Para-Swimming Club Coach

Applications due 08/13/19

Job Description:

Location: University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

The hours of work for this position may include 10: 00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., or 12:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. and some weekends depending on program needs.
The Para-Swimming Club Coach is responsible for the daily operations and development of the community Steadward Bears Para-Swimming Team within The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement. The Para-Swimming Club Coach is responsible for direct coaching, season ad practice planning, and attendance at various swim meets and events throughout the season. The Para-Swimming Club Coach is responsible for planning and carrying out fundraising events and initiatives. This position will work collaboratively with Swim Alberta, Varsity Swimming, and community partners to coordinate facility usage, recruit volunteers, and explore joint programming within the Athlete Development for Para-sport program. This position will focus on athletes in the following categories: developing and emerging, junior and national level athletes.
• Assess, prescribe, deliver and provide swim instruction to individuals living with impairment aged 12 years of age and older
• Prepare swim season and practice plans for para-swimmers in accordance with evidence based and/or NCCP standards where applicable
• Hold recruitment meetings/assessments with new and interested individuals, respond to program inquiries
• Develop resources and training guides for volunteers
• Work in a collaborative training environment with Varsity Swimming, Athlete Development for Para-sport programs, Free2BMe programs and community sport organizations
• Liaise with Aquatics Centre and Campus & Community Recreation to facilitate Centre wide aquatics programs
• Communicate with parents/athletes on upcoming events, athlete progression, and program news
• Ensure swimmers are registered with Swim Alberta and complete all swim meet entries
• Ensure The Steadward Bears Para-swimming team adheres to policies and procedures of Swim Alberta
• Support fundraising events and initiatives for The Steadward Bears Para-swimming Club
• Coordinate parent board activities as per swim club by-laws
• Support with programs and initiatives across all program areas
• Support community service learning placements for students enrolled in course work in the area of Adapted Physical Activity or related field
• Support education and training opportunities initiated by The Steadward Centre that include but are not limited to symposiums, workshops, international student tours, and presentations

• NCCP Sport Coach certification (certification in progress will be considered)
• Previous swim coaching experience preferred, other experience will be considered
• First Aid and CPR level C required
• Post- secondary degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, Recreation Therapy, or related field preferred
• Excellent communication (verbal & written), organization, and interpersonal skills
• Strong leadership qualities
• Ability to work in a team environment and independently

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