Spanish Fork City
  • 02-Apr-2019 to 01-Jun-2019 (MST)
  • Spanish Fork, UT, USA
  • $8.50 - $11.00
  • Hourly
  • Seasonal

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR

DEPARTMENT:  PARKS AND RECREATION

JOB CLASS:  SEASONAL

JOB SALARY:  $8.50 - $11.00

JOB CLOSES:  Open Until Filled

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POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/ or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

EDUCATION and/ or EXPERIENCE

  • Must be currently 16 years old or older.
  • Must have successfully completed the American Red Cross Life guarding course and present a certificate of completion.
  • Must have worked in a water park as a lifeguard for a minimum of one year or one summer season with satisfactory evaluations from supervisors.
  • Must have successfully completed the American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor course and be a registered online with American Red Cross for reporting classes and training updates. 

WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTOR RESPONSIBILITIES

As a Water Safety instructor, you are responsible for:

  • Providing for the health and safety of participants by always ensuring that:
    • All equipment is clean and in good working order.
    • All participants have the physical ability to perform the skills and know to consult you for concerns about their physical ability to do so.
    • All participants are aware of health precautions and guidelines concerning infectious diseases.
    • The classroom, aquatic facility and all practice areas have been checked for any hazards.
  • Being familiar with and knowing how to use course materials and training equipment safely and effectively.
  • Informing participants about knowledge and skill evaluation procedures and course completion requirements.
  • Creating a non threatening environment conducive to achieving the learning objectives.
  • Preparing participants to meet the course objectives.
  • Adapting your teaching approach to match the experience and abilities of the participants, identifying participants who are having difficulty and developing effective strategies to help them meet course objectives.
  • Supervising participants while they are practicing course skills and providing timely, positive and corrective feedback as they learn.
  • Evaluating participants as they perform skill, focusing on critical performance steps as described in the course outlines, stroke performance charts and/ or skill sheets.
  • Conducting courses in a manner consistent with course design.
  • Issuing course completion certificates.
  • Submitting the required course documents according to current Red Cross procedural guidelines within the specified time frame. 
  • Being prepared to answer participants' questions or knowing where to find the answers.
  • Providing a positive example by being neat in appearance and not practicing unhealthy behaviors, such as smoking, while conducting courses.
  • Applicants may be required to submit to a criminal background check and fingerprint report and must pass required drug screening.
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