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Swim Instructor

Teach our Personalized Swim Instruction curriculum to classes of only 4 students!

In 1987, Jeff Kelly began creating the Personalized Swim Instruction curriculum. We offer this unique curriculum at our indoor heated facility from April through August, and at homes associations during June and July. As detailed in the "Who's Jeff" page, 2019 will be a another "regrouping" year for our company. For the past eight years, Jeff has been dealing with health challenges and has decreased the volume and intensity of the corporation to focus on his health. As a result, we are not teaching at as many locations as we had in years past. However, we are in need of a few new instructors this season.

Swim Instructor Requirements

No previous swim instruction experience or certification is necessary. You will be paid to learn our curriculum and enhance your swimming ability. In addition to small classes, we offer our customers professional instruction. These are the two main aspects of our services that set us apart from other swim instruction providers. Therefore, we are seeking educated professionals.

While we hire almost exclusively elementary education professionals, we do occasionally hire exceptional university juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in elementary education, secondary education professionals, and professionals with degrees in other humanities-related fields, such as social work and psychology. However, candidates in the latter three categories must have significant experience with children age
three to ten.

We believe that learning to swim is as important as any subject children learn in school. We require each instructor to gain an in-depth knowledge of our curriculum and techniques. Jeff Kelly and his team of “Instructor Mentors” will train you. These mentors will work with you to enhance your swimming and teaching skills throughout the summer.

If you meet the aforementioned requirements, please ask yourself these questions:

Do I enjoy working with children age three to ten?
Do I enjoy being in the water? Would I enjoy being in the water at least 15-20 hours per week?
Do I enjoy learning new teaching techniques?
Do I enjoy being challenged?
Do I graciously accept and implement critique?

If you can not answer “yes” to all these questions, then this job is not for you. We make no apologies for our candor. We are seeking people who truly love to work with children, enjoy the aquatic environment, have a passion for learning new teaching techniques, thrive on challenges and are not sensitive to critique. It is also important that you understand and accept the administrative component of this position. Specifically, you will be required to complete detailed "Student Ability Reports" (grade cards). While this administrative component is certainly less exciting than working with the students, it is an extremely important responsibility. As previously stated, we offer our customers professional instruction. That includes providing them with a professional assessment of each student's ability and progress.

Regarding the acceptance and implementation of critique, Jeff elaborates, "Though I began creating the Personalized Swim Instruction
program in 1987, and I am extremely confident in my abilities as an educator; I accept that I can learn something from everyone. Through the years, I have learned new and creative ideas from my instructors. I feel that my main strength as a business owner, employer and educator is my ability to listen to others and to accept and implement critique and new ideas. Therefore, I expect the same from my employees. Each summer, my goal is to surround myself with passionate, motivated and like-minded people. I accept that I can learn from you and I expect the same attitude from you. If this sounds like the kind of employment relationship that you would enjoy, please continue reading."

Please thoroughly review the information below before submitting your online application. After reviewing your application, we will contact you to schedule an interview. During the interview, candidates sometimes inquire about how and why Jeff started this program, where and when they would teach and how the training program is conducted, etc.
Hiring and training new instructors is only one of our many responsibilities. Therefore, we need to use our time efficiently. When we speak with you, it is important that we spend most of our time learning about you – not speaking about the corporation. Of course, we can dedicate some interview time for clarification of information you will read here on this website.

So that we can spend our time getting to know you, please thoroughly review this section of the website. In addition, please read Who’s Jeff? to learn about the history of our company. To familiarize yourself with the curriculum, please see Curriculum. Below, you will find most of what you need to know regarding the training program and teaching schedule for this summer.

CPR Certification: To secure a position as a Swim Instructor, you must obtain CPR certification from a nationally recognized certification organization prior to your first day of autonomous teaching.

