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Job Posting ID# 65349

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YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County
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50 Graham Road West
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Alyson Murphy
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Continuous / All Terms
YMCA of Ithaca & Tompkins County
50 Graham Road West, Ithaca, NY 14850
Ithaca/Tompkins County
Swim Instructor
Job Classification Level:
Level II
Employer Type:
Community Work Study Program Employer
Alyson Murphy
Job Description:
The mission of the Ithaca YMCA is simple. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to be healthy, learn, connect and have fun. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and engage in work centered in social responsibility.

1. Provides swimming and water safety instruction to students of all ages and abilities.
2. Plans and implements program activities that are culturally relevant, developmentally appropriate, and consistent with YMCA values.
3. Helps to create new approaches to serve the needs of program participants.
4. Adheres to program standards, including safety and cleanliness standards, and ensures consistency with evidence-based practices.
5. Maintains constant supervision of students, identifies students who need assistance, and supports students as necessary to ensure a positive learning environment.
6. Attends all staff meetings and trainings as required.
7. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention, and emergencies.
8. Maintains positive relationships with parents and caregivers and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.

*Employees are allowed access to facilities
Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
YMCA Swim Instructor V6 certification is desired but not required

1. Demonstrated ability to swim in shallow and deep water and tread water; recognize students who may need assistance; and recognize and remedy hazardous and dangerous situations.
2. Ability to lift equipment and a small-to average-size child, and support child or adult body weight in the water.
3. Remain alert, with no lapses of consciousness, in a warm environment where air temperatures reach 80 degrees or higher.
4. Recognize distress signals.
5. Remain in water ranging from 80-85 degrees for one to four hours.
6. Communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance, in normal and loud situations.
Work Schedule:
3:30-6:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00a-12:00p on Saturdays. Opportunity for more hours during the summer term.
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How to Apply:
Send resume to Alyson Murphy at
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Career Field Information

Career Field:
All Majors - opportunities open to everyone
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Athletic Services
Career Field:
Public Services - Misc.