1. Job Summary:
The Camp Lifeguard is responsible for supervising the aquatics area to prevent accidents, assist swimmers, and respond to emergencies. The incumbent will create a safe, enjoyable and positive atmosphere that promotes participant safety and satisfaction in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures. The Camp Lifeguard will oversee and facilitate multiple activities including but not limited to swimming and boating.
2. Essential Functions:
· Actively supervise swimming activities in various settings including waterfront and/or pool.
o Maintain constant surveillance of the pool or area/body of water, know/review all emergency procedures, and respond to emergency situations immediately.
o Know, understand, and consistently communicate policies and guidelines for the pool, body of water or aquatic feature.
o Ensure that secondary job responsibilities do not interfere with actively supervising assigned zone while guarding.
o Perform opening and closing procedures daily to ensure pool is meeting state and local requirements.
· Actively supervise and facilitate watercraft activities that may include canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, or motor boating.
o Know, understand, and consistently communicate aquatic policies and guidelines while facilitating watercraft activities.
o While facilitating watercraft activities, actively supervise all participants and respond to any emergency or non-emergency situations that arise.
o Instruct proper watercraft skills to participants and camp counselors as necessary during activities.
· Be a role model to campers and counselors in your attitude and behavior.
o Follow and uphold all safety and security rules and procedures.
o Set a good example to campers and staff in regard to general camp procedures and practices including sanitation, schedule, and sportsmanship.
o Ensure that aquatic program areas are clean, organized, and free of litter.
· Maintain current certifications and be up to date on trainings as required by the program and camp location.
o Maintain current certifications in Lifeguarding and Oxygen administration.
o Maintain Waterfront Lifeguarding (if guarding waterfront swimming or watercraft activities.)
o Attend scheduled in-service trainings as scheduled by manager.
o Attend site / activity specific training as needed to safely and effectively facilitate waterfront and watercraft activities.
· Support camp outside of aquatic programing when aquatic activities are not being offered or during emergencies.
o Perform first aid when necessary and complete appropriate incident and first aid reports.
o Respond appropriately when camp emergency action plans are initiated.
o Know and understand ALL emergency procedures associated with the camp program. You will be looked to as a leader during emergency procedures.
o Fill in for camp counselors when needed.
o Support camp ch
About YMCA of the North
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
YMCA of the North team members exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values – caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility – as well as the association’s commitment to diversity and inclusion for those within and outside of the organization. Team members demonstrate cultural competencies and respect for all people’s backgrounds and incorporate cultural, linguistic and familial values and beliefs into programming and organizational culture.
The YMCA of the North is committed to developing plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of communities being served, as well as providing team members with opportunities for learning and development to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion competencies.