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Lead Lifeguard

Lead Lifeguard

Job ID 
2017-3181
# of Openings 
10
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 MISSION

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

 

SUMMARY/PRIMARY PURPOSE:

 

The Lead Lifeguard will assist with the implementation of programs, special events, swim lessons and supervision of staff for all aquatic related activities.  The Lead Lifeguard will also monitor activities, observe and provide assistance to swimmers, prevent accidents, protect life and enforce regulations. The Lead Lifeguard will also ensure lifeguards and attendants 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.

 

  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. Will give oversight to the day-to-day operations of the aquatics programs and facilities, to include special events and swim lessons, with the Aquatics Supervisor.
  3. Assist in development, training, and teaching American Red Cross swim lessons.
  4. Give supervision to aquatic support staff, including instructors and lifeguards.  Hands on lifeguarding and assisting swimming instructors in teaching swimming lessons and other aquatic instructional programs may be necessary.
  5. 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.
  6. Rescue swimmers in danger of drowning.
  7. Provide first aid, rescue breathing and CPR when needed.
  8. Assist the Aquatics Supervisor with administrative duties including preparing and reviewing written information relating to lessons, class registrations, incidents/accidents, volunteer needs and calendar of events.
  9. Update and maintain aquatic staff and facility bulletin boards, which reflect appropriate current information.
  10. Inspect and supervise staff cleaning and maintenance of swimming pool areas, locker rooms, restrooms, trash cans, cleaning equipment, aquatic equipment storage areas, and other areas as assigned, as well as performing cleaning as needed.
  11. Provide great customer service to the community; see that all customers, clients and members are given prompt and courteous service.
  12. Maintain a professional attitude and approach to problem solving.
  13. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers and customers in person and over the phone.
  14. Perform set up and breakdown of facility equipment as needed.
  15. See that all equipment assigned to the aquatic facilities is maintained and properly inventoried on a regular basis.
  16. Develop systems that safeguard any and all facilities, supplies and equipment related to the aquatic program and facilities of the RJKCCC.
  17. Maintain a safe working environment.  Report all harmful problems with facilities to the Facilities Manager.
  18. Implement water chemical tests as determined by the Standard Operating Procedures.
  19. Establish and maintain guidelines related to the aquatic facilities with regard to the use of food and beverages.
  20. Maintain records and generate reports regarding programs and operations as needed.
  21. Be available to work weeknights, weekends, and holidays, as may be 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. Operate motor vehicles in the execution of some essential functions.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

 

2 years of continuous experience in lifeguarding and swim lesson instruction in a group environment.

 

Experience working with adults, youth, and children.

 

1 years of staff supervision experience is preferred.

 

Strong communication and organizational skills.

 

Demonstrated ability to work independently.

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:

 

Current certifications from the American Red Cross in the following areas:

 

            Lifeguard

            Lifeguard Instructor preferred

            First Aid

            CPR / AED for the Professional Rescuer

            Blood-borne Pathogen

            Water Safety Instructor

 

Bilingual English / Spanish preferred.

 

Applicant must posses a valid Wisconsin Driver’s license with clearance to drive from The Salvation Army’s insurance carrier.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Bilingual English / Spanish preferred.
  • Strong personnel management skills, including the ability to delegate, motivate, and create a sense of team among the staff.
  • Ability to anticipate future trends and position the Kroc Center in the market so that it sets, and/or maintains pace with, those trends.
  • Ability to maintain a self-motivated and self-directed schedule. 
  • 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.
  • Ability to create budgets and manage finances for multiple programs.

 

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.