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We are expanding our schools water safety program and have a vacancy for a water safety instructor who will work a half day in the Mthatha area, teaching water safety.Applicants should be open to the possibility of a full day position, with the potential addition of a half day survival swimming instructor position being added to the water safety classes. Relocation is not offered.The successful candidate should have a matric certificate and must be fluent in isiXhosa and English. The successful candidate should be able to swim and having a swimming teaching background/qualification will be advantageous. The work is focused on school children but will include speaking engagements / water safety presentations with adults. The successful candidate must be willing to have flexible hours, and to travel regularly within the region.The applicant should:
  • Be passionate about teaching disadvantaged youth and adults about water safety
  • Be comfortable with public speaking and be an excellent communicator
  • Have own smart phone and access to the internet
  • Be computer literate and familiar with Google calendar and Google sheets / forms
  • Have a valid driver’s license and vehicle
  • Be willing to travel to schools daily, including outlying farm schools and towns
  • Be able to swim and be willing to teach children to swim
  • Be dedicated, self-motivated, reliable and able to work independently
  • Have a police clearance certificate and have had no criminal charges or criminal record against them
The NSRI Water Safety Instructor Job description includes:
  1. Educating children about water safety, peer rescue and CPR
  2. Reaching targets in both quantity and quality of our water safety lesson
  3. Public speaker at schools, targeting mainly primary schools but including high schools, Ante-Natal clinics, religious groups and other adult groups.
  4. Finding and making appointments to teach our water safety lesson to the children and mothers
  5. Teaching NSRI’s Survival Swimming to targeted children
  6. Accurate statistic keeping for both paper and online records
  7. Maintaining up-to-date knowledge on drowning incidents in the area
Reporting to: Regional Water Safety Team Leader / National team leaderPatterson Grading: C1Remuneration: (2019) R122 900 (half day)The gross annual includes 13 cheques / pays. Optional deductions include 7% pension, 50% medical aid premium and 1% UIF. Benefits over and above the annual amount include 8% pension, 50% medical aid 1% UIF as well as death and disability cover. Errors & omissions excepted.NSRI is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for an interview. Closing date: Friday, 3 January 2020. Start date 1 February 2020 negotiable. Please give clear indication of availability.A full police clearance and background criminal check will be done on successful candidates prior to employment.Canvassing by job applicants, or any other person on behalf of a job applicant, for the post is prohibited and evidence thereof will disqualify the applicant’s application for consideration for appointment.Please send a letter of introduction together with your CV and at least 3 contactable references to with the subject line : Water safety instructor :: Mthatha
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