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Cape Cod Young Men's Christian Assoc. Swim Instructor in West Barnstable, Massachusetts

This position provides direct swim lessons to increase skill and safety in and around water. This position provides direct leadership, instruction, and motivation for students in swimming classes. Essential Functions: Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly. Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers students and parents to other programs. Maintains records as required i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc. Maintains required certifications. Attends all staff meetings and trainings. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes reports as necessary. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment. Other duties as assigned. YMCA Competencies (Leader): Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y's values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fundraising. Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person?s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others. Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members. Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. Qualifications: Minimum age of 16. CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certifications. Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards. YMCA Swim Instructor certification or equivalent within 120 days of hire. Physical Demands: Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques. Ability to lift equipment and a small to average size child.

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