2019 Summer Swim Instructor Training Program

This training program is specifically designed to prepare you to teach our Abilities 1 through 3 (Basic Safety and Freestyle). The instructors who teach Abilities 4 through 6 (Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly) receive additional training not itemized here. This additional training is very personalized. The amount of time required depends largely on one's ability to perform those strokes.
Training Curriculum Dates Hours
Observation “Shadowing”: You will be in the water with one of our spring instructors as they teach actual classes. You will not actually work with the students. You will “shadow” the instructor. Everywhere he or she goes – you will go. You will be always be by his\her side as he\she works with the students. This time of kinetic observation, followed by the "Swimming & Teaching Techniques" training detailed below, will provide you with the skills and confidence necessary for student teaching. We will customize a "shadowing" schedule for you during our "Session 3" classes, between April 22 and May 16. During this session, we will teach children's classes Monday through Thursday of each week, from 5:00 p.m. to 08:05 p.m. Each class of four students is 35 minutes in duration. You are required to observe\shadow four nights of four classes per night. 10.00
Swimming & Teaching Techniques: You will learn and refine the correct "Freestyle" swimming technique by assuming the role of a student. While learning the techniques and daily routine of our curriculum, you will be significantly improving your own swimming ability. Tuesday, May 28 through Friday, May 31. Specific times will be determined based on the collective availability of all new instructors. 12.00
Student Teaching & Assessment: You will teach an actual session (Session 4) of classes under the guidance of your mentors. You will teach four classes: At least two classes of Ability 1s\2s and two classes of Ability 2s\3s. During this phase of the training, the mentors will guide, assist and then grade your swimming and teaching techniques. After "Shadowing" and an intense week of "Swimming & Teaching Techniques" training, this two-week period of hands-on time with the children will provide you with the skills and confidence needed for autonomous teaching. Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 6.
Monday, June 10 through Thursday, June 13.
20.00
Friday of each week will be dedicated to:

1. Training in and testing of the administrative components of your role as a professional Swim Instructor. One such administrative component is the completion of detailed "Student Ability Reports" for each student whom you teach.

2. Continued fine-tuning of your swimming and teaching techniques.

3. On Friday, June 14, you will receive your routing assignments and class schedules including detailed reports of your students for your first autonomous session that begins the following Monday.
Friday, June 7 and Friday, June 14. Specific times will be determined based on the collective availability of all new instructors. 8.00
Total: You will be paid for every hour spent in training at your hourly rate. *The total hours of training may be more or less than 50.00. 50.00*
 

2019 Summer Employment Schedule

We offer an ideal schedule for teachers who want to work part-time, but also want to have an enjoyable summer with time for vacation. Teaching requires only a Monday through Friday commitment. The classes are Monday through Thursday of each week. Fridays are reserved for weather related make-ups. We have teaching schedules available in the morning, early afternoon to late afternoon, late afternoon to evening, and evening only. We will work with you to create a teaching schedule that meets our mutual needs.

Session Dates Time Options Location
Paid Training: Observation of Experienced Instructors Between 04/22 and 05/16. Determined individually for each instructor. We will customize a "shadowing" schedule for you during our "Session 3" classes.

"Our Indoor Facility": Town Village of Leawood Senior Living Community [Click here for a map and directions.]

Paid Training: Swimming & Teaching Techniques 05/28 to 05/31 See the table above titled, "2019 Summer Swim Instructor Training Program".

Our Indoor Facility

Paid Training: Student Teaching ("Session 4" for the Customers), Administrative Responsibilities of the Position, Continued Swimming & Teaching Techniques, Final Assessment 06/03 to 06/14 See the table above titled, "2019 Summer Swim Instructor Training Program".

Our Indoor Facility

Session 5 (Sessions 1 - 3 are Spring Sessions. Session 4 is the Student Teaching, etc. portion of your paid training. Session 5 will be your first autonomous session). 06/17 to 06/28 We have teaching schedules available in the morning, early afternoon to late afternoon, late afternoon to evening, and evening only.

Our Indoor Facility and/or one of the Outdoor Homes Association Pools

VACATION 06/29 to 07/07   Enjoy a guaranteed 9 days of vacation!
Session 6 07/08 to 07/19 We have teaching schedules available in the morning, early afternoon to late afternoon, late afternoon to evening, and evening only.

Our Indoor Facility and/or one of the Outdoor Homes Association Pools

VACATION ... until you return to your school district meetings, etc.
Or you may request to teach one or both of the final two sessions:
Enjoy more vacation before returning to the classroom!
Session 7 07/22 to 08/02 Late afternoon to evening and/or evening only.

Our Indoor Facility

Session 8 08/05 to 08/16 Late afternoon to evening and/or evening only.

