SECTION 1: THE ROLE The Fermoy Leisure Complex includes a 25-metre swimming pool, toddler’s pool sauna and steam room, disabled changing facilities. The Pool Assistant will report to the Manager or their deputy and will assist, supervise and control, where necessary users of the facility. The Pool Assistant will ensure that all activity areas are ready for use as required both in terms of cleanliness and equipment that is required. The Pool Assistant will teach and coach as required and ensure that the customer care policy of the facility is always maintained to the highest standards.
SECTION 2: DUTIES The duties may include but are not limited to the following and the post holder may be required to perform other duties as appropriate to the post which may be assigned to him/her from time to time and to contribute to the development of the post while in office. 1. The Pool Assistant will report to the Manager and will assist, lifeguard and teach where applicable, users of the facility. 2. He/She will ensure that all activity areas are ready for use as required both in terms of cleanliness and equipment that is required. 3. The Pool Assistant will teach as required and ensure that the customer care policy of the facility is always maintained to the highest standards.
Duties will include: 4. Supervision of activities in all areas of the facility. 5. Setting up, changing and storing equipment, furniture and any apparatus as required by the Programme of the complex. 6. Assist and instruct individuals and/or groups in swimming tuition. 7. Promotion of the facility. 8. Supervise and control entrance areas, the foyer, pool hall, and other areas and generally assist the Manager and Supervisors in furthering the successful operation of the facility. 9. To effect minor repairs to equipment and to maintain all equipment in a safe and proper manner. 10. Administer First Aid where appropriate. 11. To receive supplies and equipment, recording and storage of same. 12. Lifeguarding of all swimmers. 13. Cleaning of pool surrounds, decks, changing rooms, toilets and other areas. 14. Supervision of changing rooms. 15. General cleaning and labouring duties in the complex. 16. Reception duties as instructed by the Manager. 17. Responsibility for the carrying and handling of monies. 18. Water testing and recording of results. 19. Report writing for accidents and incidents, etc. 20. Cleaning of showers and toilets. 21. Any other duties, which from time to time, may be allocated by the Manager. 22. Enforcing the rules and regulations of the facility and monitoring the behaviour of all patrons. 23. The Pool Assistant will be required to update his/her Life Saving, Swimming Teaching and First Aid qualifications at the prescribed intervals. SECTION 3: ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA / QUALIFICATIONS 1. Availability Candidates are required to be available for work weekdays, Monday to Friday. 2. Character Each candidate must be of good character. The successful candidates will be subject to Garda Vetting in advance of appointment to the position. 3. Health Each Candidate must be in a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect of ability to render regular and efficient service. 4. Education, Experience Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms - • Hold a minimum current Irish Water Safety Pool Lifeguard award or RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification. • Have a thorough knowledge of resuscitation including Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid. If the successful applicant does not have a First Aid Qualification, they will be required to obtain it within 6 months of appointment
Desirable but not essential • Swimming Teacher’s Award • A Certificate of Competence in Pool Plant Operator • Previous work in a swimming pool is also desirable but not necessary as full training would be provided. SECTION 4: SELECTION PROCESS The recruitment selection process will include an interview. Candidates will be assessed under the following criteria: • Relevant Experience • Interpersonal & Communication Skills • Knowledge & Understanding of the Post • Teamwork A panel may be formed on the basis of such interview. Candidates whose names are on a panel and who satisfy the local authority that they possess the qualifications declared for the office and that they are otherwise suitable for appointment may within the life of the panel be appointed as appropriate vacancies arise.
SECTION 5: TENURE The position is Temporary and Part Time. The post is pensionable. A panel may be formed to fill vacancies for Temporary Part Time Pool Assistant (Fermoy Swimming Pool) which may arise during the lifetime of the panel.
SECTION 6: SALARY Minimum Wage €11.30 per hour.
SECTION 7: LOCATION OF POST The position will be based initially at Fermoy Leisure Centre. Cork County Council reserves the right to assign you to any department, premises or district in use by the Council, now or in the future. Changes in location of employment will not result in payment of disturbance money or compensation. The person appointed will be required to provide him/herself at his/her own expense with the necessary mode of travel to and from work. Holders of the office shall reside in the district in which their duties are to be performed or within a reasonable distance thereof.
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