Water Safety Instructor Aide (part time)

Eden Prairie, MN
Sep 30, 2019
Oct 30, 2019
Job Type
Employment Status
Part Time
Water Safety Instructor Aide Position Details


Status:  Part-time/Temporary/Seasonal (PTS) position, non-exempt

Salary:  Starts at $10.00 per hour

Location: Pool locations in Eden Prairie

Hours: 4-20 hours per week, with flexibility to work 30 to 40 hours per week during the summer; may vary based on business need

Reporting Relationship: Reports to Recreation Supervisor – Aquatics

Recreation Division

The Recreation Services Division has the responsibility for managing all recreation facilities and providing a variety of affordable recreation programs and services for all age groups and people for all abilities. The staff in this division are responsible for the management of facilities such as the Community Center, the Senior Center, and the Outdoor Center, as well as all other City park buildings and recreation facilities such as swimming beaches, sledding hill, amphitheatre and facilities on school property that are operated in partnership with the School District such as the Oak Point Pool and tennis courts at CMS.

Position Responsibilities

The Water Safety Instructor Aide assists the lesson instructor in providing water safety and basic swimming skills to individuals of all ages. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

  1. Assists the lesson instructor during lessons by monitoring and providing hands on assistance to all class participants; promotes water safety, assists in the development of swimming skills specified for class level

  2. Ensures a safe, friendly and enjoyable learning environment

  3. Adheres to all pool policies in a consistent, professional manner                                           

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

Position Requirements

Education: American Red Cross Water Safety Aide certification

Work Experience: Must be a minimum of 14 years of age; one to six months experience in a related field preferred.

Physical Requirements: This position requires the ability to swim all strokes successfully in accordance with American Red Cross Guidelines, swim a minimum of 500 yards consecutively, and lift and move objects.  Candidates invited to an interview will be asked to complete and successfully pass the City’s evaluation of a skills assessment prior to a conditional job offer.

Travel Requirements: Must have the ability to travel to different locations during the assigned work shift.


City Expectations

We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.

Position Specific Expectations

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.

Attention to Detail: Able to find errors in work and solve problems; anticipates issues and performs at a high level of accuracy; sets up systems to ensure errors are not repeated.

Accountability: Follows through on commitments; focuses on appropriate tasks throughout the shift; takes responsibilities for actions both as an individual and on behalf of the organization; actions and words are in sync; follows all policies and procedures; maintains confidentiality; is prepared and punctual to all scheduled shifts.

Sound Judgment:Able to make a decision based on the right mixture of facts; determines a course of action after weighing and analyzing different options.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts professional reference and criminal history checks for all employees joining the organization. All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

City of Eden Prairie Application Process

Application Deadline:  November 1, 2019

Review Applications: As Received

Interviews:  Typically within 1-2 weeks after application is received (if selected)

Pre-Employment Process: After interview (if selected)

Expected Start Date:  After formal job offer (usually one week after pre-employment checks are initiated)


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