Our Indoor Facility

 
Swim Instructor
Compensation

Compensation ranges from $10.00 to $12.00 per hour; and will be determined based on a combination of experience, interview, availability and degree\level of commitment. You will also earn Customer Satisfaction Bonuses:

We are very serious about these bonuses! Our evaluation forms are not a generic “Are you happy with the instructor?” type. They have been carefully designed to educate the parents regarding our curriculum and teaching methodologies. The evaluation criteria are very specific and guide the parents through the scoring process to obtain the most objective evaluation possible. Receiving excellent evaluations from the customers will significantly increase your hourly wage as detailed below:

The customer will score your performance based on a 0 to 100 point system. For each evaluation in which you receive a score of 95 to 100, you will receive $2.00. Receiving a $2.00 bonus per student each session can increase your actual hourly wage by as much as $1.60 per hour. Example: If you teach from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. each day, you will work 20 hours per week, which is 40 hours for a two-week session. If you make $10.25 per hour, you will earn $410.00 per session (40 hours per session x $10.25/hour = $410.00). The average shift from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. consists of 8:00 a.m. to 10:20 a.m. (4 classes) and 10:40 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (4 classes). Thus, you will teach as many as 32 students per session (8 classes x 4 students/class = 32 students). If each parent gives you a score of 95-100, you will be paid an extra $64.00 for that two-week session (32 students x $2.00/student). $410.00 per session from your hourly earnings + $64.00 per session from your performance bonuses equal $474.00 of total earnings for the session. Thus, by dividing $474.00 by the actual hours you worked, you will have actually earned $11.85 per hour ($474.00 / 40 hours = $11.85/hour).

Apply Online

By applying online, you are confirming that you have answered “yes” to all of the questions in the first part of this employment section. In addition, you are confirming that you have thoroughly reviewed this entire section regarding the training program and the summer schedule. Upon receiving your online application, we know that you are serious enough about this opportunity to have invested your time in reading the entire section. With that in mind, thank you for your interest and your time. We look forward to receiving your online application and speaking with you soon.

Lifeguard Leader \ Pool Manager

We provide lifeguards as an integral part of our Aquatic Facility Management services. We are seeking professional educators to mentor and manage our lifeguards. This role with our company provides an excellent opportunity to hone one's leadership skills without the expectation of being the sole manager from Memorial Day through Labor Day; and without the expectation of being "on call". When your shift is done for the day, you are done for the day! You will not have to solve staffing or pool-related problems before or after your shift as is the case with most pool manager positions with the public pools, country clubs and other pool management companies. Furthermore, you will determine your commitment level (20, 25, 30, 35 or 40 hours per week) as well as your specific availability. Do you have one or more hard-earn trips planned? Take the time off and enjoy! Have a regular weekly social night planned with your friends? Enjoy it. Via our online scheduling software, you will input your "time-off requests" (the term used in the software) but these are really "time-off-notifications" because we will approve them and the software will then show you as unavailable for those dates and times. We will hire accordingly, to ensure that we have enough Leaders \ Managers to cover all of the hours; so that no one member of the leadership team is over-burdened with the responsibilities. This will also allow members of the leadership team to trade shifts as needed. This level of flexibility will further lessen the burden for each leader, thereby allowing you to enjoy your summer vacation!

In summary, the benefits of a leadership position with Jeff Kelly inc. are:
1. You will earn supplemental income utilizing your experience as a professional educator and mentor.
2. You can accomplish benefit #1
without the "before and after hours" expectations usually associated with the role of a pool manager.
3. You get to determine your commitment level and availability!
4. You can trade shifts with other members of the leadership team and thus have flexibility that allows for spontaneity, as you enjoy your hard-earned summer vacation from the school district.

Requirements

No previous lifeguard experience is necessary. To secure a position as a Lifeguard Leader \ Pool Manager, you must obtain a lifeguard certification from a nationally recognized certification organization. We are offering two American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification courses in late May. Please read the "Lifeguard" section below for the details about the lifeguard certification courses.

Compensation

Lifeguard Leaders \ Pool Managers: Compensation ranges from $10.00 to $12.00 per hour; and will be determined based on a combination of experience, interview, availability and degree\level of commitment. Furthermore, our Lifeguard Course Tuition will be FREE (saving you $199.00!) contingent upon fulfillment of your commitment. You can also earn BONUSES. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the details.

