Swim Coach

Wellington College China

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Shanghai | Academic | PE | Wellington College International Shanghai

Swim Coach
Primarily Head of Aquatics, Director of Sport, Head of PE
Wellington College International Shanghai has a large swimming programme covering PE curriculum, recreational swimming classes and a competitive swim programme. The swim coaches are part of the PE/sport team and will teach across both areas. On occasion weekend and longer residentials (flexibility to work in the evenings and Saturday mornings) as either a chaperone or coach. Candidates should have the ability to teach/coach pupils aged 10 + (specialising in teaching secondary school pupils and experienced at coaching higher age groups to a competitive degree). Candidates should have the ability to maintain facilities and report health and safety issues immediately using effective communication skills.
Works to a timetable and schedule as set by the school to include:
Timetabled lessons throughout the school day
Evening and weekend sessions as scheduled by Head of Aquatics
Potential early morning sessions
Accurate records of pupil’s swim levels and achievements during competition
Talent spotting
Other duties determined by school or department management.
Experience in Hytech software (meet manager/Team manager)
Two years’ experience within an English speaking international school
Knowledge of lifesaving methods and procedures, including first aid and standard resuscitation measures.
Skilled in the application of lifesaving techniques.
Skilled in swimming
Ability to perform rescue actions, administer first aid and CPR.
Ability to speak English to an basic level.
Must possess current Lifeguard Training and/or Community First Aid qualifications and Professional Rescuer Cardiopulmonary (CPR) certificate upon employment or willing to undergo.
Is responsible for keeping updated with all qualifications relevant to this position.
Has a child centred approach to teaching and is excellent with children
Willingness to progress in career & company.

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