Maintains safe conditions around the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Builds positive relationships with members and program participants through effective listening and verbal skills and creatively finds ways to connect them to one another and the Y community.
Builds effective, authentic relationships with members; Answers questions from members to support them in their activities and safety.
Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
Maintains active surveillance around the pool area and intervenes when necessary.
Follows YMCA policies and procedures; responds to emergency situations.
Assists Lifeguards in EAPS where appropriate.
Performs equipment checks and ensures equipment is available, clean, and serviceable.
Administers a height check to assess which individuals should wear appropriate lifejackets; helps individuals select and don lifejackets.
Dispatches swimmers at the top of slides to go down safely, according to lifeguards signal.
Identifies and celebrates the successes of members and program participants.
Attends all staff meetings and in-service training.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
Minimum age of 16
Certifications: CPR/AED and First Aid within 30 days of hire date (or sooner if required by supervisor)
Bloodborne Pathogens and Child abuse prevention training
Ability to maintain physical and mental readiness
Previous experience with diverse populations preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.
Ability to perform all physical aspects of the position, including walking, standing, bending, reaching, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
Hear noises and signals in the aquatic environment.
Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.