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Lifeguard

Company: YMCA of Greater Boston Inc
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director, this position is responsible for guarding the pool, ensuring the safety of all patrons, enforcing pool rules, and implementing the branch EAP as needed. Ideal candidate will be detail oriented, ability to make command decisions, and can maintain attention/focus for extended periods of time.

Opening and weekends shifts available. Afternoon hours available during camp season late June to late August.

Key Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Prevent emergencies by scanning the pool in a continuous and consistent manner.
  • Recognize emergencies or potential incidents and address them immediately
  • Know and activate the branch and pool EAP when needed.
  • Perform assists or rescues as needed
  • Provide care such as, CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen as needed.
  • Complete incident reports in a timely and effective manner
  • Enforce pool rules. Handle issues as they arise in a professional manner.
  • Ensure a clean and safe pool environment at all times.
  • When off the stand, assist with cleaning and testing of the pool.
  • Maintain a clear and consistent line of communication with all supervisors.
  • Participate in all branch safety and quality drills
  • Attend all required monthly and yearly in-service trainings
  • Arrive 10 minutes prior to start of scheduled shift.
  • Make sure all doors are securely locked when a lifeguard is not on duty. Never leave the pool unattended.
  • All change in hours will be in writing and signed by consenting parties. You are responsible for finding your own coverage.
  • Engage in active listening with members in order to build relationships, understand each individual's goals and interests and take the initiative to assist in the achievement of those goals.
  • Maintain a professional image and manner consistent with the YMCA mission and goals at all times.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Required Training/Certifications:

  • Current Lifeguard Certification required. YMCA Lifeguard or Red Cross Lifeguard
  • Child Abuse Prevention (within first four weeks of employment)
  • Respect in the Workplace (Sexual Harassment Prevention)
  • CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen Administration
  • Passes a skills test prior to employment consisting of
  • 300 yard swim
  • Tread water for 2 minutes
  • Sprint swim, retrieve 10lb brick, return to swim with brick
  • CPR with AED, First Aid and Oxygen Administration skill verification
  • Deep water submerged victim rescue
  • Active drowning victim rescue

Skills and Competencies/Know How:

  • Ability to develop strong relationships and communicate with staff, members, parents and participants of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to keep accurate records/documentation.
  • Work as an integral member of a staff team.
  • Cantonese or Mandarin speaking a plus but not required

Work Environment:

  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
  • Shifts vary, but may include early mornings, nights, and weekends.

Physical Demands:

  • Physically and verbally able to interact with members and staff.
  • Must be able to scan the pool visually.
  • May be required to sit or stand for extended period of time.
  • At times, be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Boston Inc, Boston , Lifeguard, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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