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Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges Lifeguard - Oratam Camp in New Milford, New Jersey

Lifeguard - Oratam CampGreater Bergen County YMCA, 1092 Carnation Drive, New Milford, New Jersey, United States of America Req #1493 Friday, January 19, 2024We are an all - inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.Sign on bonus may applyPOSITION SUMMARY:The YMCA of Greater Bergen County is seeking a self-motivated and organized individual who will be primarily responsible for the supervision of the designated swimming and surrounding areas while creating a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. YMCA of Greater Bergen County operates traditional day and resident camps in Harriman State Park, NY, along Lake Kanawauke, providing a beautiful natural setting. The camp is 45 minutes from Hackensack, where our YMCA is located; all counselors and campers are bused to camp from the YMCA. Camp activities include swimming, boating, fishing, arts & crafts, sports & games, archery, nature, hiking, rock climbing, and challenge/low ropes course. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Be identifiable with YMCA Lifeguard shirt, whistle, swimsuit and has the rescue tube with them. The Rescue tube must be properly worn, with the strap on the shoulder and holding it in front of the body.Actively apply and enforce all pool rules and proactively address members to maintain a safe environment.Knows, understands, and consistently apply safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.Maintain constant surveillance of the designated swimming area. This includes actively looking at the water and swimmers, staying alert and scanning from one end to the other by moving their head side to side every 10 seconds.Must sit in an alert position and does not lean or recline in a resting position while on duty.Minimize all distractions that may interfere with effective scanning, such as not engaging in extended conversations with other staff or members.Must be skilled in observing the behavior of swimmers in the water and be ready at all times to stop dangerous behavior.Move to another area when multiple lifeguards are on duty to ensure appropriate zone coverage of the designated swimming area.Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and respond to emergency situations immediately in accordance with emergency action plan and provide first aid care when needed.Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.Perform equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.Check the designated swimming areafor hazardous conditions when arriving and throughout shift.Attend all staff meetings and training as required.MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:Be 5-10 minutes early to every shift and record time worked correctly with limitedmistakes.Flexibility, may be asked to substitute for other employee’s shift or work beyond assigned shift in an effort to ensure safety and proper coverage.Mandatory attendance for in-services and rescue drills. In-Service meeting will be scheduled in advance. Rescue drills may or may not be scheduled without prior notice.Responsible for cleaning pool area, including potentially fecal matter or vomit.PHYSICAL DEMANDSMust be able to remain alert.Ability to pass lifeguard water test.Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods.Adequate ability to hear noises and distinguish distress signals.Ability to continuously scan all areas of the pool with clear vision.Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue.Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.INTERNAL CANDIDATES:Current active employees of the METROPOLITAN YMCA OF THE ORANGES should apply via the Careers section of the Dayforce Employee Account.Professional development opportunities and complimentary use of YMCA facilities.We are proud to be an EEO/AA/employer M/F/D/V. Employment is subject to extensive background check.