Head Lifeguard

YMCA Potterstown, NJ 2019-06-13

Location

Summit, NJ 07901

Job Description

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.
  • Ensure pool readings are taken every 2 hours.
  • Must be a role model for other staff and adhere to safeguarding 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

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