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Summary of Duties: Under close supervision, the Swimming Teaching Assistant is responsible for assisting the Water Safety Instructor with teaching swimming and diving lessons, and promoting pool and water safety.
Examples of ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (Illustrative Only)
Management reserves the rights to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
- Assists the Water Safety Instructor with teaching swimming and diving lessons and promoting safety.
- Participates in preparing for lessons; takes class attendance.
- Performs general maintenance and housekeeping in the aquatic facility.
- Ensures the safety of class participants; notifies appropriate staff member of safety concerns or issues.
- Responds to question regarding swimming lessons.
- Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work schedule is essential.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Typical Decisions: The incumbent must be able to exercise good judgment to ensure a safe environment for participants. The incumbent will need to decide which equipment will be needed prior to class times and be able to decide which technique to use in assisting the Water Safety Instructor.
Knowledge of: Current swimming techniques; CPR; first aid.
Skill in: Demonstrating and teaching swimming; working tactfully with the public; communicating effectively both verbally and in writing.
Education: No formal education required.
Experience: Must be at least fourteen (14) years of age.
Any work related experience resulting in acceptable proficiency levels in the above Minimum Qualifications is an acceptable substitute for the above specified education and experience requirements
Licenses and Certifications: American Red Cross Community First Aid and Safety; completion of Plano's Learn-to-Swim Assistant course preferred.
Conditions of Employment: Must pass a drug test, criminal history background check, periodic CJIS background check (for positions requiring access into Police buildings) and social security number verification check.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:Must possess mobility to work in and around City pools and facilities; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform light to medium physical work and perform swimming and diving techniques; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves frequent walking in operational areas to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, twist and reach when teaching and maintaining pool area. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to 50 pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.
Employees work in and around City pools and facilities and are exposed to loud noise levels, hot temperatures, chemical hazards, and hazardous physical substances and fumes.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills which may be required. The position also requires meeting the essential requirements of the Job Task Analysis, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE/M/F/V/D
Open positions are subject to close without notice.
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