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Junior Lifeguard

Company: YMCA OF METRO ATLANTA
Location: Lawrenceville
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta. Today, we're looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state.

At the Y, we're an association of like-minded people (staff, volunteers, and members), on the forefront of a movement to ensure that everyone -- especially children -- experience an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. In the course of a year, we provide more than 3,000 children, ages 6 weeks through Pre-K with high-quality literacy and STEAM-infused learning; give 58,000 youth and teens access to sports, aquatics, day and resident camps, teen leadership development programs, and employment opportunities; provide over 200,000 members with programs, services, and facilities to enjoy connection and maintain wellness regardless of age; and engage over 25,000 volunteers and donors from across Atlanta to share in the gift of supporting their communities.

The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Commitment to Health and Safety

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination requirement for all Full-Time positions. For further information, please visit our Vaccine Hub, or speak to your recruiter. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.

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 creates a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while promoting and maintain safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Supports the lifeguard in maintaining active surveillance of the pool area.
  • Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, completes related reports as required.
  • Knows, understands, and consistently supports safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  • Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others.
  • Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state health department code.
  • Supports equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  • Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.
  • Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action.

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Minimum age of 15
    • Certifications: Basic life support or professional rescuer CPR/AED, first aid, and emergency oxygen administration
    • Current Lifeguard Certification
    • Additional trainings as assigned within first week of work
    • Ability to maintain certification-level physical and mental readiness
    • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards
      WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
      • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard.
      • Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility.
      • Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.
      • See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.

        Location:
        J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA

Keywords: YMCA OF METRO ATLANTA, Roswell , Junior Lifeguard, Other , Lawrenceville, Georgia

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