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27 Jul 2018

Part Time Lifeguard

Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges – Posted by jsilva Livingston, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

We are an all – inclusive organization joined together by a shared commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility. As a growing, mission focused, and future-oriented association of YMCAs, the Metro YMCA of the Oranges has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, mission-driven, candidate to join our team.

Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.


  • Be identifiable with YMCA Lifeguard shirt, whistle, swimsuit and has the rescue tube with them. The Rescue tube must be properly worn, with the strap on the shoulder and holding it in front of the body.
  • Actively apply and enforce all pool rules and proactively address members to maintain a safe environment.
  • Knows, understands, and consistently apply safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.


  • Maintain constant surveillance of the pool area. This includes standing at the edge of the pool or using the elevated lifeguard chair, actively looking at the water and swimmers, staying alert and scanning from one end of the pool to the other by moving their head side to side every 10 seconds.
  • Must sit in an alert position and does not lean or recline in a resting position while on duty.
  • Minimize all distractions that may interfere with effective scanning, such as not engaging in extended conversations with other staff or members.
  • Must be skilled in observing the behavior of swimmers in the water and be ready at all times to stop dangerous behavior.
  • Move to another area when multiple lifeguards are on duty to ensure appropriate zone coverage of the pool.


  • Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and respond to emergency situations immediately in accordance with emergency action plan and provide first aid care when needed.
  • Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  • Perform equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
  • Check the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving and throughout shift.
  • Attend all staff meetings and training as required.


Other Duties/Expectations:

  • Be 5-10 minutes early to every shift and record time worked correctly with limited mistakes.
  • Must find coverage if unable to attend a shift. Contact must be made ahead of time if a scheduled shift cannot be worked.
  • Flexibility, may be asked to substitute for other employee’s shift or work beyond assigned shift in an effort to ensure safety and proper coverage.
  • Mandatory attendance for in-services and rescue drills. In-Service meeting will be scheduled in advance. Rescue drills may or may not be scheduled without prior notice.
  • Responsible for cleaning pool area, including potentially fecal matter or vomit.



  • Certifications: Current Lifeguard, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid certification as required by the NJ State Bathing Code.
    • Acceptable Lifeguard Certification may be from YMCA or American Red Cross
    • Acceptable CPR may be from American Heart Association CPR/AED or American Red Cross CPR/AED
    • Acceptable FA Certification may be from American Red Cross FA or National Safety Council
  • Oxygen Administration certification from American Red Cross preferred
  • Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
  • Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.

How to Apply

Please send resume to:  [email protected]  

Job Categories: lifeguard. Job Types: Part Time.

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