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Water & Safety Instructor
Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches
5221 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

Principal Responsibilities:

To create a positive learning environment for swim instruction for all age groups. Responsibilities include age group coaching duties with emphasis on safety, proper skill development, seasonal planning, daily workouts, goal setting and promotion of both competitive swim and team goals. We have positions in both our Palm Beach Gardens location and Boynton Beach.

Minimum Qualifications:



Position requires constant internal and external interaction with employees, supervisors, officers, board members, committee members, other agency personnel and community members. Responsible for maintaining positive, courteous, and professional relationships with all JCC staff, professional staff from other related agencies and the greater community.


  • Tasks involve the ability to exert moderate physical effort which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (up to 50 pounds), bending, stooping, stretching, squatting, and sitting.
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Noise level is mild to moderate.

Instructors and coaches must be able to see and hold an image of a student's performance of a stroke in memory to provide feedback and correction. Instructors must have the physical flexibility required to demonstrate and perform all six of the basic swimming strokes; and must also be able to tread water and float on front and back. Instructors must be able to see in bright light. (Instructors must provide their own equipment, i.e. sunglasses, for dealing with glare and bright light conditions.) Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WSI's are expected to be attired appropriately for entering the water as part of their teaching. WSI's are expected to enter the water as needed to perform maintenance and other functions and should be able to return to their initial post for an extended period, even in wet clothing.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and reach with hands and arms.

The work environment for lifeguards is usually hot and humid. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually high.


$25,000 - $35,000

Agency Information:

Jewish Community Centers are multi-service community agencies that provide a wide array of programs, courses, and activities for people of all ages. In addition to stimulating and rewarding work, you'll enjoy a friendly family-like atmosphere that values your mental and physical well-being. JCC employees can use the on-site fitness facilities and take part in all of the programs available. Competitive salaries and generous holiday, vacation, and healthcare plans underscore your importance to the JCC. In a recent survey of JCC employee satisfaction, more than 90 percent of professionals reported enjoying their jobs!

Benefits (Full-Time Employees)

Our mission at the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches is to build community and enhance connection to Jewish life. We embrace employees, members and guests of any race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State law. A non-discrimination clause concerning employment opportunity is incorporated in the Personnel Manual. The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.