Lifeguard

About the job: Under the direction of the Aquatics Director the Lifeguard is responsible to oversee camper safety at the pool and assist in maintaining the pool and shower house areas.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  • Supervises swimming activities at the pool and ensures that policies, guidelines, and safety procedures are followed.
  • Warns swimmers of improper activities or danger and enforces pool rules and water safety policies.
  • Administers first aid in the event of injury, rescues swimmers in distress or danger of drowning.
  • Evaluates conditions for safety and initiates aquatics emergency action plan as required.
  • Inspects pool, equipment, and water to ensure that they are safe and usable.
  • Maintains equipment and first aid inventory.
  • Ensures that first aid supplies is maintained and that equipment is in good order and placed properly at the start of each shift.
  • Fill out required check lists.
  • Attends scheduled lifeguard training and meetings.
  • Teaches one or more aquatics classes (Lifesaving, Swimming, Learn to Swim)
  • Other pool projects as assigned.

Relationships:

The Lifeguard will register with the Boy Scouts of America and agree to promote the mission of the Boy Scouts of America and the Great Southwest Council. The camp’s emergency operations plan outlines the relationship between the camp health officer and the Lifeguard for emergency management and care.

Qualifications:

  • Must be or willing to become CPR/First Aid, Lifeguard Certified through the American Red Cross or the Boy Scouts of America and maintain certification.
  • Must be attentive and able to give directions.
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time and lift up to 50lbs
  • Previous life-guarding experience preferred but not required.
  • 18 years or older preferred (those under 18 will be considered on an individual basis).

Physical Aspects of the Position:

  • Ability to communicate and work with groups participating (age and skill levels) and provide necessary instruction to pool users.
  • Ability to observe Scout behavior, assess its appropriateness, enforce appropriate safety regulations and emergency procedures, and apply appropriate behavior-management techniques.
  • Visual and auditory ability to identify and respond to environmental and other hazards related to the activity.
  • Physical ability to respond appropriately to situations requiring first aid. Must be able to assist Scouts in an emergency (water related, fire, evacuation, illness, or injury) and possess strength and endurance.

To apply for this job email your details to bob.nash@scouting.org

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