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Kroc Center - Swim Lesson Instructor

Kroc Center - Swim Lesson Instructor

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The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.



Inspire people to discover their God given talents and develop their potential through artistic, educational, physical, and spiritual experiences in a Christ-centered atmosphere.



The Swim Lesson Instructor is responsible for ensuring the safety of the members while instructing the lessons that fit the needs of the participants and class description.


WORK SCHEDULE:  Tuesdays 5:00pm to 7:00pm; Saturdays 9:00am to 11:00am.


  1. Understand the properties of water and use them to provide a well-planned, safe and effective class.
  2. Serve as an exemplary model to encourage all participants.
  3. Be a first-class listener, motivator, leader and educator.
  4. Tailor classes to the needs of the participants and offer alternatives to meet the different needs of participants.
  5. Correct participants if they are not using the equipment properly to prevent injuries.
  6. Make sure all equipment is returned to the proper storage area after class.
  7. Attend training for continuing education.
  8. Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.
  9. Schedule varies and can include evenings, weekend, and holiday hours.
  10. All other duties as assigned.


MARGINAL DUTIES:  Other similar and related duties may be assigned.  Provide monitoring of swim students and answer questions.



To perform this job successfully, and 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: Less than high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and at least 6 to 12 months of related experience in Water Instruction.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Preferred current certification in CPR/AED.


COMPUTER/PROGRAM SKILLS: Basic computer skills are needed to access time clock and personal information via a web based system.  Experience with Microsoft Office.


COMPLEXITY OF DUTIES: Routine duties involving use of various procedures and application to clearly prescribed standard practices which require the making of minor decisions and use of some judgment as to the method of performance.


SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Under immediate supervision, performs specifically assigned tasks only as instructed, subject to regular check of performance.


ERRORS AND QUALITY OF WORK: Probable errors or quality of work problems usually detected in succeeding operations and generally confined to a single department or phase of organization activities.  Most of the work is verified or checked.  Corrections may involve back-checking by others.


LANGUAGE SKILLS: English proficiency sufficient for communication with supervisors, co-workers, clients and customers.  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.


MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:  Must pass all applicable background checks. 


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position requires the ability to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel.  This position also requires the ability to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and talk or hear.  This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds.  There are no special vision requirements.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  This position may have exposure to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.  The noise level is loud in a swimming pool environment.


COMMENTS:  The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to revisions at the discretion of the employer.