Lifeguard

Employment Type
Part-Time
Job Category
Aquatics
Borough
Queens
Location
Flushing YMCA

SALARY: $18.00 P/H

 

SEASONAL: $20.00+ Hourly*

*Lifeguards employed from June 17 – September 8, 2023, will be paid $20.00+ Hourly*

 

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 Flushing YMCA is seeking qualified individuals who will be who will be responsible for maintaining safe conditions in and around the swim area at the branch.  The Lifeguard will promote a safe and positive atmosphere in accordance with YMCA aquatics policies and procedures.

Key Responsibilities:    

  • Must be Rescue Ready: uniform, pocket face mask/gloves, whistle and rescue tube.
  • Continuous and active scanning of the pool.
  • 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.
  • Other activities and duties that address the ongoing health and well-being of our staff and members.
  • Maintain sanitary habits in accordance with CDC guidelines.

Desired Skills & Experience:    

  • Must be 16 years of age or older. 
  • Current YMCA Lifeguard certification or equivalent, required.
  • Current Basic Life Support and First Aid and Emergency Oxygen (required by certification organization).
  • Demonstrate swim strokes, lifeguard rescues and BLS/BFA/EO skills, required.
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours weekdays, including weekends and holidays.
  • Excellent hospitality skills.
  • For those interested in employment, but require certification, please visit us online at https://ymcanyc.org/ymca-lifeguard-training-certification to learn how to enroll in an upcoming FREE YMCA Lifeguard certification course.”

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.

Benefits:

The YMCA of Greater New York offers a variety of benefits to its staff members including retirement benefits, medical, paid-time off, free YMCA membership and more! Benefit eligibility is determined by an individual’s employment status (ie. full-time or part-time), tenure and/or the number of hours scheduled to work. Click here for more information.

How to Apply:

If you would like to be a member of our dynamic team, please complete our online application and submit your résumé and a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and our organization.

If you are a current YMCA employee, please submit your application through the Internal Career Site in Cornerstone. 


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