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Title

Swim Coach  

Position Swim Coach  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Percy Walker Pool  
Shift Days  
Open Date 10/17/2018  
Close date Rolling until filled  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number POO-18-00001  
Salary $17.00 per hour  
Description

JOB TITLE: Swim Coach

POSITION GRADE/LEVEL: Personnel Plan Schedule R- Non benefit eligible

RATE RANGE: $17.00 per hour

LOCATION: Typically Duxbury Pool

WORK SCHEDULE: 4.5 to 8.5 hours per week, to include Mon, Wed. and Fri. 5:15pm-6:45pm

SUPERVISION: Program Manager

Statement of Duties: The employee is responsible for writing seasonal plans within the framework of our team philosophy, creating daily workouts that combine warm-up, skills work, main set, cool down, and stretching, coordinating swim meets, doing entries for swim meets, leaving the pool deck clean after practice, teaching technique, and having fun. Also regularly checking in with the Aquatic Directors regarding workouts and general updates on the progress of the group, being present, professional and motivational at all of the training sessions, keeping his or her CPR certification up to date, attending all staff meetings, communicating with parents regarding the swimmers as well as schedule changes, fun updates, and coaching at the meets where the team is competing.

Supervision Required: Under the general direction of the Aquatic Directors and Recreational Directors, the employee plans and carries out the regular work in accordance with standard practices and previous training. Employee has substantial responsibility for determining the sequence and timing of action and substantial independence in planning and organizing the work activities, including determining the work methods. The employee is expected to solve problems by adapting methods or interpreting instructions to resolve the particular problem. Instructions for new assignments or special projects usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadlines and priorities. Technical and policy problems or changes in procedures are discussed with supervisor, but ordinarily the employee plans and carries out work independently. Work is generally reviewed for technical adequacy, appropriateness of actions or decisions, and conformance with policy or other requirements.

Supervisory Responsibility: Employee may lead other workers in accomplishing assigned work and performs non-supervisory work that is usually of the same kind and levels as is done by the group led. The employee is responsible for assisting employees to accomplish their assigned work and may perform non-supervisory work that is of the same kind and levels as is done by the group being led. Work operations are subject to substantial cyclical or seasonal fluctuations in work procedures or volume.

Confidentiality: Required as needed, in keeping with Town of Duxbury criteria.

Accountability: Consequences of errors, missed deadlines or poor judgment may result in adverse public relations, monetary loss, labor and material costs, danger to public safety and legal repercussions to the Town.

Judgment: Numerous standardized practices, procedures, or general instructions govern the work and in some cases, may require additional interpretation. Independent judgment is needed to locate, select and apply the most pertinent practice, procedure, regulation or guideline.

Complexity: The work consists of a variety of duties which generally follow standardized practices, procedures, regulations or guidelines. The sequence of work and/or the procedures followed vary according to the particular situation.

Work Environment: The nature of duties may involve a variety of indoor and outdoor conditions that may be unpleasant. However, work is suspended during inclement weather conditions.

Nature and Purpose of Public Contact: Position interacts with co-workers, the public and external contacts such as vendors, or representatives from other local organizations to explain or interpret procedures or guidelines, plan or coordinate work, or resolve problems as they occur. More than ordinary courtesy, tact, and diplomacy may be required to resolve complaints or deal with uncooperative persons who are participants in department-sponsored activities or events.

Occupational Risk: Duties generally do not present occupational risk to the employee. Personal injury could occur through employee failure to properly follow safety precautions or procedures. Examples of injury include bruises from falls, minor cuts or burns, muscular strains from lifting or carrying heavy equipment or materials or exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Essential Functions:

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  1. Participates in the training of staff for department activities.
  2. Attends training programs in order to maintain certification requirements of the position.
  3. Gives instruction in the area of specialty or more general recreation activities as necessary
  4. Explains and demonstrates the uses of supplies and equipment, and the techniques and procedures used in the activity sessions.
  5. Maintains equipment and supplies necessary for classes and/or instruction.
  6. Exercises professional judgement and responsibility in the conduct of the specialty activities for various age groups.
  7. Incorporates the activity into an acceptable total philosophy of recreation, and interprets this to the participants and to the general public in an effort to motivate expanded interest in the activity.
  8. May participates in planning course content.
  9. Assists other recreation staff in working with the specialized activity to meet the specific interests of people in the community.
  10. Assists with administrative duties in program of specialty.
  11. Plans and conducts swim meets and practices.
  12. May train staff and volunteers in the activities and related services.

 
Position Requirements

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience: High School diploma or equivalent preferred, with three (3) years of related work experience; OR any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential function of the position.

Special Requirements: First Aid and CPR with AED Certification. Valid Lifeguard Certificate preferred. Must be age eighteen (18) or older.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

Knowledge: Knowledge of swimming, recreation and leisure activities and practices related to youth/adolescents and their families. Experience swimming and experience as a swim instructor. Specific knowledge of theory and practices of a particular hobby, specialty, sport or recreational interest, including equipment and materials utilized; skill in particular specialty sufficient to demonstrate techniques of principles to students; skill in instructing others in techniques of hobby, specialty or craft; ability to effectively relate to a wide variety of patrons and ability to effectively use computer applications such as spreadsheets, word processing, calendar, e-mail and database software; ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform the essential duties of the position; initiative; tact; creativity; resourcefulness; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position.

Abilities: Ability to develop diplomatic, effective and constructive working relationships with coworkers, adults of all ages, children, adolescents and service providers. Must be physically fit in order to participate in department-sponsored activities or programs. Have the ability to demonstrate and go into the water.

Skill: Proficient oral and written communication skills required as well as effective time management and customer service skills. Computer, spreadsheet, word processing, calendar, e-mail skills are a plus.

Physical and Mental Requirements

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 position’s essential functions.

Physical Demands

Work requires agility and physical strength to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, swimming, walking, and standing. The employee is required to lift, push, or pull objects such as recreation equipment and related supplies.

Motor Skills

Duties require mental and physical abilities, as well as fine and gross motor skills. In addition activities may include moving objects, operating a telephone system, computer and other office equipment, typing and/or word processing, filing and sorting. Must be able to demonstrate sport-related recreational skills.

Visual Demands

Visual demands require the employee to constantly read documents for general understanding and analytical purposes. Employee must be able to distinguish colors.

 
About the Organization The Town of Duxbury is a residential community with a population of 15,000 located 35 miles southeast of Boston on the Atlantic coast. This coastal community has an active harbor, unspoiled beach and an active shellfish industry. Duxbury offers excellent schools, outstanding community services and a pleasant residential atmosphere. The form of government includes an 'Open Town Meeting', Board of Selectmen and Town Manager supported by a large number of citizens who enjoy actively serving the Town on a wide variety of Boards, Commissions and Advisory Committees.  
Created By Erin Carpenter  
Category Pool  
EOE Statement The Town of Duxbury is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, disability, age, genetic information, marital status, veteran or uniformed service member status, criminal history, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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