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Swim Instructor
Bernard and Ruth Siegel Jewish Community Center
101 Garden of Eden Rd.
Wilmington, DE 19803

Principal Responsibilities:

Description Summary: Under supervision of the Aquatics Coordinator and Aquatics Director, Swim Instructors are responsible for leading and teaching safe and effective group and private swim lessons to the children in our community.

Essential Responsibilities:

Department: Aquatics

-Become familiar with the American Red Cross Learn-to-Swim curriculum and the Siegel JCC's swim lesson program.

-Provide competent and safe instruction for all participants.

-Plan and effectively organize class time.

-Teach with encouragement and positive reinforcement.

-Adapt teaching approaches to age, experience, and ability of participants so they can meet course objectives.

-Cover all material required in each level.

-Communicate regularly with participants and their parents, as appropriate, to ensure they are aware of participant progress.

-Complete records and report cards.

-Recognize and respond effectively in emergencies in accordance with facility emergency action plans.

-Enforce all facility policies, rules, and regulations.

-Complete all additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


This position description is not intended to be all-inclusive, but is intended to be a generalized description of the primary job responsibilities and expectations. Management may change the job responsibilities and expectations based on business requirements.

This position description is intended to comply with all known state and federal regulations and includes accommodation re-evaluations.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be able to work as a team and manage conflict situations.

Agency Information:

The Siegel JCC is a non-profit membership organization where people come together as a community to learn, share and celebrate. We inspire and connect people of all ages, faiths and backgrounds through social, educational, cultural, fitness and recreational opportunities, in a warm and welcoming environment. The JCC represents a feeling of home for children, families, teens, singles, seniors, and everyone in between.

The JCC houses preschool, child care and camp programs, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center, indoor pool, gymnasium and racquetball courts. Our thirty-acre family campus featuring an outdoor pool, ball fields, tennis and basketball courts offers a wide array of outdoor recreational services. The JCC is also home to Jewish holiday celebrations and cultural arts programming.

The mission of the Siegel JCC is to be the hub of Jewish life in our region. We strengthen the greater community by nurturing Jewish belonging and encouraging social, physical, and intellectual growth in an environment guided by Jewish values and culture.