Summer Camp position. Hours vary by session duration.
Ensure that all aspects of the camper experience are conducted in a compliant fashion for The Salvation Army “Safe From Harm” program.
Encourage safety of all campers participating in activities at the waterfront.
Supervise waterfront activities consistent with aquatic procedures.
Assist the Aquatic Supervisor in planning and delivering aquatic training as directed.
Enforce written rules governing campers' privileges and restrictions at the waterfront area.
Organize and schedule staff for all swimming activities.
Keep a daily log for each aquatic activity that includes:
Number of staff swim periods and attendance.
Number of free swim periods and the attendance.
Number of swim classes conducted and attendance.
Swimmer’s skill assessment results.
Near drownings and individuals involved.
Adhere to strictest safety rules at all times. No "horse play" which endangers a life is to be tolerated. Strictly enforce the "Buddy System".
During staff swims, a life guard must be “ON DUTY” at all times.
Daily observe campers during aquatic activities for any signs of abuse and report any suspicions of abuse to the Director or program director according to the guidelines established in the "Child Abuse Prevention" section of the staff manual. Also note any physical problems and take appropriate actions i.e. sunburn, exposure related problems... Report any problems to the health officer that will require follow-up. Document any medical treatment and near drownings in the log and report such occurrences to the Director or health office as appropriate.
Daily, review with aquatics staff:
emergency response procedures and responsibilities, testing the emergency lost swimmer alarm system
swimmer observation protocol
the significance of the aquatics duties and safe operation of the activities
Lead waterfront staff in maintaining a clean waterfront area.
Keep beach & docks free of refuse. Clean daily, including raking.
Remove seaweed in the swim area as needed.
Report any needed repairs beyond aquatic staff skills to facilities manager.
Be prompt in being at waterfront according to schedule (at least 15 minutes prior to scheduled activity.)
Supervise and assist in the periodic cleaning of the playground area and volleyball court.
Lead staff in daily AM cleaning of Great Lakes Center Lower level bathrooms.
Provide for operation of pontoon craft for organized and scheduled groups. Be sure all have an opportunity to participate. Pontoon use is under your direction. If pontoon is used for class such as fishing, you may designate program person or Salvation Army Officer to take the group out if he or she qualifies and governing body requirements are satisfied.
Oversee the daily cleaning of all boats.
Plan water carnivals as directed.
Assure that all waterfront equipment and boats are properly secured daily.
Maintain written aquatic emergency plan and review with staff weekly. Also review the aquatics policy manual and recommend changes as needed each summer.
Be familiar with and ensure the waterfront is supervised in accordance with Michigan rules.
Plan and conduct a routine of training and conditioning exercises for the waterfront staff to maintain the highest physical performance and maximum emergency preparedness.
Present aquatic training for future aquatic staff and for improving existing staff skills.
Assist with the supervision of children at mealtimes.
Attend and participate as needed in all evening programs.
Assist as challenge course facilitation as needed and training permits, when swimming instruction is not conducted.
Present waterfront orientation to campers the first day of each session and oversee swimmer qualification testing and documentation.
Be familiar with American Camp Association standards and Michigan state rules for camps as they apply to aquatic activities and maintain compliance. Copies of the standards for ACA and Michigan state rules shall be kept at the waterfront.
All other duties as assigned by your Supervisor or Camp Administration.
Minimum 18 years of age. Current lifeguard certification and First Aid/Professional Rescuer CPR from nationally recognized provider, and six weeks guarding experience.
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