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The SKY Family YMCA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
It is our policy to make all personnel decisions without discriminating on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, physical disability, mental disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national or ethnic origin, and any other protected status.
General Statement of Duties: Under the direction of the Aquatics Director and in accordance with the policies of the SKY Family YMCA, the lifeguard will be responsible for the ensuring the safety of all participants in or around the YMCA pool.
Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.
Completes related reports as required.
Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area.
Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
Displays professional appearance at all times and dresses according to requirements (approved swimsuit, jacket, and shirt).
Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
Ensures all participants wear appropriate swim attire and footwear
Ensures that first time swimmers are swim tested and wear appropriate flotation devices as necessary.
Maintains a high level of cleanliness of deck, structures, equipment, etc.
Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
Finds replacement guard when unable to work and completes appropriate paperwork.
Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
Directs all pool maintenance concerns to supervisor immediately.
Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
Performs chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and takes appropriate action.
Attends all staff meetings and training as required.
Performs additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
Experience/Performance Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
Successfully complete State of Florida Criminal History Background Check requirements as well as meet the YMCA's policies on background screening
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Adhere to drug/alcohol/smoke free workplace policy
Sound decision making skills
Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA, Red Cross, StarGuard or other nationally recognized lifeguarding program standards.
Professional appearance and attitude.
Ability to pass lifeguard water test.
Must be able to remain alert.
Must be able to climb steps, sit or stand for extended periods and walk, bend, reach or kneel to reach equipment.
Requires individual to perform a range of exercise activities.
Requires full range of motion, including manual and finger dexterity and hand and eye coordination.
Requires corrected vision, speech, and hearing to normal range, or special accommodations made of sufficient nature for completion of assigned tasks.
Ability to lift 50 pounds and perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue and follow up care.
Ability to work in an outdoor, wet environment in summer and winter temperatures.
Ability to communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and