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East Butler YMCA
August 12, 2022
6645 Morris Road, Hamilton, OH, OH
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Job Title: Full-Time Lifeguard
FLSA Status: Non exempt
Reports to: Aquatics Director/Coordinator
Lifeguards are responsible for the safety and well-being of all facility members and program participants in pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room and locker areas.
  1. Enforces all pool rules to promote a safe environment for all participants and members.
  2. Rescue distressed persons, using rescue techniques and equipment.
  3. Examines injured persons and administers First Aid or CPR, utilizing training, medical supplies, and equipment.
  4. Activates Emergency Action Plan and contacts emergency medical services in case of serious injury.
  5. Inspects equipment such as lane lines, lifeline, barbells, and chair lift for safety hazards, damage, or wear.
  6. Take out/puts in equipment such as lane lines, lifeline, stairs and ladders as needed.
  7. Maintains cleanliness of facility.
  8. Files incident reports of any injury or rescue.
  9. Cautions participants of unsafe behaviors.
  10. Consistently responds to emergency preparedness drills, including but not limited to Red Ball Drills, Timmy Drops & silhouette drops.
  11. Maintains current certifications at all times.
  12. Able to maintain emotional control and composure in turbulent, challenging, and changing conditions.
  13. Engages in active and healthy lifestyle to promote personal well-being and exemplifies all characteristics of active living.
  14. Attends all required trainings, in-service meetings, and branch meetings (90% attendance required).
  15. Provides excellent member experiences to all participants and members through classes and events.
  16. As appropriate, leads YMCA trainings for certified classes.
  17. Assists with swim lessons as necessary and appropriate.
  18. Supports all branch and association-wide membership retention and engagement initiatives.
  19. Actively supports membership sales initiatives.
  20. Supports and promotes annual campaigns efforts within branch and across association.
  21. Organizes special events for participants and families.
  22. Covers all schedules shifts and/or finds substitute coverage for 100% of scheduled shifts.
    Mission Advancement: Accepts and demonstrates the Y’s values.  Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs.  Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them.  Supports fundraising.
    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 person’s 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.
Starting Pay: $11.00/hour
Starting Pay: $11/hour
  1. Must have current CPR for Professional Rescuer, First Aid, and Y-Lifeguard certifications.
  2. If hired with American Red Cross certification, YMCA Crossover is required within 90 days of employment.
  3. Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.
  4. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with staff, volunteers, members, and participants is essential.
  5. Must have knowledge of emergency procedures and policies to promote safe, effective responses to emergency situations.
  6. Must be able to hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  7. Must be able to see and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodation.
  8. Must be skilled in decision-making; ability to maintain focus for a prolonged period of time and remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.
  9. Must promote the YMCA mission and apply core values, including customer service, meeting quality standards for service, and a maintaining safe environment for the enjoyment of all.
  10. Ability to relate effectively to diverse groups of people from all social and economic segments of
    the community.
    11.   Physical ability to respond to children quickly in emergency: regular kneeling, bending, or sitting.
    12.   Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
    13.  Must be able to handle multiple tasks, work heavily with families and children.
    To comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, it is necessary to specify the physical, mental, and environmental conditions of the Essential Duties of the job.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be me by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.