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Lifeguard I - Outdoor

Company: YMCA Metro Atlanta
Location: Canton
Posted on: May 16, 2022

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 and most essential non-profits serving in Atlanta. Today, we're looking for you to join us as we carry out our mission to positively impact lives and communities across the state.
At the Y, we're an association of like-minded people (staff, volunteers, and members), on the forefront of a movement to ensure that everyone -- especially children -- experience an equal opportunity to reach their full potential. In the course of a year, we provide more than 3,000 children, ages 6 weeks through Pre-K with high-quality literacy and STEAM-infused learning; give 58,000 youth and teens access to sports, aquatics, day and resident camps, teen leadership development programs, and employment opportunities; provide over 200,000 members with programs, services, and facilities to enjoy connection and maintain wellness regardless of age; and engage over 25,000 volunteers and donors from across Atlanta to share in the gift of supporting their communities.
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.
Commitment to Health and Safety
The YMCA of Metro Atlanta has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination requirement for all Full-Time positions. For further information, please visit our Vaccine Hub, or speak to your recruiter. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will be considered.
Under the direction of the Aquatics Director, the Outdoor Lifeguard maintains safe swimming conditions in the outdoor 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.
      Cecil Pruett Community Center YMCA

Keywords: YMCA Metro Atlanta, Atlanta , Lifeguard I - Outdoor, Other , Canton, Georgia

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