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Lifeguard - Full Time

Company: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Lifeguard - Full Time

Company : Name Linked

Indian Boundary YMCA

Job Locations

US-IL-Downers Grove

Location : Address

711 59th St.




Flexible schedules are available from Monday-Sunday, including days, nights, and weekends.





Lifeguards Wanted! Earn a $300 sign-on bonus upon achievement of your lifeguard certification, provided you are an active employee working as a lifeguard or swim instructor at the time of payout. Earn another $300 retention bonus after 6 months of employment as a Lifeguard or Swim Instructor. The Indian Boundary YMCA is hiring a full-time Lifeguard who is dependable, loves swimming, and is passionate about keeping our community swimmers safe. The Indian Boundary YMCA is a community-focused nonprofit that is part of the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago located in Downers Grove, IL. The Indian Boundary Y offers a variety of impactful programming to all ages and families. Following the Y's impact for more than 150 years, the mission of the YMCA of Metro Chicago is to develop strong children, families, and communities across Metropolitan Chicago through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living. As a Lifeguard, you will be part of the Aquatic team and responsible for supervising and guarding the pool and aquatic facility. Responsibilities:

  • Have a positive and welcoming attitude to provide excellent customer service to members, program participants, and guests at all times
  • Ensure participants adhere to all YMCA aquatic guidelines and procedures.
  • Examine injured persons and administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation, if necessary, using training and medical supplies and equipment.
  • Rescue distressed persons using rescue techniques and equipment.
  • Contact emergency medical personal in case of serious injury.
  • Actively participate in obtaining further water safety certifications.
  • Attend all in-service training and staff meetings as scheduled by supervisor or center leadership team. Minimum Requirements:
    • Must be at least 16 years of age.
    • Must complete the YMCA's Aquatics Academy training program resulting in certification or have current YMCA or American Red Cross certification and current First Aid, AED, CPR, and Oxygen Administration certifications.
    • Physical mobility to properly use aquatic equipment to rescue a 200 lb. person and meet other physical requirements required for job certification.
    • Must be mentally alert to dangerous situations to assure the safety of all swimmers.
    • Must be physically and mentally able to respond to emergencies and administer CPR and First Aid effectively.
    • Ability to meet physical requirements based on the job description: the YMCA will accommodate reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilityYMCA Vaccine PolicyWe're committed to the health and wellness of our employees, members, program participants, and those most vulnerable. If hired by the YMCA, you will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination no later than two (2) days prior to your start date unless an exemption for a medical condition or sincerely-held religious beliefs is granted. All YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago employees are required to support the YMCA's commitment to child abuse prevention by:
      • Reporting any items that may provide a health or safety hazard to staff, members, or guests to your supervisor
      • Following all policies and procedures related to keeping children safe in our facilities and programs, including those related to the monitoring and supervision of children
      • Reporting any suspicious behavior and violation of policy and procedures to your supervisor
      • Completing all child abuse prevention training as required Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:
        • Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees
        • Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund
        • Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members
        • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities
        • Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs
        • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!

Keywords: YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Downers Grove , Lifeguard - Full Time, Other , Downers Grove, Illinois

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