YMCA OF NORTHEAST LOUISIANA STAFF:    

    Ellis Lewis

    President & CEO

    elewis@ynela.org

    318 331 1681 

 

    Robert Underwood

    Sports Director

    runderwood@ynela.org

    318 366 9438 

 

    Olivia Mills

    Healthy Living/Aquatics Director

    omills@ynela.org

    318 387 9622

    318 345 4901

 

    Amy Harvey

    Receptionist

    aharvey@ynela.org

    318 387 9622  

 

OUR HOURS OF OPERATION:

    Monday 8:00a-5:00p

    Tuesday 8:00a-5:00p

    Wednesday 8:00a-5:00p

    Thursday 8:00a-5:00p

    Friday 8:00a-5:00p

    Saturday CLOSED

    Sunday CLOSED

    

What being a non-facility Y means:

Being a non-facility Y means that we do not have a typical swim/gym facility. All of our programs are provided through community partnerships.

AQUATICS SUMMER JOB OPENINGS

 

LIFEGUARD

 

Job Title: Lifeguard                                                                

Reports to:  Aquatic Director                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                 

POSITION SUMMARY:

Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes participant safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Maintains active surveillance of the pool area. 
  2. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the “safe-in-six” model. Completes related reports as required.
  3. Maintains effective, positive relationships with the participants and other staff.
  4. Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  5. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  6. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
  7. Attends all staff meetings and in-service training.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for participants.

Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Minimum age of 16.
  2. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen. 
  3. Current YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent.
  4. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  5. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.

Physical Demands:

  1. Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility. Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.
  2. Meet strength and lifting requirements.
  3. See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.

HOW TO APPLY

Download the New Aquatics Employee Packet

Contact:

Olivia Mills

omills@ynela.org

(318) 387-9622

 

SWIM LESSON INSTRUCTOR

 

 

Swim Lesson Instructor Job Description

Job Title: Swim Instructor                                                    

Reports to: Aquatics Director                                                  

                                                                                                                                                                

POSITION SUMMARY:

Provides direct leadership, instruction and motivation for students in swimming classes.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Instructs swimming lessons in accordance with YMCA guidelines, having prepared lesson plans accordingly.
  2. Builds effective, authentic relationships with students and parents; helps them connect with each other and the YMCA. Encourages parent involvement and identifies potential volunteers.
  3. Conveys information on aquatics programs and schedules and as appropriate refers students and parents to other programs.
  4. Maintains records as required (i.e. attendance, progress reports, etc.).
  5. Attends staff meetings and trainings as scheduled.
  6. Follows all YMCA policies, rules, regulations and procedures, including emergency and safety procedures. Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
  7. Organizes and puts away needed class equipment. Reports damaged equipment.
  8. Trains and supervises class aides as assigned.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values. Demonstrates a desire to serve
others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and
perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s
point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning;
speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to
another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.

Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for participants.


Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an
openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification and Emergency Oxygen. 
  2. Must be able to demonstrate swim instructor skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
  3. YMCA Swim Instructor certification, or equivalent.
  4. At least 16 years of age.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Ability to instruct and observe participants in proper stroke techniques.

Ability to lift equipment, and to lift a small to average size child.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Download the New Aquatics Employee Packet

Contact:

Olivia Mills

omills@ynela.org

(318) 387-9622