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29 Aug 2018

Part Time Lifeguards

Somerset County YMCA – Posted by [email protected] Bernards, New Jersey, United States

Job Description

Imagine going to work each day knowing that what you do will make a difference in the lives of others.

All branches of the Somerset County YMCA are looking for caring and alert lifeguards. We are in need of leaders like you who are 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.

Locations (All locations in Somerset County. NJ): 

Bridgewater YMCA, Hillsborough YMCA, Somerset Hills YMCA, Somerville YMCA

Not Certified? Click here to register for an upcoming Lifeguard certification course. We are currently offering up to 100% reimbursement of the class fee if successful and employed by us for 30 days. Class must be completed by 10/31.

Part-time benefits include:

  • Free adult YMCA membership to encourage a healthy spirit, mind, and body
  • Discounts on YMCA programs
  • Diverse and inclusive environment
  • Supportive community


  • 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

HOURS NEEDED: Immediate openings for all shifts available, especially early morning (4:45am) and mid-day.

Somerset County YMCA is a drug free work environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all applicants who share our values of Caring, Honesty, Respect and Responsibility.

How to Apply

Apply online: Search for your desired location and click the Lifeguards posting under that location.

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

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