Note: All applicants must have current lifeguard certification and a WSI certification or have at least 1-year swim lesson instruction experience.
Swim Lesson Instructor & Lifeguard Position Description: Teach swimming lessons to youth ages 3 - 12 years of age by following the American Red Cross “Learn to Swim” program (includes ARC levels Pre-K 1 - 3 (2.5 - 5 years) and Learn to Swim levels 1 – 6 (5 - 16 years)). Class sizes will vary from 3 to 12 students per instructor. Class length is 30-minutes with 15-minutes
between classes. Instructors are required to teach from “in the water” for all Pre-K classes and Learn to Swim levels 1 - 2. Instructors may teach from the pool deck for Learn to Swim levels 3-6. Some lifeguarding responsibilities during class are also required.
Responsibilities: Primary guard responsibilities include; Supervise pool deck area and lifeguard 25 yard x 40 yard college swimming pool; Monitor safety of pool area and patrons; Enforce pool usage and facility policies during open swim and during reserved usage time; Manage/Supervise large group events in the pool area; and secure facility during non-usage time. Secondary guard responsibilities include; Open/close pool and pool deck as needed; and clean pool deck area and guarding/class equipment/supplies. Other duties as assigned.
- Current Lifeguard certification required (from an accredited institution such as the American Red Cross). *Your Lifeguard certification must also include a certification in CPR/First Aid/AED for the professional rescuer.
- Current WSI certification (or the equivalent of at least 1 year experience teaching swim lessons to youth)
- Must be able to lift at least 25lbs without assistance
- Proactive as well as reactive lifeguarding skills
- Knowledge of emergency procedures for swimming pools
- Ability to communicate, instruct, and supervise children in the lesson program and all patrons in the surrounding pool area
- Ability to make prudent decisions, work effectively with fellow staff members and evaluate as well as correct safety issues that may affect the health/safety of the patrons
- Friendly, outgoing, team player, caring, responsible, reliable and able to work without direct supervision
- Ability to commit to the entire duration of the summer schedule (6/19/17 – 8/13/17)
- Ability to commit to training/orientation on varied days between June -12 – 16, 2017 between the hours of 9am-5pm (hours will vary on each training day, totaling 8 to 16 hours of overall orientation/training
Other Work Conditions:
- All guard shifts and swim lessons are in our outdoor pool - all employees will be working in direct sun for the most of their shift and be exposed to other non-predictable weather elements (e.g. rain, wind, etc.)
- All employees will be exposed to a moderate to loud noise conditions
- All employees must complete a “minor safety” training orientation video (paid orientation time) before 6/19/17. If the training is not completed, the employment contract will be voided immediately.
- Hours vary between 4 to 7.75 hours a day, 5 days a week between 9:30am – 7:15pm, Monday - Sunday. Hours depend on the success of the program and class scheduling. We will cancel classes with low enrollment, thereby, canceling or shortening shifts.
- The average hours per week is 28
- All shifts will be split between guarding and teaching
- All staff is required to work varied weekend (Fri-Sun) shifts between 9:45am-6:15pm (4-7 hours per shift)
- Due to the shortened period of the summer program, we will not grant any time off (vacation time) during Monday – Thursday for the entire duration of the program. All applicants must be available to work at least Mon-Thurs for the listed dates of the program. We can approve time off on varied weekends (Fri-Sun) as long as we have enough staff to safely manage the pool area.
Employment Dates: June 12 - Aug 13, 2017
Application Process: Send resume and 3 professional references to:
Application deadline is 6/04/17
*All selected candidates will be required to complete a mandatory background check prior to finalizing offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon passing the background check and successful completion of the hiring paperwork as well as a “minors in the workplace” safety video.
University of San Diego is an EOE.