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YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow

Lifeguard

YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow - San Antonio, TX

Description

Maintains safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck, and surrounding areas. Creates a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with YMCA policies and procedures.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Maintains active surveillance of the pool area.

2. Knows/reviews all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with YMCA policies, procedures, and the “safe-in-six” model. Completes related reports as required.

3. Maintains effective, positive relationships with the members, participants, and other staff.

4. Knows, understands, and consistently applies safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area. Maintains accurate records as required by the YMCA.

5. Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed. Reports needed repair in writing to supervisor.

6. Checks the pool for hazardous conditions when arriving.

7. Performs chemical testing when not guarding, as required, and takes appropriate action.

8. Attends all staff meetings and in-service training.

9. Responsible for appropriate child-adult ratios and group sizes.

10. Assists in maintaining cleanliness of desk and locker rooms.

11. Responsible for opening and closing procedures and securing door.

12. Report to duty 10 minutes before shift and secure a substitute if necessary and with proper notification.

YMCA COMPETENCIES (Leader):

Mission Advancement:

Accepts and demonstrates the Ys values. Demonstrates a desire to serve others and fulfill community needs. Recruits volunteers and builds effective, supportive working relationships with them. Supports fund-raising.

Collaboration:

Works effectively with people of different backgrounds, abilities, opinions, and perceptions. Builds rapport and relates well to others. Seeks first to understand the other person’s point of view, and

remains calm in challenging situations. Listens for understanding and meaning; speaks and writes effectively. Takes initiative to assist in developing others.

Operational Effectiveness:

Makes sound judgments, and transfers learning from one situation to another. Embraces new approaches and discovers ideas to create a better member experience. Establishes goals, clarifies tasks, plans work and actively participates in meetings. Follows budgeting policies and

procedures, and reports all financial irregularities immediately. Strives to meet or exceed goals and deliver a high-value experience for members.

Personal Growth:

Pursues self-development that enhances job performance. Demonstrates an openness to change, and seeks opportunities in the change process. Accurately assesses personal feelings, strengths

and limitations and how they impact relationships. Has the functional and technical knowledge and skills required to perform well; uses best practices and demonstrates up-to-date knowledge and skills in technology.

Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Minimum age of 16.

2. Certifications: CPR for the Professional Rescuer, AED, First Aid, Emergency Oxygen, and Blood Borne Pathogens.

3. Current YMCA Lifeguard or equivalent.

4. Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.

5. Must demonstrate lifeguard skills in accordance with YMCA standards.

WORKING CONDITIONS

1. Work is performed in an indoor and outdoor environment.

2. Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere around the zone of responsibility. Remain alert with no lapses of consciousness.

3. Meet strength and lifting requirements.

4. See and observe all sections of an assigned zone or area of responsibility.

5. Ability to sit for long periods at a time are required, as well as, the ability to hold breath under water when necessary.

61 days 6 hours ago

YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow

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Lifeguard YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow - San Antonio, TX, United States

   

Location: San Antonio, TX

Company Profile:
YMCA Camp Flaming Arrow was originally known as the San Antonio YMCA Boys Camp In the late 1800s the San Antonio YMCA began offering summer camp experiences to area boys and in 1927, bought its first permanent campsite in Hunt, Texas. The 217-acre site located on the banks of the south fork of the Guadalupe River was named the San Antonio YMCA Boys Camp. During the next couple of years, ten, wooden, screened cabins that held eight people each were built facing the river. The camp was used only during the summer season and its leaders were made up of San Antonio Y staff, school teachers, and administrators. Activities offered included swimming, boating, archery, woodwork, camp craft skills and sports. In the 1940s horses were added to the program as well as canoeing, tennis, riflery, rope swing, and Ping-Pong. It was during this time period that a recreation hall was built in front of the camper cabins.