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Head Life Guard

Company: YMCA of Greater Monmouth County
Location: Red Bank
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

OverviewThe Head Lifeguard assures the safety of all aquatic participants in and around the pool area, maintains a safe pool environment, and supervises all other lifeguards. In the absence of the Aquatic Director, the Head Lifeguard supervises all functions in the pool area.Responsibilities Must be mentally alert to constant surveillance of pool area, identifying dangerous situations to assure the safety of all swimmers and able to respond to emergencies to accordance with your lifeguard training. Must be physically capable of performing all duties of a lifeguard, which includes but isnt limited to standing and siting for extended periods, able to see, hear, and communicate clearly and be able to hear noises and distress signals in aquatic environment, able to swim to and recover a guest in distress, prepared to respond to emergencies and administer First Aid, CPR and/or Oxygen when necessary, as well as being able to use aquatic equipment to rescue a swimmer in distress from any part of the pool or deck. Always exhibit a professional attitude, which includes wearing proper staff attire, support and enforce pool rules, YMCA policies and decisions and answer member questions about YMCA programs and services. Must be able to communicate clearly with members and staff using Listen First skills. Responsible for leading lifeguards through shift assignments which include ensuring guards are actively scanning, performing lifeguard tasks and initiating and following proper rotation protocols. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action plans and acts as primary responder in case of incidents. Ensure the proper completion and submission of incident report forms following incidents. Test water chemistry, water temperatures and report any concerns to a supervisor. Check rescue equipment and first aid supplies and maintains all aquatic equipment by ensuring proper use and storage, notifying supervisor of any needs, broken equipment or unsafe aspects of the pool and/or deck space. Keeps pool area clean and orderly, ensures monitoring of locker rooms. Enhanced cleaning in areas where the employee is not directly/normally assigned as well as normally assigned areas. All employees are expected to assist in and support the efforts of the YGMC when it comes to health and wellness for the facility and other locations where the YGMC conducts business. All employees are expected to clean anything that is used after they use it, all employees are expected to wash their hands on a frequent basis (recommended every 30 minutes if possible), and use hand sanitizer when hand washing is not available. The employee may be assigned to areas other than their normally assigned area as needed to meet organizational needs. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, being assigned areas to count people, help direct flow of traffic in an area, being assigned to a specific area to assist with doors, taking temperatures, screening entering members and any other duty as needed by the organization. All other duties as assigned as it relates to COVID-19 or other communicable disease and/or pandemic. Qualifications 19 years of age and have high school diploma or equivalent Current YMCA lifeguard certification Current CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, First Aid and Oxygen certifications At least 2-year experience as a lifeguard Proficient in swimming and safety skills Must demonstrate qualities of a leader and be able to complete tasks with minimal supervision Must be observant, safety conscious and able to react calmly and quickly to an emergency

Keywords: YMCA of Greater Monmouth County, Brick , Head Life Guard, Other , Red Bank, New Jersey

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