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Swim Instructor II - Forsyth County

Company: YMCA of Atlanta
Location: Cumming
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta serves more than 300,000 individuals with 23 full facilities and ten additional camping and childcare locations. The Y provides financial assistance to support more than 25,000 youth, teens and families. The Y offers programs that serve kids, adults and families at all stages of life. As the largest provider of early learning and after-school programs in Georgia, the Y is closing the achievement gap for Atlanta youth. During the teen years, the Y focuses on leadership development to prepare teens to connect to and serve their communities. A leader in healthy living, the Y offers youth sports and wellness programs designed to help kids and adults live healthier and be more active. A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus:

  • YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
  • HEALTHY LIVING - Improving the nation's health and well-being.
  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

    This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Swim Instructor II at YMCA of Metro Atlanta maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in both group and/or private/semi-private swim classes.

    Minimum Requirements :

    • YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent.
    • CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications required.
    • Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
    • Principles of Youth Development E-Learning (within 30 days of hire)
    • Y-USA Leader Certification (within 90 days of hire)
    • At least 17 years of age.
    • At least 6 months experience.

      Ongoing Responsibilities :

      • Instructs swimming lessons (both group and private) in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly, and supports members and program participants in achieving their goals.
      • Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers, members or program participants, and colleagues at all levels of the organization; helps participants and families connect with each other and the YMCA; and encourages parent or caregiver involvement.
      • Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers program participants and families to other programs.
      • Maintains records as required (e.g., attendance, progress reports).
      • 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 class aides as assigned.
      • Supports and leads quarterly inservices.


        • Collaboration
        • Developing Self & Others


          The effectiveness of this position is primarily measured by the stated satisfaction of members and ensuring a safe, clean and controlled environment in accordance with the Metro Atlanta YMCA Philosophy.


          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 instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.
          • Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.

            As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest, most nimble and essential nonprofits in Atlanta. Mission-bound to serve, we are an organization designed to meet all people where, how and when they need us. In times of peace, we are a catalyst for connection; in times of crisis, a source of comfort and security. Join us as we carry out our commitment to positively impact lives and communities across the state.

            The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work.

            Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

            It's fun to work in an organization where people truly BELIEVE in what they are


            We're committed to bringing passion and people together to champion

            communities where everyone belongs.

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Keywords: YMCA of Atlanta, Roswell , Swim Instructor II - Forsyth County, Other , Cumming, Georgia

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