Lifeguard (Chinatown YMCA)

YMCA of Greater New York | New York, New York

Background

The YMCA of Greater New York is here for all New Yorkers — to empower youth, improve health, and strengthen community. Founded in 1852, today the Y serves a diverse population of more than half a million New Yorkers who learn, grow, and thrive through programs and services at our 24 branches. Community is the cornerstone of the Y. Together, we connect active, engaged New Yorkers to build stronger communities.

Job Summary

The Chinatown YMCA is seeking qualified individuals who will be responsible for the health and safety of patrons using the facility.

Responsibilities

  • Must be Instructor Ready: uniform, pocket face mask/gloves, whistle and rescue tube.
  • Continuous and active scanning of the pool.
  • Check equipment before and after each class, and report repair needs to supervisor whenever necessary.
  • Set-up, breakdown and store equipment for each class.
  • Know and understand the Emergency Action Plan and Emergency Evacuation Routes.
  • Enforce aquatics safety rules consistently and fairly.
  • Perform any second duties, as requested, only when not lifeguarding.
  • Maintain positive relationships with members and staff.
  • Follow the YMCA of Greater New York aquatics supervisor’s direction, in accordance with the YMCA aquatic standards.
  • Must attain the YMCA Swim Lesson Instructor certification within 90 days of hire.
  • Maintain certification level of physical and mental readiness; responsible for recertification before expiration.
  • Actively participate in training sessions, designated meetings and special events.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard certification or equivalent.
  • Current CPRO, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications.
  • Demonstrate swim strokes, lifeguard rescues and CPRO/FA/EO skills.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours, including weekends and holidays.
  • Excellent hospitality skills.

How to Apply

We offer an exciting and innovative work environment with a culture committed to serving all members of our community.  As a leading not-for-profit, community service organization, our Association relies heavily on fundraising to support the wide range of programs we proudly provide the communities we serve.  Our expectation is that all staff promotes participation of their branch fundraising efforts in some capacity.  If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please forward your cover letter and resume with subject line “Lifeguard” to migarcia@ymcanyc.org  or to:             

                                                                                                           Chinatown YMCA

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