The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Lifeguard - GR Kroc

    Job Locations US-MI-Grand Rapids
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Regular Part-Time
  • Overview

    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.


    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.

    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.

    Inspect and maintain cleanliness of swimming pool areas, locker rooms, restrooms, trash cans, cleaning equipment, aquatic equipment storage areas, and other areas as assigned.

    Maintain records and reports as assigned.

    Assist with swim lessons as directed.

    May work with any aspect of aquatic programs.


    Must be at least 16 years of age.

    Must be able to read, write and communicate in English. Ability to speak Spanish desired.

    Must be able to work varied shifts including early mornings, evenings, weekends, holidays and split shifts.

    Lifeguard training (must include Standard First Aid). American Red Cross certifications are required before start of employment.

    American Red Cross CPR and First Aid for the Professional Rescuer. AED certification highly desirable.

    American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor (WSI) certification required, or ability to receive within six months.

    American Red Cross Oxygen Administration certification highly desirable.


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