Oct 21, 2021

YMCA Water Wise Swim Instructor

  • YMCA of the North Shore
  • Beverly, MA, USA
Part time Swim Instructor

Job Description

Are you a swimmer, instructor, or lifeguard with a passion for ensuring that children and adults regardless of ability have access to aquatics, safety, instruction and fun? If you have a way with people and enjoy supporting the needs of populations of diverse abilities this job may interest you!

As an Inclusion Swim Instructor you will teach swim lessons to individuals and groups modified and adapted for swimmers of varying abilities as part of a larger Inclusion department that focuses on each swimmers unique skillset at our flagship YMCAs in Beverly and/or Marblehead.  The YMCA developed “Water Wise,” a water safety program for children with special needs. Through this program, Swim Instructors support families through an intake process, customized support, and provide parent education and staff training.  On a regular day you will implement inclusion curriculum following YUSA standards during swim lessons for children and adults, engage member and visitors to improve upon their experience, assess swimmers capabilities, progress swimmers through individualized lessons, creating a positive and inclusive environment.

To thrive in this role you have exceptional people skills, the ability to empathetically connect with others, and the ability to implement Individual Activity Plans to progress a swimmer based on needs.  A successful candidate will be compassionate, have experience and interest in working with individuals with diverse abilities in group or 1:1 settings.    You are able to adapt and modify instruction based on individuals needs.

To learn more about our program, watch this video: https://vimeo.com/334990382  

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  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Education or experience in Special Education, Occupational Therapy, ABA, or related field
  • Interest and ability to work directly with children with physical and intellectual disabilities
  • Aquatics certifications preferred but not required, training may be provided
  • In anticipation of the mandate relative to covid-19 vaccination for federal employees, this position requires proof of vaccination or medical/religious exemption


  • Must be physically and mentally capable to demonstrate the skills of required certifications
  • Must be able to be exposed to chlorine and other pool chemicals
  • Must be able to be exposed to pool water up to 20 hours per week
  • Physically and mentally acts appropriately and immediately to unexpected circumstances

The YMCA is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, protected genetic information, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, veteran's status, or sexual orientation.

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