Summer Swim Instructor

ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION:

The mission of Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club (GSGBC) is to empower girls and boys in the St. Louis metropolitan area, especially those who need us most, to realize their physical, intellectual, and emotional potential.

Since 2018, GSGBC has implemented trauma-informed care through its organizational operation and how services are provided to members and their families. GSGBC is currently working with the Conscious Discipline model, a trauma-informed, evidence-based model of social-emotional learning, to implement trauma-informed care in our Clubs. Conscious Discipline helps us to better understand children’s behavior and emphasizes safety, connection, and problem solving. Staff are trained in trauma-informed care and will be provided with the tools to better understand how trauma affects our members, and how they can deal with the behaviors associated with trauma.

GSGBC offers afterschool and summer programming for youth ages 6-16, serving more than 700 youth annually. GSGBC supports youth development and holistic health with programs that include Academics, Athletics, Character Building, Healthy Living, College & Career Readiness and The Arts.

This is a temporary, seasonal position for the duration of Summer Camp which is offered June through July, 7:00 am-6:00 pm. Summer staff will report May 29th.

PRIMARY FUNCTION:

  • Instructs members on water safety and proper swim techniques utilizing prepared lesson plans
  • Works collaboratively with licensed Lifeguards to ensure pool safety and guidelines are met
  • Evaluates members’ progress
  • Completes required paperwork in a timely manner
  • Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency and non-emergency situations
  • Provides a welcoming environment for all members
  • Develops positive relationships with participants and provide motivational support and guidance
  • Responds to challenges with possible solutions in a timely manner
  • Maintains accurate records as required by GSGBC and/or the City of St. Louis Health Department
  • Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed
  • Document any incidents and/or injuries and completes related reports as required
  • Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions
  • Attends and participates in required trainings and meetings
  • Assists in maintaining/organizing pool deck and surrounding areas as designated
  • Performs other duties as assigned

WORK ENVIRONMENT & 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:

  • Ability to react to emergency situations by quick movements, strenuous activity, and on occasion assist or lift persons in distress of varying weights
  • Required to remain alert to dangerous situations while sitting, standing or walking for various lengths of time
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds
  • The employee must endure extreme temperature conditions – up to 95 degrees with 100% humidity
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be a certified water safety instructor (American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor, YMCA Aquatics Certification, etc.) with at least 1 year of experience
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Certified in CPR by a nationally recognized organization, such as the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or an equivalent certification, including an in-person skills assessment, and be approved by the Department of Health and Senior Services
  • Ability to maintain certification-level physical and mental readiness
  • The ability to problem solve and process through critical thinking
  • Must pass the health and employment requirements set by Missouri Department Elementary and Secondary Education as a condition of employment, including fingerprints, background check, physical and drug screen

Physical Requirements/Work Environment:

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.

Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club of St. Louis provides equal employment opportunities to all regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, military service eligibility, veteran status, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Job Type: Part Time Seasonal Temporary
Job Location: 2524 S. 11th St.

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