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Head Lifeguard- Los Altos Family YMCA job – YMCA of Greater Long Beach – Long Beach, CA 

Posted by | January 30, 2017 | Lifeguard Jobs

The Los Altos Family YMCA is looking for a part time Head Lifeguard. Hours per week will range from 20-28 depending on your availability. Head Lifeguard will be responsible for maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas and creating a safe and positive atmosphere for all participants.Essential Functions: Maintains constant surveillance of the pool area.Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures. Completes related reports as required.Maintains effective relationships with the members, participants and other staff.Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.Be rescue ready at all times when on deck and during scheduled work hours.Ensure scheduled shift is covered at all times.Conduct and monitor all swim tests prior to participants engaging in pool activities.Perform equipment checks and ensure appropriate equipment is available as needed.Check the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.Provide emergency care and treatment as necessary and until medical professionals arrive.Perform chemical testing at appropriate times of the day, as required, and takes appropriate action.Perform pool opening and closing procedures training is provided.Responsible for scheduling classes, completing program paperwork, scheduling lifeguards, supervising Lifeguards 1 and 2 when requested and may act as the Director in their absence.Ability to conduct lifeguard instruction training.Attend all staff meetings, trainings and other YMCA functions as required by Supervisor.Maintain open lines of communication with participant, coaches, referee, staff and supervisor.Perform other duties as assigned.We are looking for a Head Lifeguard who demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Building rapport and relating to the students and parents is important. The YMCA staff strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members and participants. We embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better experience for our members and participants. If this sounds like a good fit for you please apply for this position.YMCA Competencies (Leader): Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.Collaboration: Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other persons point of view, and remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.Operational Effectiveness: Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience.Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.Personal Growth: Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology. Qualifications: Education & Certifications: Must be 18 years of age. Must be currently attending high school, ROP classes or equivalent or have a high school diploma or equivalent. Current certification for Lifeguard training (recognized by the State of California), First Aid, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, and O2 required and must be maintained and kept in current status. Water Safety Instructor (Red Cross) or Fundamentals of Teaching YMCA Swim Lessons preferred. YMCA Lifeguard Certification is preferred.Must pass a 150 yard pre-employment swim test.Be able to perform all requirements for lifeguard certification and demonstrate skills as required (example: in-service trainings)Criminal clearance including fingerprintsHealth screening with TB testDrug Test ScreeningComplete New Employee Orientation and Child Abuse Prevention Training. Strong communication skills (both written and oral).Public relations skills and/or experience working with a diverse population desired.Two or more years experience working as a lifeguard in an aquatics facility required. Working Conditions: Environmental Factors: Indoor and outdoor facilities (e.g. gymnasium and recreational sites); exposure to heat, cold, potentia

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