Butler YMCA – Lifeguard

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20 hours per week, daytime/ evening and weekend hours

Butler YMCA
339 N Washington St, Butler, PA 16001

Start Date:

Position Summary:
Maintain 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. The incumbent accepts and demonstrates the YMCA core values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility.


  • Red Cross, YMCA or BSA Lifeguard Training required.
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer required.
  • First Aid Certifications required.
  • Oxygen Administration certification required within 30 days of hire.
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.

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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