YMCA of Greater Seattle Aquatics I - Assistant Lifeguard in Seattle, Washington
Our Commitment to Equity
The Y actively promotes a culture free from bias and injustice. We are dedicated to removing institutional and systemic barriers that result in oppression and racism. We will be accountable to marginalized communities for creating equitable and sustainable environments where social justice is woven into every facet of our programs, and by caring for our communities in a culturally versatile and respectful manner.
We are looking for trustworthy leaders who want to make positive connections with our members and program participants, have a keen eye for safety, and set the tone for a safe environment for kids and families. You will play a key role in supporting our safety standards – in the water and on the deck, supporting Lifeguards as a first responder in emergencies, maintaining safety equipment, and serving on an engaged and dynamic team.
Assists Lifeguard(s) with maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, on deck and surrounding areas. Prevents accidents by maintaining constant observation of the pool area, enforcing health and safety rules and maintaining emergency readiness.
Develops positive relationships with participants and parents.
Attends staff meetings and trainings as required.
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.
Performs equipment checks and ensures appropriate equipment is available as needed.
Completes incident and accident reports as necessary.
Performs routine maintenance of the pool and surrounding areas to ensure cleanliness.
Checks pool and rescue equipment and promptly reports any problems.
Maintains aquatic program areas and equipment with a high attention to cleanliness and safety.
Other duties as assigned.
You are at least 16 years of age and have:
- Current state approved first-aid certification.
- Current state approved CPR certification, Pro or Basic Life Support.
- Lifeguard certification – YMCA or Red Cross.
- Other applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
Ability to maintain certification-level of physical and mental readiness.
Must be observant and able to react calmly, quickly and with good judgment in an emergency.
Prefer knowledge of, and previous experience with, diverse populations (language, culture, race, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.). Ability to speak any language in addition to English may be helpful.
- We can facilitate the process of you getting certified if you don’t have the required certifications yet. Please still apply if you are interested!
You'll be a great fit for the Seattle Y if you:
Thrive on working in a collaborative environment
Are very adaptable
Have high ownership and strong work ethic
Are a great problem solver who can think on your feet
Truly enjoy being of service to people
Like being part of a team that cares about one another as people and enjoy working together
Want to know that the work you do contributes to building a better, stronger community for all
At the Seattle Y, we are an inclusive organization of people with a shared commitment to nurture the potential of youth, promote healthy living, and foster social responsibility.
Become a leader on our team at the YMCA of Greater Seattle where we promote a continuous learning environment and career opportunities. As an employee you also recieve a YMCA membership.
“YGS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and equitable work environment. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran , or any other status protected by local, state , or federal law.
We are a drug & alcohol-free workplace; all job offers are contingent on the results of a background check and (on applicable jobs) drug screening, including screening for marijuana. We participate in the Federal E-Verify system.
If you need assistance of any kind with the application process, reach out to email@example.com or the HR department at 206.382.5082.”
Pool, Beach, Lifeguard, Life, Guard, Aquatics
Building a community where all people, especially the young, are encouraged to develop their fullest potential in spirit, mind, and body.
Passion for Excellence
Job Locations US-WA-Seattle
Posted Date 1 week ago (6/4/2021 4:42 PM)
Type Regular Part-Time
# of Openings 5
Location Meredith Mathews East Madison YMCA
Address 1700 23rd Avenue
Minimum compensation USD $16.69/Hr.