Swim Job: Swim Angelfish seeks Swim Instructors

JOB DESCRIPTION

Swim Angelfish, logoSwim Angelfish is looking for energetic and enthusiastic swim instructors for our Connecticut, New York, and Massachusetts locations. Swim Angelfish offers Pediatric Aquatic Therapy, Swim Lessons, and Summer Camps for children with special needs. We work with children a variety of diagnosis such as Autism (ASD), Sensory Processing Disorders (SPD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Rett syndrome, Down syndrome, Cerebral palsy, or any condition that affects sensory or neurological function, motor coordination, mobility, or core strength.

EXPERIENCE

• Working with children in or out of the water. Knowledge of children of all abilities. Experience with special needs population recommended. Participation in aquatic lessons, swim team or leisure swimming.

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION

• Current CPR and First Aide required
• Red Cross WSI, Starfish Institute, YMCA or Swim instruction training from an Aquatic Educator Curriculum. Willing to be trained.
• 15 hours hands on training with the Swim Whisperer Team in CT
• 8 hours of classroom curriculum training

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

• Provide swim instruction for 30, 45 or 60 min to children of all abilities
• Maintain a minimum of 6 hours of lessons per week
• Discuss and problem solve difficult cases with co-workers, aquatic manager, therapists and owners. Video sharing and collaboration.
• Collaborate with parents, school teachers, behaviorist and therapists .To better understand how best the child will learn.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Able to understand and manage your google doc schedule
• Call the client within 48 hours of receiving registration.
• Clear communication with client about the cancellation policy, swim lesson goals and expectations of the parents.
• Clear understanding of how to incorporate the 14 most commonly seen SW roadblocks into a lesson and implement strategies appropriately.
• Work with clients to schedule during transition from school to summer hours. Making sure clients taking summer off have a spot in the fall.
• Keep current with continuing education
• Monthly Swim Consultant video education and conference call

TRAINING REQUIREMENTS

• 15 hours hands on training with the Swim Whisperer Method in CT
• 8 hours of classroom curriculum training
• Attendance of the Swim Whisperer Training workshop

HOW TO APPLY

Please call 203-545-0024 or email resumes to [email protected] 

ABOUT SWIM ANGELFISH

Angelfish Therapy® and Swim Angelfish® have a mission: The mission of Swim Angelfish is to provide children of all abilities the lifelong skill of being comfortable and safe in the water, as well as confident and independent in recreational activities. To accomplish this mission, we offer a variety of programs that are targeted, but not necessarily limited to, children with Autism, physical difficulties and sensory challenges.

AQUATIC THERAPY

Angelfish Therapy offers private and semi-private 45-minute Aquatic Therapy sessions for children with a wide variety of special needs. Our licensed PT’s and OT’s work to improve each child’s motor skills, core strength, endurance, body awareness, motor planning, coordination and self-regulation. We are out of network providers.

SWIM WHISPERERS SWIM LESSONS

The Swim Whisperers Swim School provides private swim lessons for children with Autism, Physical Difficulties and sensory challenges. Specially trained Swim Whisperers instructors incorporate strategies to help children learn to swim faster and with less discomfort than traditional methods. These instructors use proven techniques to overcome the 14 most commonly seen roadblocks in teaching these children how to swim. Instructors spend time within each lesson addressing each child’s specific sensory obstacles with proven movement strategies.

Swimming Job / Swimming News courtesy of Swim Angelfish.

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