Butler YMCA – Lifeguard

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Position:
Lifeguard
20 hours per week, daytime/ evening and weekend hours

Where:
Butler YMCA
339 N Washington St, Butler, PA 16001

Start Date:
Immediately

Position Summary:
This 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 Butler YMCA intentionally fosters a cause-centered culture that is welcoming, genuine, hopeful, nurturing, and determined.  The incumbent will be responsible for m
aintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Create a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum age of 15.
  • Red Cross, YMCA or BSA Lifeguard Training required.
  • CPR/First Aid/AED Certification required.
  • Oxygen Administration certification required within 30 days of hire.
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Ability to work with people from a variety of different ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, and generational backgrounds.

Essential Functions:

  1. Maintain constant surveillance of the pool areas.
  2. Know/review all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.
  3. Maintain effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff. Models relationship-building skills (including Listen First) in all interactions.
  4. Follows YMCA policies and procedures, including those related to medical and disciplinary situations, child abuse prevention and emergencies.
  5. Know, understand, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  6. Maintain accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  7. Perform equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  8. Keep pool and instructional equipment organized and in its proper place.
  9. Check pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
  10. Perform chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and takes appropriate action.

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