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Lifeguard/Swim Instructor
Katie and Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center
306 Flora Drive
Columbia, SC 29223

Principal Responsibilities:

The Kahn JCC is currently accepting applications for part-time positions for: LIFEGUARD and SWIM INSTRUCTOR. We are looking for motivated team players comfortable working in a structured environment. Our members provide our community fitness center with dedicated clientele and we encourage a strong customer service focus in our team.

The Kahn JCC is located in Columbia's growing northeast and provides its members with quality educational and social programs and services with a recently converted salt-water pool that is home to a thriving swim league and many other year-round attractions.

This position is looking to fill flexible hours spanning our hours of operation.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

1. Enforce all pool rules and aquatics center and Kahn JCC policies

2. Follow swim lesson progression guidelines

3. Arrive punctually for all shifts/lessons

4. Maintain a consistent work schedule where you always exceed patrons' expectations

5. Excellent communication with the parents of swimmers as well as all patrons and staff

6. Provide motivation, encouragement and positive energy to each student in each lesson.

7. Submit proper administrative paperwork for all payroll accurately and timely

8. Assist in the development, implementation and marketing of innovative swim programs

9. Active participation in meetings and training programs including in-service training; maintain current Red Cross Lifeguard Training and CPR/AED certification

10. Assist in the maintenance and cleanliness of the aquatics center

11. Notify Aquatics manager or a manager of any accidents, rescues, or problems that have arisen, or equipment in need of repair

12. Understand and anticipate the needs of members; be attentive, listen carefully and follow up

13. Maintain a clean, safe work environment

14. Enforce the rules and policies of the JCC

15. Enjoy the following benefits of employment with the JCC:

strong member base and dedicated clientele,full use of community fitness center facilities and services including aquatics, and athletics, and employment with a large, financially sound Company with a growing family

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will possess the following skills, abilities and experience:

1. Current certifications in lifeguarding, CPR, first aid, and AED

2. Water Safety Instructor Certification (Preferred)

3. Requires proficient swimming ability and the proper application of rescue and first-aid techniques

4. Knowledge of water hazards, lifesaving techniques and first aid, recognize hazardous situations, and adopt effective courses of action

5. Ability to properly extract victims from the water to the pool deck

6. Require attentiveness to visual and audible cues for recognition and identification of swimmers in distress or in process of unsafe behaviors

7. Mobility around and in the pool

8. Effective communication skills and engage positively with membership

9. Excellent communication with employees, members, and guests

10. Enthusiastic, friendly attitude and professional appearance

11. Reliable team player with the ability to work under pressure and multitask

12. A flexible schedule and the ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays

13. Ability to stand for long periods of time

14. Some experience necessary in instructing

Agency Information:

The Kahn JCC is Columbia's resource for a wide spectrum of programs, events, fitness, childcare, spiritual and educational opportunities, and more. We provide for the social, cultural, educational, recreational, and health-related needs of the Jewish community and the extended Midlands community. The Kahn JCC serves the whole family and welcomes all ages, faiths, and backgrounds.