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Job Title: Swim Instructor - Part-Time
Branch: Kennett Area YMCA
Location: Kennett Square, PA
Shifts/Availability: Monday - Friday, 4 pm - 8 pm; Saturday, 8 am - 12 pm
About the YMCA of Greater Brandywine:
The YMCA of Greater Brandywine (YGBW), an association of eight YMCAs serving Chester County, is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the potential of every child, promoting healthy living and fostering social responsibility through life-changing programs for all.
Position Purpose: The Kennett Area YMCA is looking for an enthusiastic Swim Instructor to deliver our swim lesson program while providing excellent member service and engagement of program participants.
Lead swim instruction to develop skills of all participants
Assist in ensuring the safety and well-being of all participants
Follow YMCA of Greater Brandywine Aquatic Class best practices:
Be a positive YMCA role model with an enthusiastic attitude
Classes will start and end on time
Greet participants and learn their names
Identify your participants’ limitations and adapt your classes and/or provide modifications accordingly
Communicate positively and accurately with all the parents/guardians of participants
Participate in branch and swim lesson special events
Actively participate in all in-house required drills, including mock drills and monthly in-house trainings
Assist in setting up and cleaning up pool deck and help in closing pool if conditions are unsafe
Assist with the completion of progress reports and deliver in a timely manner
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor
Must be 15 years of age or older
Swimming experience required, prior experience in competitive swimming and/or teaching swim lessons preferred
Obtain and maintain YMCA YSL certification within 6 months of hire
Demonstrated the ability to relate and positively interact with children and adults
Be able to demonstrate the five main components of swimming – freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke and butterfly
Making a difference in a person’s life every day
Fun, fast-paced work environment
Working for a diverse and inclusive community based non-profit
Free individual membership (or discounted family membership), valid with active employment and includes program discounts throughout the YMCA of Greater Brandywine Association
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY - The YMCA of the Greater Brandywine considers candidates for all positions on the basis of qualifications and without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, genetic information, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or other protected classification and in accordance with applicable federal, state & local laws.