Title: Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor (cf Policy 5.101)
Category : Support Staff
Reports to: Principal
Department: Physical Education
Job Holder Start date: Immediately
IST Foundational Documents
Challenging, inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world
IST will be a global leader in the education of internationally-mobile young people.
All students, regardless of their starting point, will think critically, achieve academically and develop the wisdom to make good choices. They will show curiosity and creativity in addressing authentic problems, local and global.
They will pursue their varied passions with enthusiasm, developing resilience, perseverance, and confidence. Understanding the diversity of people and cultures, they will act kindly, fairly, and responsibly.
All members of the IST community will work together to fulfil this vision.
Statement of Values
All members of the IST community are:
Responsible – We act responsibly, positively and constructively towards ourselves and other people. We learn from our mistakes and accept the consequences of our
Inquiring – We show curiosity, perseverance and open-mindedness in seeking to understand and solve problems. We persevere in the face of difficulties and we embrace the learning that comes through failure as well as the joy of
Compassionate – We empathise with others and act with care, kindness and courage. In our interactions, we behave with patience, generosity and
Balanced – We believe in a broad education for our students, seeing the value of participation in a varied
Diverse – We treasure the diversity within the IST community, using the rich opportunities for deeper understanding that come from our
IST Strategic Plan
Our Strategic Plan is in place to help our community align efforts to better reach our school’s mission, vision and values. This plan is focused on three aims.
1. Personalized Learning:
Ensure alignment between the written, taught and assessed curriculum
Implement a strong, multi-tiered system of support to students, consistent with IST’s common understanding of inclusion
Improve our ability to offer a balanced program with opportunities for excellence in academics, the arts and athletics
Provide exemplary transition programs between campuses and other institutions of learning
Ensure reporting models support effective partnerships with parents and their child’s learning
Develop a strong internal professional learning community to embed successful professional learning experiences
Ensure IST students’ appropriate use of technology supports their learning
2. Engaged Community:
Improve IST’s local, global and international reputation
Provide opportunities for IST students and faculty to connect with local and global experts
Develop partnerships within the local community to improve student experiences
Improve processes and systems to improve communication within the IST community
Build reciprocal structures to connect alumni with current student
Establish sustainable and supportive relationships with government ministries
Promote positive school spirit within and across campuses
3. Ensured Sustainability:
Review the master site plan to ensure school facilities support learning experiences
Maintain fiscal discipline and transparency within IST community
Develop the school’s capacity to recruit/retain excellent employees
Lessen IST’s environmental footprint
Align governing models with best practice
Summary of the Role
Under the supervision of the Principal, The Lifeguard/Swim Instructor is responsible for guarding their area of responsibility, responding to any level of incident around the entire facility, enforcing rules fairly and politely, checking and maintaining pool chemicals, being responsive to students and community members, ensuring safety, being patient and enthusiastic while teaching and holding productive lessons, setting up and cleaning up after lessons, maintaining communication and relationships with teachers and their students;
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Experience: 5+ years’ experience as Lifeguard/Swim Instructor;
A minimum Ordinary Level Certificate in Education with Lifeguard and CPR Certificate;
Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
Self-motivated with the ability to work without supervision
Knowledge of child protection and health and safety
Strong customer service and problem solving skills
Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
Experience in public facility management
Willingness and ability to work collaborate effectively with colleagues
Highly effective relationship developer with a variety of stakeholders
Experience teaching swim lessons or coaching swim team highly desirable
Strong literacy in G Suite
Collaborative team player, empathetic listener
Integrity and confidentiality
Intercultural awareness, creative, persuasive
Adept in multilingual settings, spirited, pioneering, professional and nurturing
The primary responsibilities for Lifeguard/Swim Instructor will be:
Work shifts as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor and follow the expectations. To open and secure the facilities as required during your Your shift times are stated as times to be on poolside ready for work, the facilities need to be open and ready for the start of each stated shift time
Maintain constant surveillance and visually scan assigned area of Walk the area to monitor activities, provide instructions, and prevent accidents.
Provide general information on pool operations to community members. Caution swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards, enforce pool rules and
Respond to all illness and injury incidents around the entire pool facility immediately and This includes, but not limited to performing Lifeguarding skills, First Aid, CPR, and other until arrival of emergency services personnel.
Rescue swimmers in danger of
Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe
Treat the pool with appropriate concentration of chemicals on a regular schedule
Maintain a clean, safe and orderly pool, deck and Inspect facilities regularly and report any unsafe conditions/equipment to supervisor.
Perform pool chemical checks at designated
Keep accurate records of pool usage, chemical levels, pool closures,
Attend and participate in all mandatory staff meetings and
Hold productive and engaging swim
Set up and clean-up for swim
Communicate openly and regularly with supervisor and team members
Perform any other duties as designated by the Principal Particulars of the Search
HOW TO APPLY
Prospective applicants should be based in Tanzania and need to formally apply. Applicants should
submit a letter (in English) describing her/his fit and interest in the position along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae which includes the names, addresses and contact details of three (3) referees.
Applications and enquiries should be directed to email@example.com before close of business on Friday, 30 April 2021
MYP EAL position (Job Vacancy)
We seek teachers who are passionate about educating young minds and who can demonstrate resourcefulness and flexibility. Tanzania is a wonderful country, with outstanding opportunities for individuals and families. Teachers who thrive here tend to be active and intrepid and are often called upon to show a good sense of humour.
We seek clear commitment to our school’s values of responsibility, inquiry, compassion, balance and diversity. We have a strong preference for candidates who have experience with the International Baccalaureate and who have worked successfully in a culturally diverse environment in a less developed country. Our teachers are expected to be able to use ICT effectively in their teaching.
IST takes child protection extremely seriously and always follows up with reference checks, including from the candidate’s current employer. In addition, all IST employees agree to our employee Code of Conduct, which can be read here.
Tanzanian law requires those teachers and administrators who need a work permit to be under age 55 at the time of applying for her/his first permit to work in Tanzania.
Skills And Requirements
Your application will be reviewed in relation to the following requirements:
Bachelors degree with a valid teaching credential
Two to five years current teaching experience
Experience of teaching the IB (PYP, MYP,DP) curriculum internationally is desirable
In addition to the above requirements, the essential characteristics are:
Fluent in English
Excellent classroom practitioner
Highly collaborative with colleagues and an excellent team player
Passionate about learning
Communicate effectively and efficiently with students, parents and colleagues
Integrate technology in innovative ways in daily instruction
Contribute to the school’s community service and after school activities
To apply for a teaching or administrative position, please review the available openings. You can submit your application by clicking the link for a specific opening and uploading your documentation through APLI.
The deadline for submitting the application is 24 April 2021