Water Safety Instructors

Job | Posted 6 months ago


School District 742 is accepting applications for Water Safety Instructors (WSI) throughout the 2019-2020 school year and throughout the summer
Candidates will be considered based on qualifications and experiences. 

Various locations
(Community Education/St. Cloud Park & Recreation Sites)   
Hours based on seasonal and program needs
Flexible hours, including mornings, evenings and weekends
Hours may vary based on building/program needs
  • Must be at least 16 years of age
  • Must hold current CPR-PR, First Aid, WSI certifications
  • Must have leadership, decision-making and public relations skills
  • Lifeguard certification
Responsible for planning, coordinating and teaching Mid-Minnesota Community Aquatics Program.
Starts at $10.00/hr 
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Communicate with public
  • Show professionalism
  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Basic principles and practices in assigned area of responsibility
  • Basic data collection and documentation skills
  • English language, grammar, and punctuation
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  • Positions in this class typically require:  swimming, reaching, standing, walking, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Plan and organize personal class teaching outlines, methods and goals that support the general teaching outlines provided by the Mid-Minnesota Community Aquatics Swim Program.
  • Organize and direct activities for assigned classes in order to provide a high level of quality instruction for all students.
  • Enforce pool safety standards and facility operational rules for all individuals using the facilities.
  • Establish positive public relations with parents/guardians of class students and help them recognize and understand swimming developments and achievements.
  • Resolve simple public concerns in matters related to swimming instruction and refer other concerns to the Aquatic Programmers.
  • Provide for the health and safety of participants including ensuring that all teaching and practice areas are free of hazards and the material and equipment are safe and put away.
  • Complete and submit appropriate records and documentation of completed lesson to the Mid-Minnesota Swim Lesson Coordinator.
  • Continuously work with the Recreation Programmer to upgrade, improve and refine individual teaching skills related to teaching effective swimming lessons to various age groups and various skill levels.
  • Maintain fitness level (swimming skills, strength, and endurance)
  • Promote a positive and cooperative image of St. Cloud Recreation and St. Cloud School District 742 Community Education to the public
  • Arrange to have a substitute 48 hours in advance if you will be absent
  • Report to work prepared and ready to begin work at the start of your scheduled shift, properly groomed and wearing proper attire
  • Complete additional duties as assigned by the Recreation Programmer or Mid-Minnesota Swim Lesson Coordinator. 
All Employees of Saint Cloud School District 742 are responsible to support District goals, to work collaboratively and respectfully with diverse populations of staff, students and parents and to model and promote a welcoming working and learning environment.  Employees are expected to support and adapt to change and to demonstrate commitment to continuous performance improvement.  Employees are responsible to establish and maintain effective communication with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues and parents, respect confidential matters, encourage a safe and secure environment throughout the District, and to be dependable and accountable in the performance of their work.
It is the prerogative of the District to assign staff so as to best meet the needs of the District.

Posted By

St. Cloud Area School District 742

1000 44th Ave N, Suite 100 , St. Cloud, MN 56303

At the following locations

Building(s) to be determined

115 13th Avenue South , St. Cloud, MN 56303

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,408

% ELL Students


State Average: 8%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.44

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 200