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Lifeguard

Summer Employment that Makes a Difference!

We provide lifeguards as an integral part of our Aquatic Facility Management services. Part-time to full-time positions are available at beautiful homes associations from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend.

Are You Up for the Challenge?

Every season, our Lifeguards make rescues and save lives! We believe Lifeguarding is the most important job available to high school and college students. No other employment opportunity places young people in the role of “First Responder”. Lifeguards are trained to save lives and must remain prepared to do so at any moment. Nothing is more important than protecting and saving lives. We are seeking young people who: are 15 years of age (by May 25) and older, desire to make a difference in the lives of others; pursue opportunities to demonstrate excellence; strive to remain physically fit; challenge themselves; consider hard work a personal standard; explore opportunities to sharpen their communication and problem solving skills; desire to work among like-minded paraprofessionals; and demonstrate an interest in maintaining the level of vigilance necessary to become a superior Lifeguard. Join us to protect and save lives!

Requirements

To secure a position as a lifeguard, you must be at least 15 years of age (by May 25); and you must obtain a lifeguard certification from a nationally recognized certification organization. We are offering two American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification courses in late May. We may offer a July course as well. See below for details regarding the course dates\times.

Lifeguard Certification Course

Curriculum: Our Lifeguard Instructors teach the American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification curriculum. Successful completion of this course will result in a two-year American Red Cross Lifeguard \ First-Aid \ CPR Certification.

Requirements:
These classes are available to students 15 years of age (by May 25) and older, who meet the swimming ability requirements below. Employment with Jeff Kelly inc. is a requirement to enroll in our Lifeguard Certification Courses.

Swimming Ability Requirement #1
: Swim 25 yards (the length of a standard lap-swim pool) without stopping.

Swimming Ability Requirement #2
: Hold breath for 1 minute as you swim \ surface-dive to the bottom of a pool with a deep-end of 10 feet; and return to the surface with sufficient energy to swim back to the edge of the pool.

2019 Course Schedules with Jeff Kelly inc.: Employment with Jeff Kelly inc. is a requirement to enroll in our Lifeguard Certification Courses.

May Course #1: Weekend. You can be working by May 25!

Dates Times Location
Sat, May 18 & Sun, May 19 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. TBD. The specific locations will be posted by April 30.
This course may be at two different locations. We are currently working out the details, which will be posted by or before April 30. We will enable online enrollment for this course at that time.
 

May Course #2: Weeknights. You can be working by May 25!

Dates: May 20 through May 24 Times Location
Mon, Tues, Wed: May 20, 21, 22 05:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. "Our Indoor Facility": Town Village of Leawood Senior Living Community [Click here for a map and directions.]
Thursday, May 24 & Friday, May 25 for the deep water rescues. 05:00 p.m. to 08:00 p.m. TBD. The specific locations will be posted by or before April 30.

The deep water portion of this course will be at the Red Bridge YMCA in South KC and/or Nottingham by the Green Area Homes Association; based on the weather forecast the week prior. We will enable online enrollment for this course by or before April 30.

 

"May Course #3": Combination of Course 1 (Weekend) and Course 2 (Weeknights)

This is not actually a separate course. Rather, we are listing it here as a possible option for those who are unable to attend the entire weekend course and/or may have conflicts on one or two of the weeknights. It is possible, depending on the exact dates\times of your conflicts, that we may be able to "customize" the course for you. The bottom line is that you learn, practice and successfully execute all of the rescues and skills. We know how challenging late May can be for high school students in particular. Therefore, we will be as creative and as flexible as possible in training you. We cannot promise that we can be as creative and as flexible as some may need, depending on the extent of conflicts; but we will do our best. So, if you are eager for the opportunity to work as a lifeguard but you are unable to attend the entire weekend course or the entire weeknight course, please specify that in the "Availability" section of the online application. Please detail exactly which dates\times you would miss. We can then discuss the possibility of customizing \ personalizing your training by having you participate in specific "modules" on each of the dates\times for which you are available, in order to cover all of the content, and thus fully prepare you for your responsibilities as a lifeguard.
 

Potential July Course

Depending on need and applicant interest\availability, we may offer a July course, which would be conducted at Nottingham by the Green Area Homes Association pool. Therefore, if you will not be 15 years of age by May 25 and/or you are not available for one of the May courses; please submit your online application with a note that you would need a July course.

