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Bender JCC of Greater Washington
6125 Montrose Rd
Rockville, MD 20852
Please apply externally at https://www.benderjccgw.org/about-us/jobs/
About the Bender JCC:
The Bender Jewish Community Center in Rockville, Maryland is a premier community center at the heart of Jewish life in Montgomery County, operating a full-scale health and fitness center, pre-school, day camp and variety of education and arts programs.
We create a welcoming and inclusive environment, connecting the people of our Jewish community with each other, Israel, and the broader community. We inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being through programs of excellence rooted in Jewish values.
Our core values are
- Welcoming and inclusive (Hachnassat Orchim) - We open our doors to everyone and strive to create an inclusive and accommodating environment for people of different backgrounds, abilities and means.
- Respect (Kavod) - We seek to create a town square where our community can be exposed to diverse viewpoints and grapple with difficult issues in a respectful and civil manner.
- Jewish Peoplehood (Klal Yisrael) - We create connections to the people, history, culture, and land of Israel and with the Jewish people as a whole, welcoming all Jewish traditions and backgrounds.
- Community (Kehilla) - We facilitate relationship building and a sense of belonging to create communities across all stages of life.
- Working together (B'yachad) - We partner and collaborate with Jewish and secular organizations to build a stronger community.
- Wellness (Shmirat HaNefesh v'HaGuf) - We promote the well-being and fitness of every person.
- Spirit (Ruach) - We infuse spirit and fun into our activities and programs.
Why this role matters:
Our swim instructors are responsible for implementing the day to day swim instruction program and actively supervising children within the guidelines set by the Bender JCC. This is an exciting opportunity to work directly with our community and have a significant impact on the experience of members and guests.
- Instructing, evaluating, and supervising all swim lesson participants.
- Ensuring the safety of the participant in their own class.
- Remaining after class to answer participant and/or parent questions as needed and clean up supplies.
- Submitting completed report cards, skills sheets, and attendance information on time.
- Attending mandatory meetings and training sessions as scheduled.
- Acting immediately and appropriately to secure the safety of patrons in the event of emergency.
- Planning swim lessons and adapting activities based on participant needs
- Assisting in daily set up and clean-up of teaching areas and instructional equipment before students arrive.
- Leading activities while maintaining control over group, program, and equipment.
- Providing opportunities for each student to achieve success, including students with disabilities.
- Presenting professionally and maintaining a high standard of customer service.
- Supportive. You want the best for those around you and are excited about their accomplishments. You work to create a supportive environment to help colleagues and members thrive.
- Reliable. You begin and end class on time and show consistency in your work.
- You believe that diversity is a strength. You account for the value of diversity in every aspect of your work and you understand the nuances of diversity that shape the experiences of members and guests.
- Open to feedback. You have a desire and willingness to learn and grow, using feedback as an opportunity for professional development.
- Communicative. You engage in and understand the importance of effective communication, with individuals of all ages.
- Engaging. You bring a sense of fun to your work and have the desire and ability to work with children.
- Flexible. You're comfortable with change in your work environment and schedule.
- An age of 18 years or above.
- Ability to swim 100 yards, any stroke without stopping.
- Ability to lift children up to 40 pounds from water to side of pool.
- Ability to lead activities/skill sessions in the water for at least a half hour.
- Prior experience as a swim instructor or participant on a swim team.
- Desire and ability to work with children.
- Ability to teach swimming and water safety skills to children of varying ages and abilities, in an upbeat and effective manner.
- Visual and auditory ability to supervisor swimmers and to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
- Ability to accept guidance and supervision.
- Enthusiasm, patience, sense of humor, and self-control.
- Ability to perform other duties and responsibilities as needed, required, or assigned.
- Required COVID-19 vaccination.
Research shows that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they feel that they meet 100% of the qualifications. If this role sounds interesting to you, we encourage you to apply! The Bender JCC is committed to building a diverse team that draws on the strengths of people with a variety of identities, backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.
Compensation: $15 per half hour private lesson or half hour group class.
The Bender JCC of Greater Washington is one of the largest metropolitan JCCs in the country. Our mission is create a welcoming and inclusive environment, connecting the people of our Jewish community with each other, Israel, and the broader community. We inspire individuals of all ages and backgrounds to enhance their social, physical, intellectual and spiritual well-being through programs of excellence rooted in Jewish values.
The Bender JCC is a neighborhood a place to feel comfortable, make new friends and meet up with old friends. It is your place to schmooze, work out, learn a new skill, discuss a book, listen to a concert, see a film and much more.