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Lifeguard (RFT)

Company: Akron Area YMCA
Location: Cuyahoga Falls
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

DescriptionPOSITION SUMMARY:This position supports the work of the Y, a leading nonprofit, charitable organization committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. The Lifeguard at an Akron Area YMCA creates and maintains a safe, supportive, and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals while promoting and maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.OUR CULTURE:Our mission and core values are brought to life by our culture. In the Y, we strive to live our cause of strengthening communities with purpose and intentionality every day. We are welcoming: we are open to all. We are a place where you can belong and become. We are genuine: we value you and embrace your individuality. We are hopeful: we believe in you and your potential to become a catalyst in the world. We are nurturing: we support you in your journey to develop your full potential. We are determined: above all else, we are on a relentless quest to make our community stronger beginning with you.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Maintains active surveillance of the pool area at all times, free of distractions from all electronic devices and prolonged conversation. Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and completes related reports as required. Attends in-service trainings on a regular basis to maintain knowledge and practice all emergency procedures and skills.Responds to challenges with possible solutions in a timely manner.Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.Remains calm and objective when under pressure or when challenged by others.Reports to work on time and is rescue ready at the start time of scheduled shift.Secures a qualified substitute well in advance and notifies Supervisor.Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or the state health department code.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 plete all other jobs as assigned.LEADERSHIP COMPETENCIES:CommunicationCritical Thinking & Decision MakingEmotional MaturityInclusionValuesQUALIFICATIONS:Minimum age of 15Certifications: Basic life support or professional rescuer CPR/AED, first aid, and emergency oxygen administration Current Red Cross Lifeguard certification or equivalentChild abuse prevention training within 90 days of hire dateAbility to maintain certification-level physical and mental readinessMust demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standardsWORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL DEMANDS:The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met 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.Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard.Sit/stand for extended periods of time in a warm environment.Recognize distress signals through sight and sound in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility.Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.

Keywords: Akron Area YMCA, Cuyahoga Falls , Lifeguard (RFT), Other , Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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