Swim Teacher In Charge


Leongatha, VIC

Posted 1/14/2021

At the Y, we believe in the power of inspired young people. A community not-for-profit organisation with 17 million participations annually across Australia. 8,000 staff and volunteers serve at more than 150 locations every day. We partner with government and private capital to deliver programs and services that include community recreation, adventure and stadium sports, camping, learn to swim, children's programs, early learning, youth services, retirement living, disability services and social enterprises.

About South Gippsland SPLASH

South Gippsland SPLASH is owned by South Gippsland Shire Council and managed by YMCA Victoria. As a YMCA community centre, we understand the needs of our members and visitors. We work with a number of community, sports and government bodies to offer opportunities for all our participants. YMCA is the leader in community and recreation facility management. We aim to provide the best in community care and services.

Key Elements of the Role

The Teacher in Charge (TIC) at SG SPLASH will be committed to quality customer service, safety and the pursuit of excellence in the YMCA Swimming Lessons Program. The position requires an energetic and responsible person who can maintain a complete knowledge of all aspects of teaching swimming and water safety. They will provide leadership to the Swimming Teachers through training, mentoring and supervision. They will also have strong communication skills which enable them to communicate well with parents, students, swim teachers and management.

Selection Criteria

Capabilities and Behaviours

  • Demonstrates YMCA Victoria values, Honesty, Caring, Respect and Responsibility
  • Promotes and accepts personal accountability to better influence others
  • Performs in a way that inspires and motivates the team to do their best
Knowledge and Experience
  • In excess of 24 months teaching experience is preferred
  • Broad general industry knowledge and experience
  • Knowledge of YMCA Swimming Lessons philosophy and teaching guidelines
  • Knowledge of AUSTSWIM Industry Guidelines
Personal Attributes
  • Ability to lead a team in a supportive manner to ensure program success
  • Performs in a way that inspires and motivates colleagues and the team to perform to a high standard
  • Punctual in both shifts and staff meetings

Mandatory Pre-Requisite Qualifications
  • Austswim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety
  • Austswim Teacher of Infant and Preschool Aquatics
  • Working With Children Check
  • CPR
  • Senior First Aid
Other Desired Qualifications
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Aquatics - Access and Inclusion
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Towards Competitive Strokes
  • AUSTSWIM Teacher of Adults
YMCA, including Boards of Directors, is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in accordance with our Safeguarding Children and Young People framework. YMCA requires that all applicants undergo satisfactory screening prior to commencement, including but not limited to:
  • a national criminal history check
  • an international criminal history check where applicants have worked overseas
  • holding or obtaining a Working with Children Clearance/ equivalent in accordance with state/ territory laws
  • ACF Safeguarding Children and Young People Certificate (completion online prior to commencement)
  • Two reference checks
Any successfully appointed applicant will be required to adhere to the Safeguarding Children and Young People framework, which includes a thorough safeguarding children and young people induction and committing to upholding the safety and wellbeing of children and young people throughout their engagement with YMCA.


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