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Lifeguard - J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA

at YMCA of Metro Atlanta

Posted: 6/5/2019
Job Status: Part Time
Job Reference #: R0001998-1
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The YMCA of Metro Atlanta serves more than 300,000 individuals with 23 full facilities and ten additional camping and childcare locations. The Y provides financial assistance to support more than 25,000 youth, teens and families. The Y offers programs that serve kids, adults and families at all stages of life. As the largest provider of early learning and after-school programs in Georgia, the Y is closing the achievement gap for Atlanta youth. During the teen years, the Y focuses on leadership development to prepare teens to connect to and serve their communities. A leader in healthy living, the Y offers youth sports and wellness programs designed to help kids and adults live healthier and be more active. A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus:
  • YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
  • HEALTHY LIVING - Improving the nation's health and well-being.
  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

The YMCA of Metro Atlanta serves more than 300,000 individuals with 23 full facilities and ten additional camping and childcare locations. The Y provides financial assistance to support more than 25,000 youth, teens and families. The Y offers programs that serve kids, adults and families at all stages of life. As the largest provider of early learning and after-school programs in Georgia, the Y is closing the achievement gap for Atlanta youth. During the teen years, the Y focuses on leadership development to prepare teens to connect to and serve their communities.

A leader in healthy living, the Y offers youth sports and wellness programs designed to help kids and adults live healthier and be more active. A strong community can only be achieved when we invest in our kids, our health and our neighbors. We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus:

  • YOUTH DEVELOPMENT - Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.
  • HEALTHY LIVING - Improving the nation's health and well-being.
  • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - Giving back and providing support to our neighbors.

Job Description SummaryTitle: Associate - Lifeguard
Job Code: AQU200 Branch: JM Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA
Status: Non-Exempt
Supervisor: Aquatic Director Wage: $9.00-$10.25 per hour

GENERAL FUNCTION
Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Lifeguard will provide a safe environment during swim lessons and other YMCA swim time at local pools. The Lifeguard must perform program responsibilities in accordance with the policies, goals, mission, values and objectives established by the Metropolitan Atlanta YMCA. The Lifeguard may also be called upon to support the branch’s day camp program and is an opportunity for lifeguard to learn about ropes course work.

KNOW HOW
1. Current state approved CPRO/first aid certification including AED, and oxygen administration.
2. Must hold one of the following certifications; YMCA, American Red Cross or Ellis & Associates lifeguard training, and it must be current.
3. Ability to communicate effectively with youth and adults including program participants, parents, volunteers, staff and representatives of contract pool sites.
4. Ability to respond in a timely manner to safety and emergency situations.
5. Must be at least 16 years of age and pass the State of Georgia criminal background check.
6. Dress must be appropriate for YMCA Swim environment.

ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES - Leader
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 Partner With Youth 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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
1. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to beginning of work shift. Be responsible for having necessary lifeguard equipment on deck during work time, and put away when not on duty.
2. Assume primary responsibility for safety of pool area. Supervise YMCA recreational swimming and/or swim lessons in a responsible manner.
3. Maintain good public relations with parents, program participants, and pool site management.
4. If applicable, maintain water chemistry as scheduled and report any concerns to the program coordinator.
5. Attend meetings and/or professional training as required or requested by program director.
6. Treat minor accidents as necessary and take appropriate actions for all incidents/accidents.
7. Bring to the program directors attention any condition or practice which may be considered a threat to the health and safety of members and guests.
8. Use preventive lifeguarding techniques to minimize or eliminate hazardous situations.
9. Be responsible for application of any information in the YMCA Lifeguard Manual and/or YMCA Employee Handbook.
10. Required to wear branch-provided YMCA lifeguard shirt & suit.
11. Will refrain from the use of alcohol, tobacco, or any other non-prescribed drug while on duty.
12. Will perform all other duties as needed based on branch requirements or needs.

ERGONOMIC REQUIREMENTS
Ability to lift/move, set up and store equipment weighing up to 50 pounds. Also, needs to be able to demonstrate the specific skills to show technical proficiency in lifeguarding rescue techniques. Must be able to swim 500 yards/meters non-stop and tread water for two minutes without using hands. Must be able to hear without aid, and see victims.

END RESULT
To provide a safe, clean, well-maintained and managed pool area in accordance with the Metro Atlanta YMCA Aquatics Program Philosophy.

Hours: Part-time, non-exempt

Salary: $9.00-$10.25 per hour

It's fun to work in an organization where people truly BELIEVE in what they are

doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and people together to champion

communities where everyone belongs.

Location:

J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA

It's fun to work in an organization where people truly BELIEVE in what they are

doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and people together to champion

communities where everyone belongs.

Location:

J.M. Tull Gwinnett Family YMCA

About Us


Reflecting its Judeo-Christian heritage, the YMCA of Metro Atlanta is an association of volunteers, members and staff, open to and serving all, with programs and services which build spirit, mind, and body. Financial assistance is available based on need. The YMCA actively seeks to identify and involve those in need.

We believe that to bring about meaningful change in individuals and communities, we must be focused and accountable. At the Y, we measure the success of our cause by how well we engage communities in our three areas of focus.

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT
Nurturing the potential of every child and teen.

HEALTHY LIVING
Improving the nation's health and well-being.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Giving back and providing support to our neighbors. 



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