The fundamental reason this classification exists is to perform skilled recreation work assisting the Therapeutic Aquatic Recreation Coordinator in planning therapeutic general recreation programs for special populations with different disabling conditions such as Cerebral Vascular Accident (Strokes), Parkinson, Rheumatic Conditions, Downs Syndrome, Spinal Cord Injuries, Osteoporosis, Visual Impairments, Cerebral Palsy and Muscular Dystrophy. The essential functions are: coordinates and implements the aquatic programs; oversees the aquatic programming; perform other job duties as assigned; oversees the general maintenance of the pools, locker rooms and mechanical systems; assists the Therapeutic Aquatics Coordinator in the supervision of the staff; and coordinates the transportation of participants and transports participants to out of town Aquatic Events. Employee in this classification reports to the Assistant Therapeutic Recreation Director and the Therapeutic Aquatic Recreation Coordinator.
High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent and one year of experience in Adaptive Aquatics for Individuals with Disabilities. A Bachelor's degree in Recreational Therapy or a related field is preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide
the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be
Must possess a Lifeguard Training Certificate.
Ability to possess or acquire a Water Safety Instructor certificate from the American Red Cross.
Ability to possess or acquire a Certified Pool Operator certification through the American Red Cross.
Ability to acquire additional aquatic certificates for disabled groupings, i.e., Swim Team Coaching Certification, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic certification and others directly related to special populations.
Must acquire and maintain a commercial driver's license (CDL) in accordance with the provisions of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 and providing a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) from the Department of Public Safety as proof of an insurable driving record. CDL must be obtained within six (6) months of employment as needed to drive a bus.
Must possess or be able to acquire certification as an instructor for CPR for the Professional Rescuer with the American Red Cross.