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Under the direction of the Aquatic 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 HOW1.       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.       Dress must be appropriate for YMCA Swim environment.6.       Must be at least 16 years of age and pass the State of Georgia criminal background check. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS1.       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 director’s 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 REQUIREMENTSAbility 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 RESULTTo 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 (seasonal summer)Salary: $7.57 - $9.50 per hour                          Link to job posting:
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Posted on Monday, February 06, 2012 (Archive on Monday, May 21, 2012)
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