The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Lifeguard I (29 hr) - (SBK)

    Job Locations US-IN-South Bend
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    The Salvation Army 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.


    The Kroc Center Vision Statement:


    The Kroc Center provides an accessible environment that enriches the lives of everyone in our community by providing opportunities for holistic individual success.


    The Vision of the St. Joseph County Kroc Center is to:


    Where people learn, grow, and succeed.



    8 am – 5 pm (Must be able to work weekdays, weekends and holidays as needed, hours of operation may vary.)


    Job Summary:

    This is a part time, 29 hours/week position.

    Under the supervision of the Aquatics Manager, Lifeguards will monitor activities, observe and provide assistance to swimmers, prevent accidents, protect life and enforce regulations as well as control access to pools, family locker rooms, and lockers.  Provide first aid when necessary.  Assist with implementation of and teach swimming lessons and other aquatics programs.  Provide support for swim lessons, record keeping, lesson cards and lesson plans.  This position is also required to assist with general facility maintenance and cleaning duties as assigned.  Attendance at all in-service trainings required.



    1. Considerately and patiently enforce RJKCCC rules to provide a safe environment for all members, visitors, and employees.  Cautions swimmers regarding unsafe areas and actions.  Maintain order in swimming areas.
    2. Must be able to analyze situations and adopt a quick and effective course of action; maintain constant observation of an assigned area to identify any signs of danger.
    3. Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning.
    4. Provide first aid, rescue breathing and CPR when necessary.
    5. Inspect and maintain cleanliness of swimming pool areas, locker rooms, restrooms, trash cans, cleaning equipment, aquatic equipment storage areas, and other areas as assigned.
    6. Instruct swimming lessons of all ages and abilities by following a structured lesson plan.
    7. Maintain attendance recordkeeping for swim lessons and an organized filing system of records and lesson plans.
    8. Perform setup, breakdown and maintenance of all lesson equipment.
    9. Responsible to ensure customer satisfaction in regards to swim lessons and other aquatics programs.
    10. Prepare written information relating to lessons, class registrations, incidents/accidents, and assists Pool Supervisor and Aquatics Manager as needed.
    11. Maintain records and reports as assigned.


    1. Must be at least 16 years of age.
    2. Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Ability to speak Spanish desired. 
    3. Must be able to work varied shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays and split shifts.
    4. Experience working with the public.
    5. Demonstrate the ability to relate positively and energetically with staff, clients, members and customers.  Ability to be self-motivated, work independently and in a team environment.  Must also have effective communication skills and engage positively with the public.
    6. Must have one year experience as a lifeguard.
    7. Must have one year experience teaching swim lessons.
    8. Lifeguard training (must include Standard First Aid). American Red Cross certifications are required before start of employment.
    9. American Red Cross CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer.  AED certification highly desirable.
    10. American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification required, or ability to receive within six months.
    11. American Red Cross Oxygen Administration certification highly desirable.


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