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Lifeguard

JOB DESCRIPTION: Lifeguard
EXEMPT:No
COMPENSATION CLASS:Seasonal
DEPARTMENT:Parks and Recreation
REPORTS TO:Aquatic Center Managers & Aquatic Center Coordinator
SUMMARY:
Under close supervision of the Head Lifeguard and management, the lifeguard is responsible for the safety of pool patrons while in the facility. Lifeguards are trained and participate in continuing educations to maintain The Red Cross lifeguard certification. The Lifeguard is expected to respond in emergency situations with the appropriate rescue and intervention. Lifeguards are available for other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Prevent accidents by eliminating hazards and hazardous behavior, and enforcing rules and regulations.
Maintain a high level of proficiency, including Lifeguarding and CPR skills.
Manage emergencies with care according to acceptable standards.
Assure pool patrons can enjoy their experience by providing friendly, conscientious service.
Must be available to teach Swim Lessons.
Perform various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe facility.
Prepare and maintain appropriate activity reports.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Must be Red Cross Certified in Lifeguarding, CPR for the Professional Rescuer, and Community First Aid and Safety
High school or college education in progress or completed.
Must be available to work at least one weekend day.
Must be able to attend all in-service training sessions as required
EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:
This position requires:
Must be able to maintain a clear line of communication with your supervisors.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Skill in the application of lifeguarding surveillance and rescue techniques.
Ability to pass pre-employment physical skills evaluation as stipulated by the department.
Ability to prepare routine administrative paperwork, such as Accident Reports and Incident Reports.
Knowledge of CPR and emergency medical procedures.
Ability to follow routine verbal and written instructions.
Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence, and memos. Ability to properly fill out incident and accident reports as well be able to communicate in an emergency situation
REASONING ABILITIES:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Ability to work with children
Ability to prioritize duties and complete tasks within a timely manor
Understanding of the principles, policies and objectives of the Proesel Park Aquatic Center
Ability to deal with the public tactfully and courteously
Commitment to promoting the positive image Lincolnwood aquatics
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
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 required to use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is often required to walk, sit, stand, reach with hand and arms, talk, and hear. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Employee must be able to sit or stand for an extended period of time. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment varies between moderate and high. Frequent exposure to natural and seasonal weather conditions as well as insects while guarding the pool and completing job duties.
SAFETY:
All employees are expected, as a condition of employment, to adopt the concept that the safe way to perform a task is the most efficient and the only acceptable way to perform it. Safety adherence of performance will be considered an important measure of employee performance evaluation. As such, the employee must:
Comply with established safe work rules and the special instructions of the supervisor
Report all accidents and injuries immediately and cooperate in all accident and injury investigations, supplying supervisors with full and complete information
Submit recommendations for safety and efficiency, as well as report defective equipment and unsafe conditions
Know their exact duties in case of fire or catastrophe
Use safety equipment provided for personal use in performing daily work assignments
Only operate equipment trained and authorized to operate
Provide public protection from unsafe conditions and hazards resulting from municipal work operations
Participate in special safety activities, as designated, such as Safety Committees, Job Safety Analysis, special training, etc


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