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12 Aug 2022

Part Time Early Morning Lifeguard

Greater Somerset County YMCA – Posted by Anywhere

Job Description

Greater Somerset County YMCA (GSCY) is a local nonprofit committed to strengthening community by connecting all people to their potential, purpose and each other. At GSCY, we focus on empowering young people, improving health and well-being, and inspiring action in and across communities. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, we ensure that we all have access to the opportunities, relationships and resources necessary to learn, grow and thrive. To learn more about GSCY, visit our website:

Somerset Hills YMCA is seeking safety focused lifeguards to work in our two lap pools and recreational family pool. You should be a leader that is quick to respond and ready to protect our members. You will learn life skills such as multi-tasking, time management, organization, and how to effectively handle difficult situations. Imagine going to work each day knowing that what you do will make a difference in the lives of others.
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  • Maintains active 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.
  • Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state Health Department code.
  • Walks the perimeter of the pool scanning the bottom before taking over the lifeguard stand.
  • Performs 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.
  • Attends all staff meetings and in-service training.
  • Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.


  • Minimum age of 15
  • Certifications:
    • CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid and Emergency Oxygen
  • Current YMCA or ARC Lifeguard or equivalent
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness
  • Emotional resiliency and cognitive abilities to carry out job responsibilities
  • Ability to establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships
  • Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with individuals and groups respecting social and cultural diversity and to maintain appropriate boundaries
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards

Benefits of working part-time at GSCY include:

  • FREE Individual Membership Access to any YMCA in the Nation.
  • 10% Discount on most programming at Greater Somerset County YMCA.
  • Access to one of the leading retirement programs “Y Retirement Fund” from the first day of employment.
  • Opportunities for professional development, mentoring, growth, and promotion throughout the YMCA Movement.
  • Supportive and inclusive community for people of all backgrounds and access to Employee Resource Networks.

Greater Somerset County YMCA is a drug free work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information who share our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

Shifts Needed:
Opening Shifts Monday through Friday

4:45am-7:30am, 4:45am-9:00am, 4:45am-10:30am

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Job Categories: lifeguard. Job Types: Part Time. Salaries: Hourly.

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