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Water Safety Instructor Trainer - Part-Time

Continuing Education Department of Aquatics

Olive-Harvey College, One of the City Colleges of Chicago, is seeking Experienced Water Safety Instructor Trainer (WSIT) Educators with sound knowledge of the American Red Cross (ARC) Basic Swim Instructor (BSI) and Water Safety Instructor (WSI) Courses. The BSI/WSI Trainer will offer Face to Face and/or Blended Online ARC BSI and/or WSI courses to train Instructor Candidates whom have successfully demonstrated the course prerequisites at a level consistent with the desired ARC Certification. The WSIT will evaluate and offer appropriate teaching techniques, swim skills, water safety rules, and lesson plans to Instructor Candidates to teach group and/or private Learn-to-Swim lessons to participants of varying ages and skill levels. This position serves to inspire, motivate, and empower individuals of all skill levels to learn in an environment that is safe and comfortable to accomplish educational goals.

  • Adhere to the American Red Cross Instructor Development Training Program
  • Evaluate each Instructor Candidates Skill Performance to Ensure Competency & Consistency with Level Performance Chart of anticipated ARC Certification
  • Teach Aquatic Safety In, On, & Around Water and Drowning Prevention
  • Integrate Industries Research and Best Practice into the Swimming & Water Safety Program
  • Help Instructor Candidates improve their Teaching Skills to Better Assess Swimming Participants of varying ages and aquatic abilities to teach to the level best suited for the participants unique swimming style and progressive development
  • Educate Instructor Candidates to the Resources available for Water Safety Programs
  • Monitor Instructor Candidates to Prevent Accidents or Potential Injuries
  • Recognize and Respond Swiftly and Efficiently to All Aquatic Emergencies
  • Complete necessary Training Reports, Aquatic Daily Reports and/or Incident Forms
  • Must remain current with ARC Basic & Advanced Certifications
  • Maintain a Clean and Safe Aquatic Facility
  • Effectively work as a TEAM with other Aquatic Instructors, Lifeguards, Facilities and Management
  • Participate in In-Service Training
  • Flexibility to work early morning, day, evening, and/or weekend hours as needed
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • American Red Cross Certification: Water Safety Instructor*
  • American Red Cross Certification: First Aid, and CPR with AED*
  • American Red Cross Certification: Water Safety Instructor Trainer*
  • Pre-Employment Aquatic Skills Assessment (ARC Level 4)
  • Master’s Degree in Sport & Recreation Management or Related Field
  • American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard (LGI / LGIT) *
*Current, Verifiable, and in Good Standing with American Red Cross

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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