The Salvation Army - Southwest Division

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Aquatics Lifeguard 1

at The Salvation Army - Southwest Division

Posted: 2/7/2019
Job Status: Full Time

Job Description

  • Will give oversight to the day-to-day operations of the aquatics programs and facilities with the Aquatic Manager.
  • Maintain clear channels of communication with staff, volunteers and program participates. This may include writing of internal memos, weekly department meetings, work schedules, flyers newsletters and one on one discussion with Aquatic Manager.
  • Will work in a cooperative manner with the other on-site directors of the RJKCCC program.
  • Follow and enforce equipment checkout program. Report defects, necessary repairs, etc.
  • Will attend all scheduled staff meetings and management team meetings when directed by the Aquatics Manager.
  • See that all equipment assigned to the aquatic facilities is maintained and properly utilized.
  • Maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving.
  • See that Liability injuries are reported timely and according to procedure.
  • Maintain a safe working environment.
  • Report all harmful problems with facilities to the Aquatics Manager.
  • Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.
  • Maintain the Code of Ethics policy, which has been established for the Kroc Center.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Skill / Requirements

  • Possession of current certificates in Starfish Aquatics Institute StarGuard, American Red Cross First Aid or First Aid For Public Safety Personnel (Title22) or above; CPR for the Professional Rescuer (CPR Pro), and Lifeguard Training. Equivalent training certificates may be accepted.
  • Must possess or obtain StarGuard Swim Instructor certification within 90 days of being hired.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Must have the ability to swim with proficiency and endurance. Must successfully complete a 300-yard swim in less than 10 minutes and tread water with a brick for 5 minutes.
  • Meet and deal tactfully and effectively with the public; work cooperatively with others; analyze situations and adopt a quick and effective course of action; and maintain constant observation of an assigned area to identify any signs of danger.
  • Must be able to read, write, and communicate in English.
  • Must be able to lift and carry 40lbs.
  • Meet all health and safety regulations as defined by the Health Department as well as The Salvation Army.
  • Must be in good physical and mental health, capable of meeting the demands of the center’s  swimming pools.
  • Have a philosophy of education and child development, which is consistent with that of the Center and The Salvation Army.
  • Have the ability to work with children, parents, and staff in a capacity of leadership, counseling and education including but not limited to:
    • Ability to relate joyfully and sensitively to children of all ages.
    • Sensitivity to children’s individual needs.
    • Ability to use appropriate positive discipline consistently.
    • Dependability
    • Ability to handle security and crisis situations, calmly.
    • Ability to seek supervision and use it consistently.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to sit, walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist on an intermittent or continuous basis.
  • Ability to grasp, push and pull objects, and reach overhead.
  • Ability to lift and carry 40 lbs.

Important Notes

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church.  Its message is based on the Bible.  Its ministry is motivated by the love of God.  Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.