Water Safety Instructor (WSI)

Fullerton, CA, USA | SRC | Part-time


Job Title:  Water Safety Instructor (WSI

Hourly Rate: $ 14.78

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 Under minimal supervision and working independently, the WSI Instructor will instruct progressive swimming lessons to children ages 6 months to adult.

  • Maintain accurate records of class attendance per course.
  • Enforce safety at all times.
  • Submit Red Cross Course records within 48 hours of course completion.
  • Teach appropriate class content according to class descriptions/progressions provided, unless approved by Safety and Aquatics Coordinator.
  • Teach classes back to back to children of all ages and adults, according to American Red Cross guidelines.
  • Prepare pool facility for scheduled activity (setting up life buoys, backboards, kickboards, etc.)
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures as stated in the SRC Aquatics Manual.
  • Responsible for preparing accident, missing item and incident reports as required, and contacting appropriate University personnel in case of emergencies within the necessary time frame.
  • Must maintain strict adherence to safety procedures and attend all safety meetings as scheduled.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Must be able to maintain strict adherence to all policies and procedures.
  • Must be able to be on time, prepared to work and adhere to department dress code.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Know, apply, and enforce rules for assigned sport/activity.
  • Demonstrates good verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  • Displays a positive attitude with customers, coworkers and toward work.
  • Demonstrates the ability to help others adapt to new situations.
  • Must be able to accept instruction/constructive criticism from supervisor.
  • Must be able to recover from and continue to work successfully following disappointments, setbacks, or mistakes.
  • Must be able to work through bad experiences by assessing what caused them, what can be done to repair them and how to avoid them in the future.
  • Must be able to keep an accurate record of hours worked by clocking in and out correctly.

Additional Requirements:

Typical Mental Requirements: 

  • Patience, concentration, and understanding for long periods of time.

Typical Physical Requirements:

  • Must be physically fit and able to work outdoors and in water for a minimum of 3.5 hours per day. Must be able to swim and demonstrate 5 swim strokes with proficiency.  Must be able to swim 100 yards and climb out of a pool without using a ladder.
  • Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.
  • Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards
  • Must be able to safely carry and lift up to 50 lbs in and out of the water.

Special Requirements

  • Must obtain First Aid/CPR/AED Certification within 30 days of employment.
  • Required to be a General Mandated Reporter and sign ASI General Mandated Reporter Form.
  • Must be available to work One-Day Tournaments in the absence of IM Coordinator as needed.