teaching swim lessons to children at least 6 months old and adults according to Kroc Center Hawaii guidelines and enforce pool and safety rules and Kroc Center Hawaii policies to maintain a safe environment and member and guest satisfaction.

The Kroc Center Hawaii Swim Instructor will have a deep commitment to the mission of The Salvation Army, which will be evident in his or her professional life and the manner in which he or she represents The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in the community.

1. High School graduate or GED.
2. Received formal swim instruction through accredited curriculum provider or a member of a swim club or varsity.

1. Swim lesson instruction and water exercise instruction.
2. Familiar with American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim levels and other Red Cross water safety courses and know how to use course materials effectively.
3. Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be accepted.
4. American Red Cross or Ellis & Associates Lifeguard Training Certification, American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification or equivalent, First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer.

1. Teach and assist swim lessons to preschool, school age children and adults, levels 1-6.
2. Understand the Kroc Center Hawaii Aquatics program, including classes, swimming levels, skills taught in each level, and the requirements for passing each level.
3. Evaluate students and recommend appropriate classes for their skill levels.
4. Provide corrective and positive feedback to students to ensure learning and a positive atmosphere.
5. Cover all materials required in a class. Complete student evaluations, reports and records. Maintain confidentiality of all information and documents received.
6. Have all instructional equipment ready before lessons begin and put all equipment away at the end of lessons.
7. Communicate regularly with participants and parents.
8. Recognize distressed swimmers and provide the necessary assistance.
9. Know, understand and enforce all aquatic facility policies, rules and regulations.
10. Never leave students unattended.
11. Maintain a positive rapport and image with students, members and guests.
12. Keep the facilities clean, including pool, pool area, and locker rooms.
13. Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.
14. Maintain the Code of Ethics policy, which has been established for the Kroc Center Hawaii.
15. Attend staff meetings and other administrative meetings.
16. Maintain regular and punctual work attendance. Available to work a flexible schedule that includes working on weekends, holidays, and evenings.
17. Perform other duties as assigned.

1. Strong organizational skills and ability to multi task.
2. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and maintain poise under pressure.
3. Ability to maintain a self-motivated and self- directed schedule.
4. Ability to take projects from beginning through completion.
5. Respond to crisis situations in a calm and effective manner.
6. Must possess the self-discipline necessary to perform repetitive tasks without lowering quality of work.
7. Able to work with limited supervision, and work in a team setting with other professionals.
8. Exercise good judgment and comfortable taking initiative with projects.

The candidate chosen for this position will have the ability to remain in the water ranging from 80-90 degrees for the duration of swim lessons (1-4 hours); support child weight in the water; recognize distressed swimmers and those needing assistance and provide the necessary aid and able to communicate verbally and loudly across distances.

May also be required to run, swim, paddle and walk long distances; stand and sit for long periods; uses hand to finger, handle, feel or operate lifesaving equipment.
The position requires sitting; climbing and/or balancing; stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching, crouching and/or crawling; standing; walking; manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; use of vision; driving a vehicle; pushing/pulling/lifting/carrying 50-75 pounds and occasionally more than 75 pounds. This employee may also be required to work weekends, holidays, and evenings.

The position requires talking to co-workers, clients, vendors; requires written communication to and from co-workers, clients, vendor; talking on the telephone; requires responding to written or verbal requests of co-workers, clients, and vendors; requires training/giving verbal and written instructions; requires receiving verbal and written instructions; requires writing/composing written language; requires reading; requires visiting/working at other worksites; requires communication via the latest technologies.

The position requires the ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner in conformity with The Salvation Army Mission Statement. The position also requires the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances.

The employee regularly works under outdoor weather conditions, is routinely exposed to the sun, may be exposed to extreme heat; works on uneven and/or slippery surfaces and is periodically exposed to hazardous conditions/situations.

Attendance at trainings and conferences, both in Hawaii and on the mainland, may be required. Extensive travel is possible, including air travel, driving long distances, night driving, overnight travel, and extended travel of three days or more.
Kick boards, swim buoys, hand paddles, swim noodles and associated swimming toy, and moving swimming teaching platform.

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Certificate
American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification or equivalent
American Red Cross First Aid and CPR for the Professional Rescuer

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to pass a criminal history information check. Conviction of a crime will not automatically preclude employment. The circumstances involved in the conviction(s) will be considered.

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this classification. It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory, or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job. Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete information in this description. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by management.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.
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