Summary: Lifeguards will be responsible for the safety of the members using the Aquatic Center in the Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center. Lifeguards will enforce pool rules and state health and safety laws; respond to emergency situations and administer first-aid and primary care as needed; complete accident and injury forms. Lifeguards will also be responsible for educating member’s about water safety and provide a safe area where members can enjoy their use of the pool and/or hot tub.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities • Supervise swimmers and bathers to prevent accidents • Rescue swimmers having difficulty • Respond to emergencies • Provide first aid and/or CPR if required • Enforce safety regulations and facility policies • Responsible for the opening and closing the Aquatic Facility and ensuring the chlorine and pH are within normal levels before opening. • Be proactive in looking for potential dangers and unsafe behaviors • Maintain rescue equipment • Working relationships • There is generally only one lifeguard working at a time with the exception of Summer Camps and large events. • Lifeguards are part of the FWRD team which includes multiple student employee positions.
Qualifications Required/Preferred • American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid Certification • American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Lifeguard • Great customer service • Responsible in nature • Strong leadership and communication skills • Comprehensive understanding of programs offered through the Fitness, Wellness, and Recreation Department • Positive and collaborative spirit •
Potential lifeguards must be willing to work early morning shifts, Mondays, 10:45 am – 12:00 pm, Tuesdays, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Thursdays, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Fridays, 5:45 – 9:00 am, Fridays, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Saturdays, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
To apply for this position please submit a cover letter, resume, and the FWRD Lifeguard Application which can be found HERE (http://www.westminstercollege.edu/fwrd/index.cfm?parent=4827&detail=5113). Application Deadline is Friday, January 10th at 5:00 pm.