YMCA of Greater Boston Opening/Daytime Lifeguard in Reading, Massachusetts
THIS LIFEGUARD POSITION IS SPECIFICALLY SEEKING AN APPLICANT FOR EARLY MORNING/EARLY AFTERNOON SHIFTS WITHIN THE HOURS OF 5:45AM-1:00PM.
Under the supervision of the Senior 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.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES/PRINCIPLE ACTIVITIES:
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 15 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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
¨ At least 16 years of age.
¨ 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.
YMCA Competencies (Leader):
Mission Advancement: Reinforces the Y’s values within the organization and the community. Effectively communicates the benefits and impact of the YMCA’s efforts for all stakeholders.
Collaboration: Serves as a community leader building collaborations based on trust and credibility to advance YMCA mission and goals. Communicates for influence to attain buy-in and support of goals. Has strong communications skills and uses them to communicate with all members and supervisors. Has an expectation of quality and consistency from self and others.
Operational Effectiveness: Integrates multiple thinking processes to make decisions. Ensures continuous personal improvement.
Personal Growth: Creates a sense of urgency and positive tension to support change. Anticipates challenges that can sidetrack or derail growth and personal learning. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills.
¨ The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.
¨ Shifts include early mornings during the week and on the weekends.
¨ Child Abuse Prevention (within first four weeks of employment)
¨ Respect in the Workplace (Sexual Harassment Prevention)
¨ The Professional Lifeguard
¨ CPR, First Aid, O2
¨ Lifeguarding Certification (Red Cross, or YMCA)
¨ Minimum of two shifts per week per session (schedule cycle)
¨ One must be a weekend shift
¨ Exception if you are opener (pre 7am)
¨ Sub once a month