Jan 20, 2020
The Head Swim Coach is expected to create a positive learning environment for swim instruction for all age groups. Responsibilities include age group coaching duties with emphasis on safety, proper skill development, seasonal planning, daily workouts, goal setting and promotion of both competitive swim and team goals. Work schedule is generally 20-25 hours during each work week Sunday – Saturday with evening or weekend work as directed by work schedule, programs and deadlines.
Ensure the safety of swim team/ lesson members, performing lifesaving and/ or first aid procedures when necessary.
Enforce team rules and policies as well as pool rules and regulations.
Supervise lifeguards and instructors as needed in the absence of the Aquatics Director.
Provide for the health and safety of participants, including ensuring that all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards, and that materials and equipment are safe.
Conduct swim team workouts and provide instruction to swim team members: enhance their swimming skills and development.
Communicate regularly with participants and their parents, as appropriate, to ensure they are aware of progress.
Maintain positive, courteous and professional relationships with families and children enrolled in the youth and camp programs, all JCC staff, professional staff from other related agencies and the greater community.
Keep complete records and write daily reports of each swimmer’s progress.
Perform various clerical duties in support of the swim team such as responding to parents and swimmers questions and memos, ( in person, via email or phone) creating workouts, taking attendance and assisting with meet entries as needed.
Participate in regular in-service training sessions.
Complete additional duties as assigned by supervisor such as lifeguarding as needed, assisting with picking up/drop off children from preschool, filling in for the Aquatics Manager when not present, (including teaching learn to swim classes for preschool).
ADDITIONAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS
Must have the ability to see and hold an image of a student’s performance of a stroke in memory in order to provide feedback and correction.
Must have the physical flexibility required to demonstrate and perform all six of the basic swimming strokes; and must also be able to tread water and float on front and back. Instructors must be able to see in bright light. (Instructors must have their own equipment, i.e. sunglasses, for dealing with glare and bright light conditions.) Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Must be attired appropriately for entering the water as part of their teaching ability.
Must have the ability to enter the water as needed to perform maintenance and other functions, and should be able to return to their initial post for extended periods.
Ability to work collaboratively with agency staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere, and maintain courteous and professional working relationships with members, guests, vendors and outside contacts of agency.
Must adhere to all agency policies and procedures, including agency safety requirements.
Must work the days and hours to perform all assigned responsibilities and tasks, and be punctual and timely in meeting all performance requirements, including but not limited to, attendance standards and work deadlines.
Any additional duties assigned by the Aquatics Director.
High school diploma
3-5 years’ experience in water safety and swim instruction
Must have current certification as an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor
Must have current certification in American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer is required
Must have current USA swimming coach certification
Current certifications in the following are preferred: American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and First Aid
Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, scanner, telephone, copy machine
Be familiar and operate a variety of pool, office and coaching equipment including computer, copier or assigned software.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 50 pounds), bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, and sitting
Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 75 lbs.), bending stooping, stretching, squatting and sitting
Must possess strength and endurance required to maintain constant supervision of swimmers
Must have the visual and auditory ability to keep track of multiple swimmers and to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to pool activities
Talking and hearing is essential for communication between swimmers and staff
Frequent exposure to outside elements (i.e. sun exposure, heat, humidity, rain)
Noise level can be quiet to moderate with moderate to loud levels during peak season
Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches
Palm Beach Gardens, FL, USA