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Aquatics Instructor Aide Team Member at Greater Philadelphia YMCA in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


The Aquatic Instructor Aide is responsible for working in the water with an Instructor Team Member, assisting in conducting aquatic instruction for members and participants; providing support and encouragement to assist students in learning to swim; ensuring safety and cleanliness of pool area and adherence to all YMCA Aquatic Safety Standards at all times.



  • Provide a safe environment that allows members and participants to learn to swim.

  • Encourage and support students to provide an enjoyable aquatics experience.

  • Evaluate swimming skills; complete progress reports for each session; complete communications for parents.

  • Assist in the instruction of swimming skills and techniques in accordance with YMCA standards, under the direct supervision of a certified YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor

  • Participate as a part of the aquatics staff team in providing a safe and enjoyable environment.

  • Respect others by arriving on time and in accordance with schedule.

  • Attend staff meetings and trainings as required.

  • Communicate all pool rules and ensure that you are accessible and identifiable.

  • Pursue YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification



  • 15 years of age with successful completion of swimming skills test.

  • Pursue YMCA swim Lesson Instructor certification.



All Greater Philadelphia YMCA staff are responsible for the following:


  • Ensure that children in the care of the GPY and participating programming are kept safe from harm.
  • As a Mandated Reporter you are obligated to report ALL suspicions of abuse or neglect to the requisite state agency.
  • Maintaining the safety of all members and staff by identifying and correcting risk situations, and ensuring incident-reporting procedures are followed.
  • Ensuring the overall cleanliness of the facility.
  • Maintaining a clean, well-groomed appearance and keeping in compliance with the Association and Department Dress Code Policy.
  • Exhibit strong leadership skills; possess a passion and commitment to member service and satisfaction, building and maintaining a culture of ensuring excellent Member Experience (MX).
  • A commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


    Essential Duties and Responsibility Addition for All Staff:

    In order to ensure the health and wellness of the employees, members, and visitors of the GPY YMCA and all locations where GPY YMCA operates business, in addition to the essential duties and responsibilities listed on your current job description, the following are additional duties and responsibilities that may be assigned at any time where appropriate during the COVID-19 pandemic or any pandemic/communicable disease where the duties are appropriate. These additions are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned and required as needed:

    • Enhanced cleaning in areas where the employee is not directly/normally assigned as well as normally assigned areas. All employees are expected to assist in and support the efforts of the GPY YMCA when it comes to health and wellness for the facility and other locations where the GPY YMCA conducts business. All employees are expected to wipe machines, screens, computers, or anything that is used after they use it, all employees are expected to wash their hands on a frequent basis (recommended every 30 minutes if possible), and use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available.

    • Temperature Taking/Wellness Questionnaire Taking Assignments

    • Directing Members/Visitors in areas where the employee is both normally and not normally assigned

    • The employee may be assigned to areas other than their normally assigned area as needed to meet organizational needs. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, being assigned areas to count people, help direct flow of traffic in an area, being assigned to a specific area to assist with doors, and any other duty as needed by the organization.

    • All other duties as assigned as it relates to COVID-19 or other communicable disease and/or pandemic.



    Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of spoken word to impart oral information and to convey detailed, spoken instructions to staff, members, children, and volunteers accurately, quickly, and loudly. Ability to perceive the nature of sounds by ear; ability to lift and carry 50-75 pounds; ability to maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling. Ability to move about on foot quickly; ability to stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where they actually are and clearly see at 20 inches or less and 20 feet or more.



    Exposure to high levels of noise and various environmental conditions.


    Acquire and maintain the following certifications:

    1. CPR/AED/O2 (annually), First Aid & Lifeguarding (valid 2 years) obtained through the American Red Cross

    2. Requisite OSHA online trainings (valid 1 year unless otherwise noted)

    3. Mandated Reporter Training (valid 5 years)

    4. Additional training and development specific to your role as reference in onboarding packet.



    At the YMCA we value CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY in personal character and behavior and believe that they are essential to attaining our mission