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Lifeguard I

Lifeguard I

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US-IN-South Bend
Regular Part-Time

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Job Summary:

  • Regular Part-time. 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.


Key Areas of Responsibilities:

  • 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.


  1. 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.
  2. Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning.
  3. Provide first aid, rescue breathing and CPR when necessary.
  4. Inspect and maintain cleanliness of swimming pool areas, locker rooms, restrooms, trash cans, cleaning equipment, aquatic equipment storage areas, and other areas as assigned.
  5. Maintain records and reports as assigned.
  6. Assist with swim lessons as directed.
  7. May work with any aspect of aquatic programs.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and customers in person and over the phone.
  9. Carry out The Salvation Army mission in your actions and words during your employment.
  10. Perform set up and breakdown of facility equipment as needed.
  11. Follow and enforce the equipment checkout program. Report defects, necessary repairs, etc.
  12. See that all equipment assigned to the aquatic facilities is maintained and properly inventoried on a regular basis.
  13. Must wear standard apparel as prescribed by the Aquatics Manager and exhibit a professional appearance at all times while on duty.
  14. Insure that the ultimate goal of spiritual, emotional and physical regeneration of all people in represented and infused in all programs, trainings, customer relations, and levels of operation.
  15. Other tasks as required.




  1. Meet regularly with Aquatics Manager/Pool Supervisors to coordinate operational issues with sound fiscal and budgetary requirements.
  2. Work in a cooperative manner with the other members of the Aquatic Team discussing any problems that may be occurring within the aquatic center in which their programs operate.
  3. Attend all scheduled staff meetings and in-service trainings when required.
  4. Follow and ensure adherence to The Salvation Army Policies and Procedures.

Perform other assignments/duties as directed.


  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. Lifeguard training (must include Standard First Aid). American Red Cross certifications or International Lifeguard Training Program Pool Certification
  8. 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.
  12. Successfully complete Safe From Harm training as established by The Salvation Army and become certified as a Safe From Harm Train the Trainer.
  13. Before hire, must pass a thorough background check.