Aquatics Facilitator

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Salary: $25.00 P/H


The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

The YMCA of Greater New York is seeking an Aquatics Facilitator responsible for maintaining safe conditions in and around the swim area at YMCA pools. The Aquatics Facilitator will promote a safe and positive atmosphere in accordance with YMCA aquatics policies and procedures.  Will provide instruction based on the YUSA Lifeguard Instructor / Swim Lesson Trainer national curriculum, uphold the standards required for YLG/ YSLv6 certification, and will motivate his/her participants.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Must be Instructor Ready: Identifiable in the classroom (business casual) and at the pool (swimsuit, swim cap Instructor shirt), use & teach YLG-I /YSL-T program materials, maintain records (attendance, track progress, and other required by YLG/YSLv6).
  • Instruct participants according to YMCA Lifeguard Instructor Curriculum/ Y Swim Lesson v6 Trainer curriculum aquatics program standards: using course required manuals, materials for YLG-rescue equipment, manikins, AED + Oxygen trainers, for YSL-lesson guides, Skills & topic library, instructional devices, and model guided discovery teaching, and for both - effective class organization and positive relationship with participants.
  • Ensure course materials and instructional equipment remains in good condition; have all equipment ready prior to classes, disinfect as required-if needed, and put away after.
  • Attend mandatory in-service training quarterly
  • Must have the YMCA LG & YMCA LG-I certifications and/ or YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor v6 and YMCA Swim Lesson Trainer v6 certifications.
  • Know and understand the Emergency Action Plan and Emergency Evacuation Routes.
  • Enforce aquatics safety rules consistently and fairly.
  • Maintain positive relationships with class participants, parents, non-class members and staff.  Show members and colleagues respect by listening carefully and showing empathy when dealing with a difficult situation.
  • Promote other aquatics programs and have knowledge of pool schedule and programs.
  • Must follow the directions of the YMCA aquatic supervisors in accordance with YMCA aquatic standards.
  • Follow and maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.
  • Other activities and duties as needed that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard Instructor and/or Current YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor Trainer certification (base level certs required to maintain instructor/trainer certs).
  • Current BLS and First Aid and Emergency Oxygen.
  • Demonstrate LG rescues, swim strokes and BLS/BFA/EO skills.
  • Maintain certification level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Responsible for recertification before expiration of all certs.
  • This is an on-call YMCA Lifeguard Instructor and/or YMCA Swim Lesson Trainer who will teach certification course as needed at all aquatics branches. Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community. As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve. Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity. 

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Center in Cornerstone. 

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities

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