Lifeguard / Water Safety Instructor

Applications due 05/31/17

Job Description:

The Learning Center Fitness and Aquatics Center is currently looking for certified lifeguards to supervise pool sessions with its students and members. This individual needs to be a certified lifeguard, certified swim instructor preferred.

Compensation will depend on qualifications and experience.

Nature of Work: This is skilled water-safety work involved in the operation of the Learning Center for Exceptional Children’s facility. Employees are responsible for safeguarding employees and students at facility, or when engaged in a class-sponsored activity. Work involves the prevention of injury or loss of life at aquatics facilities for swimming and bathing by performing water rescue and prevention techniques, first aid, and CPR. Duties also include a variety of maintenance tasks. Work is reviewed through employee observation, facility inspection, and written and oral reports and conferences.

Illustrative Tasks: Maintains staff and student safety, order, and discipline at the assigned aquatics facility. Performs emergency water-rescue techniques to assist persons in distress, applies CPR, and administers standard first aid when necessary. Assists in the implementation of aquatics programs and special events. Explains and interprets operational and programmatic rules and regulations to students; enforces or refers enforcement to assigned supervisor. Ensures general safety, cleanliness, and appearance of assigned aquatics amenities including pool areas, restrooms, and showers, when able to do so without distraction from lifeguarding responsibilities. Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Knowledge of approved water-rescue and accident-prevention techniques, emergency procedures, simulation drills, water-safety policies, first aid, and CPR. Knowledge of water-safety practices and procedures. Some knowledge of operational safety and maintenance requirements for aquatics facilities and amenities.

· Ability to react efficiently and effectively in emergency rescue situations.

· Ability to perform assigned tasks requiring physical strength and agility.

· Ability to react efficiently and tactfully with the public and to be capable of enforcing regulations firmly and impartially.

· Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of The Learning Center’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

· Skills in pool and open-water swimming, water rescue, accident prevention techniques, water-safety procedures, standard first aid, and CPR.

Required Experience and Training: Completion of two (2) years of high school or equivalent or in process of completion of the 10th grade. Employment continuation in this class is contingent upon completion of the 10th grade within four (4) months of employment; minimum age 16 years; some previous experience as a lifeguard; or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.

How to Apply

Email resume to [email protected]

Contact Information

Sacha Pouliot

199 Scoles Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey 07012

phone: 201-341-2339
fax: 973-685-9556

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