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YMCA of Greater Omaha Kirn Pool Swim Instructor in Council Bluffs, Iowa

This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Swim Instructors create a safe and welcoming environment for participants while instructing and motivating students.

  • Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA training and curriculum.

  • Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and 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.).

  • Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.

  • Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.

  • Trains and supervises Assistant Swim Instructors as assigned.

  • Actively participates in department and branch meetings and/or trainings.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.



Communication & Influence

Developing Others

  • At least 16 years of age

  • Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards

  • Complete before first shift: YMCA cause & culture training; Aquatics-specific training, including CPR/AED & First Aid training, if needed; Child Abuse Prevention Training (provided by the YMCA)

  • Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of the community and successful clearance of background check


  • 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.

  • Recreational environment; aquatics facility. While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, reach with hands or arms, stoop, kneel, crouch and/or move a maximum of 25 lbs.

  • Regular use of pool to instruct participants and participate in in-service training.

  • Sufficient strength, agility and mobility to perform essential functions required.

  • On-site attendance required.

The YMCA of Greater Omaha is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Req No.: 2020-4074

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Street: 7 South 4th St.

Post End Date: 10/31/2020