YMCA OF LINCOLN, NEBRASKA

Lifeguard

STATUS: Part-Time
LOCATION: Copple Family, Northeast

SUMMARY 
Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area. Knows, understands, and consistently applies and enforces safety and pool rules, policies and guidelines.
  • Knows all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.  
  • Communicates with and maintains effective relationships with the members, participants and other staff. 
  • Documents and notifies Director of incidents/accidents, member questions/concerns, damaged equipment, supply needs, etc.
  • Is responsible for assuring the outlined procedures for opening/closing the pool area are fully completed.
  • Performs general housekeeping tasks to clean and maintain the pool area as directed.  
  • Records and keeps accurate records of all pool chemical readings and takes appropriate action as needed.
  • Assists in overseeing the party and off-hour rental programs as needed.
  • Maintains certifications listed under Certificates, Licenses, and Registrations.
  • Receives and carries out instructions.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.  Secures a substitute if unable to cover scheduled shift and notifies Director of schedule substitutions prior to the change.
  • Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 
  • Ability to talk, see and hear. 
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks at one time
  • Ability to perform rescue skills.
  • Ability to perform and successfully complete minimum lifeguarding skills and emergency/safety drills at any time as requested by Supervisor. 
  • Possesses a strong understanding of the YMCA and its purpose, mission and values.  Demonstrates this understanding through behavior and actions that support the purpose, mission and values.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 
Previous aquatics experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 
YMCA, Red Cross, or American Safety and Health Institute Lifeguard Certified
CPR For The Professional Rescuer, AED and First Aid Certified

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT 
Ability to lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. as required.  May require more in the event of a water rescue.
Ability to perform moderate physical activity that may include sitting and/or standing for extended periods, walking, crouching, kneeling, bending, twisting and reaching.  
Ability to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue. 
The nature of the environment is one in which the employee may come in contact with outside weather conditions that may include hot/cold temperatures, sun, wind, insects, pollen, etc. and chemicals. 
OTHER
Approved YMCA staff attire and whistle