Lifeguard (Cross Island YMCA)

Job Description:

SALARY:   $15.00 P/H
PART-TIME

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.

The Cross Island 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.
  • Ensure instructional equipment remains in good condition; have all equipment ready prior to classes and put away after.
  • Know and understand the Emergency Action Plan and Emergency Evacuation Routes.
  • Enforce aquatics safety rules consistently and fairly.
  • Perform second duties, as requested, only when not lifeguarding.
  • Maintain positive relationships with members and staff.
  • Follow the directions of the YMCA of Greater New York aquatic supervisors, in accordance with the YMCA aquatic standards.
  • Must attain the YMCA Lifeguard 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:     

  • Must be 17 years of age or older.
  • High School diploma or equivalent, desired.
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard certification or equivalent.
  • Current Basic Life Support, First Aid and Emergency Oxygen certifications.
  • Demonstrate swim strokes, lifeguard rescues and BLS/BFA/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 [email protected] or to:

Cross Island YMCA
Attn.:   Lisa Losh
238-10 Hillside Avenue
Bellerose, NY 11426

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Contact Information

Lisa Losh

Cross Island YMCA
238-10 Hillside Avenue
Bellerose, NY 11426

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