Company: YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Guiding Principles describe our behaviors to support our
organization's work throughout its life in all circumstances,
irrespective of changes in goals, strategies, and leadership. Our
Guiding Principles are as follows: We CULTIVATE-We grow staff and
volunteer leaders who will be stewards of the Y mission, resources,
and opportunities. We OWN-We think long-term and act on behalf of
the organization, beyond our own team. We WELCOME-We are inclusive
of all people and all communities. We SERVE-We provide timely and
excellent service to members, volunteers, community, and each
other. We LEARN-We are never done learning and always seek to
improve. We are curious about new possibilities and act to explore
them. We UNITE-We work together to achieve big goals and speak as
one voice. We RESPECT-We treat others with kindness and speak
positively about other people in all situations. We PLAY-We
celebrate, appreciate, and have fun!
The YMCA of Great Grand Rapids utilizes a Membership By Design
framework, which is a member involvement and community building
model for YMCAs across the country. All staff members-front-line,
management, full- and part-time-and volunteers have a role to play
in member engagement. These responsibilities can be broken into six
Enrollment: Staff and volunteers encourage potential members to
enroll in programs and activities that meet their needs.
Satisfaction: Staff and volunteers ask members continually about
their satisfaction with a program or activity, track responses,
listen to suggestions, and respond promptly in a manner consistent
with the values of caring, honesty, respect, and
Relationship Building: Staff and volunteers are open, friendly, and
approachable to all YMCA members and participants. Staff and
volunteers initiate interaction with and between members.
Education and Conversion: Staff and volunteers know about and share
their knowledge of the YMCA, its programs, its policies, its
mission, its values, and how it benefits members and the
Volunteerism and Leadership: Staff and volunteers create
opportunities for members to volunteer in their areas of interest,
and they ask members to do so whenever appropriate.
Ownership: Staff and volunteers encourage members to own the YMCA,
using words such as we, us, and our association (and actions that
match those words) to include members as well as staff and
The Swim Instructor is responsible for conducting swimming
instruction using the National Aquatic YMCA Programs. The Swim
Instructor will ensure a safe, fun area for children and adults to
interact and enjoy. This position offers flexible hours.
Teaches aquatic skills
Follows prepared lesson plans
Maintains teaching equipment
Maintains supervision of participants
Distributes and collects program evaluations
Implements Character Development in all programs
Handles parent/member complaints
Maintains all areas in clean, presentable fashion
Maintains pool and deck equipment
Enforces safety standards
Follows emergency procedures
Ensures State of Michigan's Department of Health requirements are
Performs any other functions necessary for the smooth and efficient
operation of the YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids.
$12.27 - $15.33 hr; Part-Time; Non-Exempt (up to 25hrs/week)
Free YMCA membership provided!
Six months to one year of recreation, lifeguard, swim instructor,
or water park experience; or equivalent combination of education,
training, and experience required. Ability to interact with people
of all ethnic backgrounds, ages, and lifestyles. Ability to
demonstrate aquatic skills. Ability to react quickly to emergency
situations. At least sixteen years of age or older. YMCA experience
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATION
Swim Instructor Certification required
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for rescue (required)
YMCA Swim Instructor Certification preferred
YMCA Lifeguard Certification, or equivalent, preferred
First Aid Certification required within the first 60 days
AED-Oxygen Certification required within the first 60 days
Blood Borne Pathogen training
State of Michigan criminal background clearance (ICHAT)
YMCA LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:
Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills to do the job
at a high level of accomplishment.
Uses best practices, guidelines, and industry standards as a
framework to improve performance.
Embraces all dimensions of diversity (i.e., ability, age, culture,
ethnicity, faith, gender, gender identity, income, national origin,
race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, etc.) by
treating all people with dignity, compassion, and respect.
Creates a safe environment in which others feel welcome and
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work environment and 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 read and comprehend simple instructions, short
correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple
Ability to add annd subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and
divide with 10's and 100's.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of
concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written
or scheduled form.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly
required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is
occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel,
crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee will regularly
be required to swim and/or swim while supporting up to 50 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include distance
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to
adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee
is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or
caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The noise level
in the work environment is usually moderate to loud, in an echoing
0-5% of local travel within the state of Michigan; occasional
out-of-state travel may be required for educational conferences or
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