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Company: Channel Islands YMCA
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Job Description:

What do Lifeguards do?Responsibilities include supervising the aquatics area while facilities are in use, and promoting and maintaining a safe, secure and organized pool area. We are seeking responsible individuals who are capable of working alone or in big groups. Maintain all areas in and around aquatic area. Keeping within the policies, philosophies and mission set forth by the Channel Islands YMCA associationEnforce and educate members about aquatic rules and procedures set forth by branch.Wash deck, maintain cleanliness and keep pool deck clear of any obstructions.Maintain constant surveillance of water and pool deck areas by 10-10 scanning.Assist swimmers in distressProvide emergency medical assistance as to trained to any person on the YMCA premise as necessaryTake and record chemical readings set forth by BranchAttend mandatory staff meetings and in-servicesWhat we look for in a Lifeguard ...Minimum 18 years of ageStrong swimming ability, 300 yards continuousCurrent Lifeguard Certification recommended, but, the YMCA can provide Lifeguard Certification prior to employmentAbility to adequately observe participant activities, enforce safety regulations and apply appropriate policies and procedures.EMPLOYEE BENEFITS FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES:RETIREMENT: All employees are eligible to participate in the tax-deferred savings plan by opening a 403(b) Smart Account.SICK TIME: Part-time employees earn 1 hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked, after 90 day intro period.DISCOUNTS: All staff are offered discounts on Aquatics programs, Sports programs, Youth & Adult Fitness programs, Afterschool and School's Out Childcare, Summer Day Camp and Date Night & Misc. Youth Programs.PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Some positions are eligible for additional trainings and certifications, according to CEO/Executive Director discretion.BONUS PERK: Part-time staff members and full-time 30-hour staff members receive a free individual membership!#CIYMCAHIGHThis position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Lifeguard at the Channel Islands YMCA creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while promoting and maintain safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.OUR CULTURE: Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:1. Maintain constant surveillance of water and pool deck areas by 10-10 scanning.2. Assist swimmers in distress.3. Provide emergency medical assistance as trained to any person on the YMCA premise as necessary.4. Take and record chemical readings set forth by branch.5. Follow YMCA Dress Code. Always wear a lifeguard shirt. Be identifiable.6. Must attend staff meetings and in-service trainings.7. Know emergency procedures and chain of command.8. Know and operate physically challenged access equipment.9. Cover and uncover the pool and change lane lines when applicable.10.Complete incident reports as needed and contact supervisor if/when an emergency occurs.11. Lifeguard must guard from elevated chair. Always carry first aid pack and rescue tube.12.Must follow substitution procedures when finding a replacement.13. Enforce and educate members about aquatic rules and procedures set forth by branch.14.Help maintain emergency equipment. (Shepherd's crook, buoy, ring buoy, spine board, etc.)15.Report specific supply needs to supervisor.16.Wash deck, maintain cleanliness and keep pool deck clear of any obstructions.17.Use time clock for clocking in. Lifeguards need to be on deck 10 minutes before their shift.18. Introduce and emulate Core Values of respect, responsibility, honesty and caring.19.Actively build relationships and connections with and among members by using members' names and engaging members in conversation.20.Actively listen in relationship building conversations and while checking on members' progress. Help facilitate community building by introducing members to other staff and, to other members. Be aware of your regular members and welcome them back if they have been away.21.Complete any other tasks assigned by supervisor.22.Fingerprints will be taken upon commencement of employment and results will be submitted to the Association Human Resources Department.LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:Communication & InfluenceCritical Thinking & Decision MakingEmotional MaturityField LabelQualifications1. Must be at least 18 years of age2. Must possess valid lifeguard certification from the Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, United States Lifesaving Association, Starfish Aquatics, or the YMCA. Lifeguards holding non-YMCA certifications must complete either a cross over training to YMCA Lifeguard 2011 or the complete YMCA Lifeguard 2011 within 90 days of employment.3. First Aid, CPR/AED Certifications or an Emergency Medical Technician certificate of basic or higher may be substituted for First Aid, CPR/AED.4. Must be able to complete YMCA swim test and pass entry written test.5. Must have visual and auditory ability to respond to critical incidents and the physical ability to act in an emergency situation.6. Worked in Aquatic environment for more than 2 years is recommended.7. Ability to work with members in a busy environment8. Possess leadership qualities9. Must be able to handle all aquatic situations in the absence of managementWORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: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.Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard.Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility.Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.

Keywords: Channel Islands YMCA, Santa Barbara , LIFEGUARD, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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