The Salvation Army - Central Territory

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Lifeguard

Lifeguard

Job ID 
2017-2295
# of Openings 
25
Job Locations 
US-WI-Green Bay
Category 
Aquatics
Type 
Regular Part-Time

More information about this job

Overview

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.

 

KROC CENTER OF GREATER GREEN BAY MISSION

In keeping with the mission of The Salvation Army, The Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center provides facilities, programs and services that strengthen, encourage and enrich children, adults, and seniors through positive life-changing experiences.

 

SUMMARY/PRIMARY PURPOSE:

 

The Lifeguard will assist with the implementation of programs, special events, and swim lessons. The Lifeguard will also monitor activities, observe and provide assistance to swimmers, prevent accidents, protect life and enforce regulations. The Lifeguard will also ensure they are positioned in accordance with the State of Wisconsin approved aquatic staffing plan.  Position is also required to assist with general facility maintenance and perform other maintenance and cleaning duties as assigned.

Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

 

  • 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.
  • Assist in development, training, and teaching American Red Cross swim lessons when assigned as a Water Safety Instructor.
  • 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.
  • Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning.
  • Provide first aid, rescue breathing and CPR when needed.
  • Maintain cleanliness of swimming pool areas.
  • Provide great customer service to the community; see that all customers, clients and members are given prompt and courteous service.
  • Follow and enforce the equipment checkout program. Report defects, necessary repairs, etc.
  • Ensure that all equipment assigned to the aquatic facilities is maintained and properly inventoried on a regular basis.
  • Perform set up and breakdown of facility equipment as needed.
  • Implement water chemical tests as determined by the Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Maintain records and generate reports regarding programs and operations as needed.
  •  Maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving.
  • Must wear standard apparel as prescribed by the Aquatics Supervisor.
  • Other tasks as required.

Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT: Uses a variety of office equipment including a computer, telephone, fax machine, copiers, printers and projection machines.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

1 year of continuous experience in lifeguarding and swim lesson instruction in a group environment preferred.

Experience working with adults, youth, and children.

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

American Red Cross First Aid, CPR and AED certification and American Red Cross Lifeguard certification required.  American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor preferred.

           

Bilingual English / Spanish speaker preferred.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Bilingual English / Spanish preferred.
  • Ability to address multiple projects in a timely manner while being responsive and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to interact with co-workers and the public in a positive, professional manner.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and circumstances. 
  • Exercise good judgment in personal actions, personnel management, and business matters.
  • Strong computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office products, e-mail, and Internet.

 

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:  Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This job is performed at times in an office environment at normal room temperature.  The noise level in this work environment is usually low.

For other duties of this job, such as outdoor special events and community center activities, the employee may be exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  The noise level in the work environment at these events is usually moderate to loud.

 

All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission.