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Swim Instructor

Company: Bend Park and Recreation District
Location: bend
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Application Instructions To be considered for this position, applicants must have a complete online application. Your application materials and any submitted responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation. Incomplete information may result in disqualification and/or affect your starting wage. Applicants must provide certification that they are a veteran or disabled veteran to receive veteran's preference. Description & Primary Duties About the job: Teach basic and assist with other levels of the BPRD and Red Cross learn-to-swim program, providing a safe, progressive and fun learning experience for participants.

A day in the life:
  • Plan and instruct basic swim and water safety programs in accordance with BPRD and Red Cross standards and procedures.
  • Assist with advanced swim levels.
  • Provide for the progress, safety, comfort and enjoyment of class participants.
  • Evaluate participants and complete progress reports and cards.
  • Maintain required BPRD and Red Cross course records.
  • Communicate with lesson participants and parents concerning specific lesson and related program information.
  • Participate in regular swim instructor in-service training.

Flexible work schedules: Lessons are held one time per week
Work schedules will be offered are 1 day a week, between 1:15pm - 6:15pm. Swim instructors can work 6 days a week. We will be teaching out of the NEW Larkspur Community Center! Summer work option for those hired!

Selection Process : Candidates are required to complete the following process prior to being hired. 1. Pass swim test prior to interview 2. BPRD will invite candidate for interview 3. Once offered the position, candidates will take in-house Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Classes at no cost!
Class Session Options (Must attend one full session): All classes are mandatory for students. Cost of class is free!

Session 1 Monday, May 17, 4:00-7:00pm Wednesday, May 19, 4:00 - 7:00pm Friday, May 21, 3:00 - 7:00pm Saturday, May 22, 9:00am-12noon and 1:00-3:00pm Monday, May 24, 4:00 - 7:00pm Wednesday, May 26, 4:00 - 7:00pm Friday, May 28, 4:00-6:00pm
Session 2 Wednesday, June 2, 4:00 - 7:00pm Friday, June 4, 3:00 - 7:00pm Saturday, June 5, 4:00 - 7:00pm Wednesday, June 9, 4:00 - 7:00pm Friday, June 11, 3:00 - 7:00pm Sunday, June 13, 9:00am-12 noon and 1:00- 3:00pm

Bend Park & Recreation District Core Competencies : All positions with Bend Park and Recreation District are subject to district and position competencies. Below is a list of the most critical competencies for this position. Additional competencies are required for the position and may change based on district needs. A complete list of the competencies is available from Human Resources.
  • Accountability
  • Customer Service Orientation
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Teamwork and Cooperation
  • Safety
  • Results Orientation
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

What we're looking for:

Strong knowledge of: Strong knowledge of Red Cross WSI program, including learning development, stroke technique, water safety, program levels and teaching methods, practices and progressions.

Skills, and abilities to: strong personal swimming skills; plan, organize and lead classes toward determined goals; communicate effectively with and to motivate people of all ages and abilities, particularly children; physically perform the duties associated with this position; work cooperatively with others and create a positive, constructive relationship with staff and the general public.

Experience & Training:

  • Minimum 16 years of age;

  • High School Diploma or equivalent or currently attending high school

  • Some previous related volunteer or work experience

  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish preferred

  • Current Red Cross Basic Swim Instructor certification; OR

  • Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and ability to perform the above described duties.

  • Additional Information

    Working Conditions:

    Work schedule and number of hours varies. Position requires being in and out of water continuously, and constantly using the voice in an often noisy environment. Work can be stressful and physically demanding.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:
    Bend Park and Recreation District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: Bend Park and Recreation District, Bend , Swim Instructor, Other , bend, Oregon

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