Other Lifeguard Certification Course Options: We encourage you to take any nationally recognized certification course that works with your schedule. Here are some of the American Red Cross courses offered by local, reputable organizations:

Jewish Community Center: https://www.thejkc.org/index.php?submenu=adultlifeguardwsi&src=gendocs&ref=Lifeguardtraining

YMCA: https://apm.activecommunities.com/kansascityymca/Activity_Search?detailskeyword=lifeguard&IsAdvanced=True&ddlSortBy=Activity%20name&DaysOfWeek=0000000&SearchFor=2&SearchLevelID=2&maxAge=100&NumberOfItemsPerPage=50&IsSearch=true

UMKC Swinney Recreation Center: https://www.umkc.edu/src/classes-programs-certifications.asp

Tuition for Courses with Jeff Kelly inc: $199.00. However, we are offering $100.00 Off! If you successfully complete our American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course, fulfill all obligations of your employment and score at least a 90% on your season-end performance evaluation; we will reimburse $100.00 of your tuition on the final paycheck of the year. Tuition is $199.00 and therefore, after the reimbursement; your tuition will have cost you only $99.00! Tuition for those hired to be Lifeguard Leaders \ Pool Managers will be FREE, contingent upon fulfillment of commitment.

Enrollment: Upon receipt of your online application (www.jeffkellyinc.com/apply-online.asp) we will schedule an interview. When you have been offered employment with our company; you may enroll online at https://www.jeffkellyinc.com/enrollment/index.html or by calling 816-942-SWIM (7946). (Online enrollment for our lifeguard courses will be enabled by or before April 30.)

Compensation

Hourly Wage Scale: Lifeguards

Experience Base With Performance Bonuses*
New certified lifeguard: $8.25 $8.75
1 full season of experience as a certified lifeguard: $8.50 $9.00
1 full season of experience as a certified lifeguard. If selected as a "Lead Lifeguard": $8.75 $9.25
2 seasons of experience as a certified lifeguard: $8.75 $9.25
2 seasons of experience as a certified lifeguard. If selected as a "Lead Lifeguard": $9.00 $9.50
3+ seasons of experience as a certified lifeguard: $9.00 $9.50
3+ seasons of experience as a certified lifeguard. If selected as a "Lead Lifeguard": $9.25 $9.75
 

The following BONUSES are available to Lifeguards and Lifeguard Leaders \ Pool Managers:

$100.00 Signing Bonus for Certified Lifeguards

Of course, we welcome those who have already obtained their lifeguard certification from any nationally recognized certification organization. If you fulfill all obligations of your employment and score at least a 90% on your season-end performance evaluation; we will provide you with a $100.00 “Signing Bonus” on the final paycheck of the year.

$100.00 Bonus: Lifeguard Certification Course Reimbursement

As detailed above in the section for "Tuition", if you successfully complete our American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification course, fulfill all obligations of your employment and score at least a 90% on your season-end performance evaluation; we will reimburse $100.00 of your tuition on the final paycheck of the year. Tuition is $199.00 and therefore, after the reimbursement; your tuition will have cost you only $99.00! Tuition for those hired to be Lifeguard Leaders \ Pool Managers will be FREE, contingent upon fulfillment of commitment.

$100.00 Bonus for EACH Friend You Refer to Us

We will provide you with a $100.00 “Friend Referral” Bonus for EACH qualifying friend; to be paid on the final paycheck of the year. To earn these bonuses, you and each of the friends whom you refer to us, must be certified lifeguards and/or successfully complete a lifeguard certification course offered by one of the nationally recognized certification organizations; fulfill all obligations of your employment and score at least a 90% on your season-end performance evaluation.

* Performance Bonus: $0.50 per HOUR for EVERY HOUR WORKED!

Your performance as a Lifeguard is a critical component of the superior quality that we offer to the communities we serve. Therefore, you will be rewarded for superior service. In addition to your base wage, you can earn up to $0.50 per hour for every hour that you work throughout the season! You will be evaluated by our leadership team on very specific criteria that will be provided to you as part of your employment manual. Therefore, you will know exactly what is expected of you to earn an hourly performance bonus; to be paid on the final paycheck of the year.

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