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Aquatic Fitness Instructor

JOB DESCRIPTION: Aquatic Fitness Instructor
EXEMPT: No
COMPENSATION: Dependent on qualifications and experience
DEPARTMENT: Parks and Recreation
REPORTS TO: Recreation Supervisor
SUMMARY:
Under the direction and supervision of the Recreation Supervisor, the Aquatic Fitness Instructor will provide a safe, enjoyable, and health-focused program to all registered participants. This is a part-time position on an as need basis based on class schedules and enrollment numbers.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops appropriate, safe, and enjoyable fitness programs based on instructor certifications, experience, participant ability levels, and best practices.
Responsible for ensuring participant safety by developing appropriate curriculum and by inspecting the area before and after class, reporting damages or inconsistencies with program parameters.
Responsible for the set-up and clean-up of activity space and equipment, keeping count of equipment and ensuring equipment is maintained, repaired and in the proper location.
Notifies Superintendent of Parks and Facilities of equipment needed prior to the start of the program.
Assists in any area of program preparation as needed.
Coordinates the program schedule based on availability of space and equipment.
Maintains attendance records in an organized manner.
Creates a welcoming environment for participants.
Implements the aquatic center fitness program check in and check out process.
Responsible for the supervision and safety of the participants during the entire session.
Teaches appropriate skills in a progressive sequence.
Dresses in attire appropriate for the instruction of aquatic fitness programs.
Notifies the Superintendent of Parks and Facilities of any behavior, complaints, or disciplinary problems in a timely manner.
Coordinates with aquatic center staff in emergency situations and completes accident and incident reports when appropriate.
Completes other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must have strong customer service skills.
Must be able to follow directions.
Must be reliable and punctual.
Must be flexible and able to work independently in a team-environment.
Must possess strong leadership skills and be able to lead participants in a fun and positive manner.
Required to work 15 minutes before and after the scheduled class time.
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
Must pass a State of Illinois criminal background check and pre-employment drug screen.
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
Aquatic Exercise Association Certification in is strongly preferred. Three years of experience in recreation, water fitness instruction, or fitness instruction setting is preferred. CPR, AED and First Aid Certifications required prior to the start of the program.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is often required to walk, sit, stand, reach with hand and arms, talk, and hear. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
SAFETY:
All employees are expected, as a condition of employment, to adopt the concept that the safe way to perform a task is the most efficient and the only acceptable way to perform it. Safety adherence of performance will be considered an important measure of employee performance evaluation. As such, the employee must:
Comply with established safe working rules.
Report all accidents and injuries immediately and cooperate in all accident and injury investigations, supplying full and complete information.
Submit recommendations for safety and efficiency, as well as report defective equipment and unsafe conditions.
Know their exact duties in case of fire or catastrophe.
Provide public protection from unsafe conditions and hazards.


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