- The Towne Creek School is looking for an experienced swim teacher who is a positive person with excellent communication skills and is a great team player. Teachers will provide five two-week sessions for children aged 3 through 12 years. The teacher will be responsible for assessing student skills then planning and implementing swim lesson activities to enhance each student’s abilities. Other duties include daily testing and maintenance of pool chemical levels and ensuring that the pool area, furniture, and equipment are maintained safely.
- Must be 18 years of age and a high school graduate.
- Must have a clear FBI background check and be fingerprinted before starting employment.
- Must have experience teaching swim lessons and have WSI Certification from Red Cross or another recognized organization.
- If not currently certified, the applicant must be willing to enroll and complete a WSI course before June 6, 2013.
- Must be current in CPR and First Aid or complete an approved course within the first month of employment.
- Must have two years of experience caring for children in a licensed early childhood facility OR completed 24 hours of pre-service child care orientation.
- Must be friendly, hardworking, energetic, enthusiastic, creative, self-motivated, and willing to make learning fun! The position requires considerable flexibility and patience.
- Must be capable of managing a group of children with varied dispositions positively and respectfully.
- Must have good verbal and written communication skills such as content and grammar.
- Must be able to work well both independently and cooperatively in a positive, team-oriented environment.
- Must have a good attendance record and be punctual.
- Must withstand high heat and humidity for long periods.
- Must be able to fulfill the physical demands of the position, i.e., able to lift, carry, push and pull up to 50 pounds. Some climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling will be required.
- Ensure the safety of each child enrolled in the swim class through constant supervision.
- The teacher must be warm, friendly, creative, and communicate effectively.
- Should enjoy and respect the egocentricity of every child in the classroom.
- Plan and implement developmentally and age-appropriate swim lessons.
- Teachers should plan swim lessons to consider the following:
a) The various ages of the children
b) The various swimming abilities
c) The various levels of comfort in the water
- Whenever possible, swim lessons should utilize fun teaching methods to swim.
- On the first day of each session, Teachers must assess students’ swimming ability, and all students in the session are grouped based on knowledge.
- At the end of the first week, a written progress assessment will be prepared and distributed to the parents.
- Students will be picked up and dropped off at their classrooms by the Swim Teacher.
- Staff should report pool problems and repairs to the administration and the pool company.
- Must be open to change, new ideas, and constructive criticism.
- Attend all scheduled meetings and in-service presentations to acquire and convey information relative to job functions.
- Be knowledgeable of the Minimum Standard Requirements of Child Care required by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services about pool use.
SALARY RANGE $10 – $12 per hour
- Salary is based on several factors 1) Certifications 2) Years of experience, etc. The final salary is negotiable.