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Lifeguards - Woodruff Family YMCA

Company: Central Connecticut Coast YMCA
Location: Milford
Posted on: November 20, 2022

Job Description:

DescriptionThis position supports the mission and work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization. The Lifeguard maintains a supportive, positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and while promoting and maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. The Lifeguard assures the well-being for each participant in line with YMCA of the USA guidelines and association policies in accordance with their training. This results in cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined while also managing high-quality, member-focused aquatics programs.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Models the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility with members, colleagues, guests, volunteers, and vendors.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships with volunteers, members, program participants, and colleagues at all levels of the organization; helps members connect with each other and the YMCA.
  • Maintains physical presence, remains alert at all times while on duty, maintains constant visual attention to swimmers, and remains aware of pool surroundings and participants in the pool.
  • Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the "safe-in-six" model; completes related reports as required.
  • Knows, follows, and enforces all YMCA policies, rules, regulations, and procedures, including those for the prevention of child abuse.
  • Ambassador of all YMCA programs with a focus on Aquatics programs, schedules, and member engagement.
  • Follows all aquatic procedures and guidelines including those pertaining to health and safety, chemical testing, forms, reports, and staff expectations as required by the YMCA and the state health department code.
  • Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed. Clean and store equipment per branch procedures.
  • Attends all mandatory meetings and trainings. Requirements
    • Minimum age of 16 years.
    • Must hold and maintain CPR, AED, and First Aid
    • Must hold and maintain American Red Cross, YMCA, or equivalent lifeguard and/or YMCA Swim Lessons Instructor certification.
    • Must complete Emergency Oxygen Administration Certification within the first 90 days of employment.
    • Ability to maintain certification-level physical and mental readiness.
    • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.
    • Must successfully complete a swimming and physical skills test upon hire, and annually according to CCC YMCA parameters.
    • Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others.
    • Effective communication skills necessary to inform, counsel, motivate, and support members and staff.
    • Must be observant, safety-conscious, and able to react calmly and quickly in an emergency.
    • Able to work flexible schedules.

Keywords: Central Connecticut Coast YMCA, Milford , Lifeguards - Woodruff Family YMCA, Other , Milford, Connecticut

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