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Aquatics Certifications Team Member at Greater Philadelphia YMCA in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Posted in Management 30+ days ago.

Type: Part-Time

Job Description:


The Aquatic Certification Team Member is expected to develop and conduct certification training classes which require technical training and expertise; prepare lesson plans in accordance with certifying agency’s program standards.; solicit member and community feedback to ensure that programs are responsive to the needs of the community; maintain accurate course records and information regarding class participation, program progress and member feedback; ensure a positive, healthy and valuable experience for participants; assist in training and developing new instructors.



  • Adhere to and execute training designs for certification training classes.

  • Verify all course pre-requisites and testing requirements are met.

  • Complete and submit accurate written course records in a timely fashion.

  • Conduct classes with energy and enthusiasm.

  • Provide support and encouragement to participants.

  • Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the class time to set up equipment and to meet class participants.

  • Maintain professional appearance and wear proper uniform and nametag.

  • Provide excellent service to all members and notify supervisor of member needs, supplies or other items needed to ensure program quality and member satisfaction.

  • 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.

  • Provide excellent service to members and participants. Communicate all pool rules and ensure that you are accessible and identifiable.

  • Maintain current instructor certifications.



  • 18 years old with High School Degree or equivalent

  • Current Swim Lesson Instructor Trainer or ARC Lifeguard/First Aid, CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer instructor certification.

  • Maintain current instructor and instructor trainer certifications (YMCA, Red Cross, etc.).



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