Head Lifeguard

YMCA Byram Township, NJ 2019-01-02

The Head Lifeguard will assist the Aquatic Director with planning and delivering Lifeguard In-Service training, conducting staff evaluations, and weekly scheduling for lifeguard staff. The Full time Head Lifeguard position must be able to work nights and weekends. Thirty hours per week will be in a lifeguarding capacity with 10 hours per week dedicated to administrative duties.

The Summit Area YMCA offers a full benefits program, 12% Y retirement plan upon eligibility, generous Paid Time Off policy, subsidized childcare and free Y membership.

Bi Lingual Welcomed. EOE

Qualifications
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Have a minimum of 3 years’ experience
  • An acceptable level of physical fitness to perform in pool activities, rescues and survival skills
  • Hold a current YMCA Lifeguard Certification and/or hold a Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • Hold current Professional Rescuer CPR, First Aid, Oxygen Administration and Automated External Defibrillator Certifications
  • Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred or able to obtain 3 months
  • High School Graduate (or equivalent) preferred
  • Be dependable and reliable
Essential Functions
  • Must be willing and able to act immediately and appropriately to secure safety of patrons in the event of an emergency situation.
  • Identify potential hazards and practice preventative lifeguarding. Maintain constant surveillance of the water, deck and pool areas at all times.
  • Be very knowledgeable of the Emergency Action Plans
  • Attend ALL meetings and run in-service trainings.
  • Responsible for lifeguard drills and proper documentation.
  • Find coverage if a lifeguard calls out.
  • Oversee the lifeguards’ rotation.
  • Insure pool readings are taken every 2 hours.
  • Must be a role model for other staff and adhere to safe guarding habits.
  • Ensures lifeguards are modeling characteristics of a Professional Lifeguard- wearing proper uniform, scanning correctly, etc.
  • Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety, rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  • Maintains a professional attitude and appearance, wearing the proper uniform/equipment for each shift.
  • Maintains effective relationships with the members, participants, and other staff.
  • Must be able to supervise staff with tact and respect, maintaining a positive working relationship with them.
  • Perform equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  • Completes other duties as assigned
  • As an Ambassador for the Y, communicates to members, volunteers, and the general public that the Y is the nation’s leading non-profit committed to strengthening the community through Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
Cause-Driven Leadership® Competencies
  • Collaboration: Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers, members or program participants, and colleagues at all levels of the organization.
  • Critical Thinking and Decision Making: Responds to challenges with possible solutions in a timely manner.
  • Emotional Maturity: Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others.
Required Certifications
  • YMCA Lifeguard Certification and/or Red Cross Lifeguard Certification
  • Professional Rescuer CPR, First Aid, Oxygen Administration and Automated External Defibrillator Certification
  • Red Cross or YMCA Lifeguard Instructor certification preferred or able to obtain 3 months
  • High School Graduate or equivalent


Hourly$15.00 - $16.00

How to Apply

Apply by Email kaitlin.czerminski@thesay.org
Resumes Accepted Until1/18/2019