Website St. Paul's School

Mission Statement: St. Paul’s prepares students to be confident and skilled learners, cultivates in them a strong sense of purpose, and inspires them to be generous and active citizens of the world.

St. Paul’s Episcopal School, located across from Lake Merritt in Oakland, enrolls approximately 380 students from diverse backgrounds in Kindergarten – Grade 8. St. Paul’s provides an education that is intellectually challenging, culturally pluralistic, and morally and spiritually enriching. Caring, committed faculty members, in partnership with parents, serve as role models, mentors and guides. St. Paul’s has an academically talented and ethnically diverse student body and seeks the same in its faculty.

Position Summary
This K-2nd Grade Swim Assistant position supports the lead Swim teacher in daily swim lessons at the Oakland YMCA. The ideal candidate has experience working with kids in grades K through 2 or higher and basic water and pool safety knowledge. Swim experience is preferred. Candidates should be able to act immediately and appropriately to secure the safety of students while in the water. Candidates should also have good time management skills, be capable of following lead teacher’s instructions, and have an enthusiastic and positive attitude towards swimming and swim instruction

Job Responsibilities
-Constant tracking of students according to the attendance sheet
-Maintain constant supervision of students
-Walk (supervise) students to and from the YMCA
-Support students in the locker rooms (making sure students shower before and after entering the pool and change in a timely manner)
-Maintain student safety while inside the YMCA and the locker room
-Assist lead swimming teacher by leading both small group and individual instruction and assisting during large group instruction (you must be comfortable getting in the water for each class)
-Lead class activities if lead teacher is absent
-Support classroom and/or PE teachers if swimming is canceled

Job Requirements
-Complete Safe Schools
-Complete Safe Schools Crossing Guard Safety Training
-Have (or obtain) First Aid & CPR training

Minimum Qualifications
-Values collegiality with other teachers and parent volunteers
-Has a warm and energetic personality, a good sense of humor, and interest in working with teams
-Strong cultural competency and diversity, equity, and inclusion experience and commitment to ongoing practice and development
-Practices excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
-Strong organization, planning, and classroom management skills
-Flexible and able to handle transitions effectively
-Love and passion for working with young children

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references, addressed to Nayo Brooks, Director of Lower School.

Please send materials electronically, in PDF format to Nayo Brooks, Lower School Director:

This is a part-time position. The start date is November 7, 2022.

St. Paul’s is an equal employment opportunity employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender identity, age, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. St. Paul’s is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay and other forms of compensation, training, and other terms and conditions of employment.

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