Lifeguard job Woodbury Minnesota
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Lifeguard Job

Employer Name: YMCA Of The North SpiderID: 13214747
Location: Woodbury, Minnesota Date Posted: 2/2/2023
Wage: Category: Firefighter/Paramedic/Emergency
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 3

Job Description:
Dive into a career!

The YMCA aquatics program is hiring enthusiastic, safety conscious, customer focused individuals that are looking for an opportunity and have a passion for water safety!

Do you like the water? Can you swim 300 yards in the pool continuously? Do you want to make a difference in your community? The YMCA Lifeguard aquatics role offers career development, a great mission to get behind, and is a FUN environment.

The YMCA Lifeguard aquatics role is more than a job and is a critical role at the YMCA. A Lifeguard provides a safe, customer friendly, fun environment for kids and families through observing pool activities. At the aquatic pools we have a passion for having a positive impact on children.

As an Aquatics Lifeguard you support water safety and play with kids and families by surveying the pool activities. You will have fun while supporting a safe environment so kids can enjoy swimming in the pool.

Our goal in the YMCA aquatics Lifeguard program is to provide kids with a safe, fun space in the water to thrive. If you want to make a positive impact on children the aquatics lifeguard role is the adventure for you. The aquatics lifeguard is a hero through inspecting pool equipment and calmly responding to emergencies.

The aquatics lifeguard role is a great job for students, someone who has retired or someone in the community who wants to make a difference in the lives of youth!

Apply today for the YMCA aquatics lifeguard program and ask us about your next adventure and join our team of passionate Community Leaders!

Requirements and Opportunities:
• Minimum age of 18 preferred (limited shifts available for ages 16-17)
• Experience swimming – we will train Lifeguarding and rescue techniques!
• Work with diverse kids and families in a group setting
• Monday-Saturday
o 5:00am – 10:00pm with flexibility when needs change
Benefits include:
• YMCA of the North membership
• YMCA Program Discounts for your family

1.  Job Summary: 

The 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 member safety and satisfaction in accordance with the YMCA policies and procedures.  The Lifeguard will oversee multiple activities including but not limited to open swim, water exercise, swim lessons, and lap swimming. 

2.  Essential Functions:

·       Maintain constant surveillance of the pool area/body of water, know/review all emergency procedures and respond to emergency situations immediately.

·       Perform first aid when necessary and complete appropriate incident/accident reports.

·       Know, understand, and consistently communicate policies and guidelines for the pool, body of water and whirlpool.

·       Attend monthly in-service trainings.


3.  Relationships: 

This position reports to the Aquatics Director/Aquatics Supervisor who reports to Senior Aquatics Management.  The incumbent interacts regularly with their supervisor, staff, volunteers, and participants.

Job Requirements:
4.  Qualifications: 


·       Minimum age of 15.

·       Current nationally accredited lifeguard certification (applicable for body of water being guarded).

·       Current BLS and First Aid certifications. 

·       Certification required within 45 days of hire: Oxygen Administration (may not guard until certification is complete).

·       Physically perform all skills required of a lifeguard.

·       Hear noises and distress signals in the aquatic environment, including in the water and anywhere in the zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodations.

·       See and observe all sections of an assigned zone of responsibility, with or without reasonable accommodations.

·       Demonstrated ability to recognize swimmers in need of assistance.

·       Demonstrated ability to recognize, respond and remedy unsafe situations.

·       Ability to communicate with all ages and levels of swimmers

·       Ability to work with diverse populations and ages.

·       Dedicated to member safety and the mission and philosophy of the YMCA


5.  Work Conditions: 

·       Ability to pass lifeguard water test.

·       Must be able to remain alert with no lapses of consciousness in a warm environment with air temperatures of 80 degrees or higher.

·       Must be able to sit or stand for extended periods.

·       Ability to perceive, identify and respond to signs of distress.

·       Ability to recognize and react calmly and effectively in hazardous/dangerous situations.

·       Observe all areas of the pool with clear vision.

·       Perform all needed rescues and survival skills.

·       Be able to perform strenuous physical tasks necessary for a water rescue, including swimming quickly, supporting adult body weight while swimming as far as 50 feet, and removing adult body weight from the pool.

·       Communicate verbally, including projecting voice across distance in normal and loud situations.

·       Ability to concentrate for long periods of time.


6.  Additional Notes: 

This job description represents the major functions of the position but is not intended to be all-inclusive. The incumbent is also responsible for taking direction from branch representatives in completing projects or performing duties deemed necessary for the branch or Association’s success.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Pledge 

The Y of the North is committed to the work and everyday practices of eliminating disparities and eradicating of unjust systems to become a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive organization. YMCA of the North team members and volunteers must exemplify the association’s mission, vision and values of caring, equity, honesty, respect and responsibility. 

The YMCA of the North continues to develop plans and strategies to ensure team members and volunteers reflect the demographics of the communities we serve. We will continually conduct institutional racism and oppression review of our policies, procedures and practices in recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a multicultural, anti-racist and anti-oppressive work environment and culture that promotes equity and respect for the human dignity of all. We value and respect this diversity and choose to be inclusive through our acceptance of all.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Part-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required:
Education Required:
Overnight Travel:
Vacation Time:

Job Benefits:
Health/Dental Benefits, Retirement Benefits, Stock or Stock Options, Paid Holidays, Vacations, and Sick Leave, Life and/or Disability Insurance, Tuition Reimbursement, Other Benefits

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Recruit YMCA Company Type:
City: Minneapolis
State: Minnesota

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