Assistant Swim Coach/Teacher (ASCT) & Pool Supervisor - Singapore

Localisation Singapore, Singapore
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Posted on 05-29-2024

German European School Singapore

GESS is an international not-for-profit school that believes in developing confident, forward-looking students by celebrating our values respect, openness and diversity.

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Currently, more than 1800 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve.

Job Purpose

As an ASCT you will support the swimming teacher during swimming lessons. You will help teach our Kindergarten and Primary School students to develop swimming skills, technique and confidence in the water. You will lead sub-groups of the class. You will lead learn to swim, developmental and competitive swim squads during CCA and morning sessions. As a pool supervisor, you will supervise the lessons in the pool as an observer to ensure safe practice.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Duties as ASCT

·       To deliver lessons, ensuring adherence to the values and vision of GESS

·       To plan appropriate tasks for swimmers based on the objectives of the lesson

·       Ensure all equipment and facilities are well maintained and correctly used at all times

·       Ensure safety standards are followed in sessions

·       To be a positive role model, creating a positive and fun environment in which to motivate and encourage children to participate in swimming

·       Work alongside the Head of Swimming and other Swimming Teachers/Coaches

·       Engagement in leading swimming specific CCA’s and swim squads as directed by the Head of Swimming

·       Provide effective explanations and demonstrate swimming techniques

·       Identify and correct faults in swimming techniques, and provide ways to improve performance

·       Attend swim competitions and gala’s as requested by Head of Swimming

·       You will not be asked to conduct student progress reports, but will be asked to give feedback on swimmers abilities.

·       You will not be asked to engage directly with parents via email.

Duties as Pool Supervisor

·       Observe classes and activities at the pool to maintain a safe learning environment.

·       Be on watch for any students in distress and act accordingly

·      Be the first response first aider, and manage appropriately (there is a full time first aid team on campus for any incidents)

Knowledge and Experience

·       Applicants should hold recognised swimming certifications (ASCA Level 2 or equivalent preferred)

·       Applicants should be comfortable leading groups;

o   Primary learn to swim, Secondary learn to swim, Junior Swim Squad

·       Demonstration of knowledge on how to differentiate a session and tasks

·       Demonstration of knowledge in proficient/competitive swimming techniques

·       Demonstration of willingness to learn from the Head of Swimming

Technical and Soft Skills

·       Enthusiastic and positive attitude towards swimming

·       Effective communicator

·       The ability to inspire confidence and motivate swimmers

·       The ability to calm and encourage young students 

·       An understanding of (or a willingness to learn) how to differentiate for multiple levels in a coaching session

Problem Solving / Decision Making Level and Freedom

·    Applicant would be expected to take initiative in not specified tasks (Examples):

o   Ensuring all equipment is safely stored

o   Ensuring the following class equipment is readily available

o   Communicating with facilities/head of Swimming on any needed maintenance

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships across the GESS community.


Our School

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates.


Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School.


Children aged 2 years onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and diversity.


To Apply

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application and your complete resume. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 


Our Selection Process

At GESS we adhere to fair employment practices that consist of hiring practices that are fair, merit-based and non-discriminatory.


We are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and child protection as we promote the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.


All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory reference and background checks and the offer of employment will be subject to the completion of these. In addition, the visa entry requirements for Singapore are subject to certain requirements being met. This includes but is not limited to, mandatory diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements for children attending school in Singapore will need to be in place prior to arriving in Singapore in order for the criteria for a child Dependent Pass to be met and the visa granted. Further information on this will be shared at interview stage if applicable.


Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Safeguarding Commitment

GESS is committed to our responsibilities for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. We actively recruit candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding and, therefore, apply robust and comprehensive recruitment and selection procedures. We expect all appointed staff to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant GESS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. If the job holder identifies any instance that a child may be harmed or are at risk of harm (physically or emotionally) in any environment, they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding Team.


CPE registration number: S72SS0010G Registration period: 22 June, 2023 – 21 June, 2029