2 Nov 2020

Part Time Lifeguard – Now Hiring at Portland and Biddeford

YMCA of Southern Maine – Posted by mlefebvre Portland, Maine, United States

Job Description

No Experience? No Problem! We provide FREE job training! Free training ($290 value), free membership, 25% off programming, advancement opportunities, and part-time & full-time options!

Looking for a job where you can have fun AND make a difference in your community? Consider the Y!

The YMCA of Southern Maine is a charitable community organization committed to building strong communities through programs and services for all. We value diversity and inclusion, and actively work to create a safe, welcoming place for our neighbors.

The ideal lifeguard candidate will be responsible for supervising all pool activities by being preventative lifeguards, actively enforcing all rules and regulations and responding to all incidents and accidents calmly and professionally.


Cost shared premium with Health, Dental. Employer paid Short & Long Term Disability and Life insurance, when eligible 7% employer contribution toward Retirement plan, Free Individual or Family YMCA membership, casual work environment with a culture focused on relationship building and our mission. Generous Paid Time Off Policy granted Immediately upon hire: 224 hours of PTO (prorated based on hire date), 5 days of Floating Holiday and 6 paid Holidays.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Lifeguard is charged with effectively and safely supervising the pool environment to prevent drowning and injuries by providing safety instructions, recognizing and responding to emergencies, and rendering CPR and first aid in accordance with the policies established by the YMCA. These policies must be followed within the National YMCA guidelines.

 Essential Functions: 

1. Maintains rescue readiness at all times. Is in uniform holding a rescue tube with its strap across chest, wearing sun protection and sunglasses (if outside), and carrying a whistle, a pocket mask and gloves. Practices skills frequently to ensure readiness and confidence to render effective aid when necessary.

2. Always positions to protect entire assigned zone of responsibility. Positions in an elevated chair or platform, or stands or patrols at the edge of the pool so that all parts of the assigned zone, including the bottom of the pool are visible. Moves to
change position when any area of assigned zone is not visible due to glare or obstruction. Performs a thorough check of assigned zone before taking position and after being relieved to make sure the bottom of the pool is clear.

3. Is singularly focused and is never distracted by personal or secondary activities. This includes texting, talking on a cell phone, reading, eating, conversing unnecessarily, moving lane lines, conducting water quality checks or cleaning up the deck while on scanning duty. Does not bring any personal items other than water and sun protection (when necessary) while on active duty.

4. Aggressively scans entire area of responsibility. Is constantly vigilant to all patrons and to all activity on and below the water’s surface, on the pool bottom and on the pool deck.

5. Constantly enforces non-swimmer protection & other safety rules. Identifies children marked as non-swimmers or children who have not yet been marked and makes sure that all are in shallow water and are protected. Takes immediate corrective action when swimmers, even experienced swimmers, break rules or engage in risky behavior. If warnings are not heeded, notifies manager or other senior member of staff immediately.

6. Clears the pool if the pool is unsafe. If for any reason, the above five core functions cannot be fulfilled or if the pool is otherwise unsafe, the lifeguard is expected to blow his or her whistle and clear the pool until the problem can be corrected.

7. Performs “off scan” duties as assigned, following guidelines set forth by manager. Example of “off scan” duties include but are
not limited to, performs water chemistry tests as required, correctly documents and takes appropriate action based on test results.

8. Is an advocate to the Y by promoting our cause. Assists with the annual campaign by increasing awareness about the campaign within the Y community.

9. Learn and actively utilize ADP Employee Portal on a consistent basis.

10. Other duties as required.


• Current YMCA or American Red Cross Lifeguard and corresponding CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED and Basic First Aid certifications.

• Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of employees and members.

• Effective interpersonal skills, with a customer service focus.

• Ability to work independently as well as within teams.

• Excellent organizational skills with attention to details.

• Extremely reliable, dependable, and punctual.

• Good decision making skills.

• Ability to take initiative and be self-motivated.

• Ability to use a computer for email, Internet and any Y related software relevant to the position.

• Must be at least 16 years of age.

• Have reliable transportation.

How to Apply

Please apply on our website: https://www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/careers

Job Categories: lifeguard. Job Types: Part Time. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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