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Lifeguard I

Company: YMCA of Atlanta
Location: Alpharetta
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

As a thought-leader and best-in-class provider in education, wellness, youth development, and community-building, The YMCA of Metro Atlanta is one of the oldest, most nimble and essential nonprofits in Atlanta. Mission-bound to serve, we are an organization designed to meet all people where, how and when they need us. In times of peace, we are a catalyst for connection; in times of crisis, a source of comfort and security. Join us as we carry out our commitment to positively impact lives and communities across the state.

The opportunities to serve are vast, and we're looking for a diverse mix of people, who share our values of CARING, HONESTY, RESPECT, and RESPONSIBILITY, to join us and do their best work.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our people, our members, and our partners. We are fully focused on equality and believe deeply in diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Nature and Scope:
Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Lifeguard maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. They create a safe and positive atmosphere that welcomes and respects all individuals and promotes safety in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

Minimum Requirements:
Minimum age of 16
Certifications: Basic life support or professional rescuer CPR/AED, first aid, and emergency oxygen administration
Current YMCA Lifeguard certification or equivalent (If not YMCA MUST be crossed over in first 60 days
Ability to respond in a timely manner to safety and emergency situations
Exemplify YMCA ideals and leadership qualities
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Strong customer service skills and personal commitment to service and hospitality.

Maintains active surveillance of the pool area
Knows and reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures and completes related reports as required
Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, polices, and guidelines for the pool and aquatic areas
Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA and/or local and state health department code
Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed
Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action
Maintain branch and association certifications in CPR-O, YMCA Lifeguard, First Aid, Bloodborne Pathogens, Branch and off-site Emergency procedures, and any other required certifications and/or training required by the Metro Atlanta YMCA.
Assist as needed in all aspects of the YMCA and its community
Attends all staff meetings and monthly in-service training
Other duties as assigned.
Show up 15 minutes prior to shift start time
Wear YMCA Approved Uniform- Red YMCA Lifeguard Shirt, solid colored shorts, swim suit, lifeguard tube with strap across chest and slack adequately controlled, fully stocked fanny pack with mask, gloves, and basic first aid, and BREAKAWAY Lanyards with whistle.

YMCA Leadership Competencies (Leader):

Developing Others
Quality Results

Effect on End Result:
The effectiveness of this position is primarily measured by the stated satisfaction of members and ensuring a safe, clean and controlled environment in accordance with the Metro Atlanta YMCA Philosophy.

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

Physically perform all skills required of a Lifeguard. Hear noises and distress signals in the Aquatic environment, remain alert with no lapses of consciousness and be able to see and observe all areas of responsibility.

Ed Isakson / Alpharetta YMCA Associated topics: activity, counselor, day camp, fws, music, neighborhood, program, science, vacation, youth

Keywords: YMCA of Atlanta, Alpharetta , Lifeguard I, Other , Alpharetta, Georgia

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