YMCA of Greater Kansas City

  • Lead Lifeguard

    Job Location US-MO-Kansas City
    Req No.
    2018-3407
    Location Site
    Linwood Family YMCA
    Category
    Aquatics
    Type
    Part-Time
    Minimum Salary
    USD $8.90/Hr.
    Midpoint Salary
    USD $11.11/Hr.
    Position Hours
    5:30a-3pm ( 3-5 hr shifts)
    Additional Location Information
    Opening guards start at $9.75
    Location : Location
    US-MO-Kansas City
  • Overview

    Under the supervision of the Aquatics Director, the Lead Lifeguard is to oversee the safety of member and program participants of the pool areas.  This position is expected to emphasize member service, character development, the mission statement and to work with membership retention and promotion. 

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute to the overall YMCA mission of healthy living, youth development and social responsibility. 

    • Continuously scan the pool (every 10 seconds), whirlpool and sauna areas, checking for safe conditions.
    • Must maintain high level of alertness at all times
    • Staff may be videotaped for safety audit purposes and ongoing training.
    • Will be required to complete 2 hours of in-service training a month
    • Position may require environment changes (outdoor to indoor, humid environments)
    • Will be required to participate in ongoing training that will be held during operational hours (operational manikin drops, pool safety checks, CPR checks).
    • Enforce all posted rules and any other rules that are required to ensure the safety of all participants.
    • Must constantly watch the pool and have a rescue tube, whistle, emergency button, and emergency oxygen barrier mask ready and available at all times, actively scanning 10 x 10.
    • Make sure that the pool deck is free of clutter and perform all maintenance duties assigned by Aquatic Director.
    • Test pool chemical levels and record in chemical logs.  Report changes to Aquatic Director immediately.
    • Responsible for opening, closing, and security reports.
    • Ensure automatic chlorinator is full, adds chemicals as directed by Aquatics Director.
    • Responsible for maintaining the continuity of lap swim and moving participants accordingly.
    • Must be able to be a team player with all associates.
    • Must notify appropriate associate of any unsafe conditions, needed repairs, complaints, accidents, or injuries immediately.
    • Must participate in special events.
    • Ensure pool safety checks and quick checks are completed and documented.
    • Fill out all Y accident and incident reports completely and turn into the Aquatics Director.
    • Monitor all associates in the pool area, ensuring we have the proper ratios in the pool, lifeguard to swimmers.
    • Assist and assign duties for a clean Y, keep hallways and locker rooms picked up.
    • Assists and participates in marketing and special events.
    • Assists in managing the departmental operations.
    • May be asked to lead monthly lifeguard in-service trainings
    • May be asked to assist in interviewing, scheduling, disciplining, and supervising qualified associate.
    • Assist the Aquatics Director with the new hire orientation for lifeguards.
    • May be asked to serve as aquatics person on-call when the Aquatics Director is unavailable.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum one year experience as a certified lifeguard.
    • Current YMCA Lifeguard 2011 (5th ed YLG) certification.
    • American Safety and Health Institute certifications:Perform and pass rescue skills.
      • Current First Aid.
      • Current CPRPro (includes AED).
      • Current Emergency Oxygen.
    • Able to relate and work with diverse groups of people in a friendly and consistent manner.

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