The Aquatics Supervisor assists in organizing and implementing quality YMCA Aquatics programs and creates positive, nurturing relationships with students and cooperative relationships with community partners, parents and caregivers.
1. Oversees day-to-day program operation and ensures consistency with evidence-based practices.
2. Assist in planning and implementing program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with YMCA values. Promotes and supports the potential of all students in programs.
3. Helps to create new approaches to serve the needs of program participants. Advocates water safety and facilitates peer-to-peer connections as part of the overall program experience.
4. Coordinates participant enrollment and placement.
5. Assist in assigning and scheduling Safety Around Water program sessions
6. Communicates with all partners and stakeholders to promote the program and with parents and caregivers about program delivery to increase participation.
7. May recruit, retain, and supervise assigned staff (e.g., Swim Instructors and lifeguards who facilitate program delivery).
8. Conducts in-service trainings and maintains training records.
9. Maintains and submits all necessary forms and documentation, including procedures, chemical log checks, in-service reports, accident and incident reports, and staff certifications.
10. Helps make decisions regarding the cancellation of classes in the event of inclement weather, pool malfunction, and the like, and communicates the information to all affected staff and participants and their families.
11. Able to act as a program spokesperson, if called upon.
12. Ensure program, staff and patrons maintain hygiene habits/practices in accordance with CDC guidelines.
• Minimum age of 21
• Two years of college education in a related field preferred
• Current Lifeguard Certification
• Minimum two years of experience teaching and/or organizing aquatic programs
• Proven track record of sound judgment and good decision making; the ability to lead others; knowledge of aquatic programming; and the ability to communicate effectively—verbally and in writing—with participants, parents and caregivers, members, staff, and volunteers
• Ability to provide motivational counseling and effectively communicate information about the Y’s programs to the community
• Professional rescuer CPR/AED, first aid, and emergency oxygen administration certifications
• Child abuse prevention training within 30 days of hire date
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.
• Lift equipment and a small- to average-size child.
• Remain in the pool area at all times.
• Remain alert, with no lapses of consciousness, in a warm environment with air temperatures of 80 degrees or higher.
• Recognize distress signals.
• Support child or adult body weight in the water.
• Remain in water ranging from 80–90 degrees for one to four hours.
• Communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance, in normal and loud situations.
HOW TO APPLY:
For immediate consideration, please email a resume and/or a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications to Molly Tuzil at Molly.Tuzil@ymcali.org.