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SEA - Aquatics - Lesson Instructor - Special Rec

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Field House, Sports, Fitness, and Aquatics Center - Waukegan, IL
Part Time
$13.00 - $14.50 Hourly

Aquatics - Lesson Instructor - Special Rec

Status of Employment:
Seasonal, Non-Exempt



  • During School year months: 2-6 hours Saturday Mornings
  • During Summer months:
    • Monday - 12:30pm-3:30pm
    • Thursday - 4:45pm-7pm
    • Saturday - 8:45am-1:00pm


Instruct participants of a wide and varying age range, who are participating in the Otters Swim Lesson Program for individuals with disabilities.



  • Teach proper form and technique within class outline.
  • Demonstrate, explain, and instruct in an informative manner to children and adults.
  • Teach and maintain effectiveness of the swim lesson program.
  • Maintain class rosters, lesson plans, mid-season progress reports, and report cards.
  • Maintain appropriate contact with parents of swim lesson participants and address questions or concerns of parents in a timely manner.
  • Ensure swim lesson equipment is in good working order before use.
  • Wear assigned uniforms at all times while on duty.
  • Attend all pertinent departmental/park district meetings and in-house training sessions.
  • Conduct self-according to the policies and procedures established by the park district.
  • Participate in park district Safety and Training Program to ensure that work performed and services provided are implemented in a safe manner.




  • Junior in High School or above.
  • High School Diploma or GED preferred.


  • Teaching swim lessons preferred.
  • Working with children or adults with disabilities preferred.


  • Lifeguard and/or Water Safety Instructor desirable.
  • Bi-lingual Spanish preferred.
  • Swim lesson plan development/execution.

License / Certification:

  • Lifeguard and/or Water Safety Instructor certification required.
  • First Aid/CPR/AED certification required within one (1) year

Conditions of Employment May Include:

  • Provide proof of date of birth.
  • Provide a copy of driver's license.
  • Provide drivers abstract.
  • Provide verification of education.
  • Submit to a reference check / employment verification.
  • Submit to a state criminal background check.
  • Submit to TB testing.
  • Submit to pre-placement drug tests.
  • Submit to reasonable cause and post-accident alcohol and drug tests.

Questions only: email Kari at

Closing Date:
Open until filled.

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