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Lifeguard - Englewood Location

Company: The SKY Family YMCA
Location: Englewood
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the direction of the Aquatics Coordinator and in accordance with the policies of the SKY YMCA, the lifeguard will be responsible for the ensuring the safety of all participants in or around the YMCA pool.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
  • Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area.
  • Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  • Displays professional appearance at all times and dresses according to requirements (approved swimsuit, jacket, and shirt).
  • Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area. Ensure all participants wear appropriate swim attire and footwear
  • Make sure that first time swimmers are swim tested and wear appropriate flotation devices as necessary If you feel that there is a medical condition that requires further investigation or physician's approval, refer it to the Aquatics Director.
  • Works to maintain a high level of cleanliness of deck, structures, equipment, etc.
  • Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  • Finds replacement guard when unable to work and completes appropriate paperwork.
  • Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed. Directs all pool maintenance concerns to Aquatics Director immediately.
  • Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
  • Performs chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and takes appropriate action.
  • Attends all staff meetings and training as required.
  • Utilize time clock and monitor timesheet. Bring any corrections to supervisor within a timely manner.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the Association's policies on background screening
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy
  • Sound decision making skills
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA, Red Cross, or other nationally recognized lifeguarding program standards.
  • Professional appearance and attitude

CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Current YMCA, Red Cross, or other nationally recognized lifeguarding certification and corresponding requirements for CPR/AED and First Aid.
  • CPR for the Rescue Professional/ First Aid/AED Certifications required
  • Completion of the YMCA's Blood Borne Pathogens Training annually
  • Completion of the YMCA's Child Sexual Abuse Prevention training annually
  • Additional training classes as recommended by Supervisor

Keywords: The SKY Family YMCA, Captiva , Lifeguard - Englewood Location, Other , Englewood, Florida

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