Lifeguards/Swim Instructors, Blanchard Park YMCA Family Center

The YMCA of Central Florida is seeking a dynamic leader as the Lifeguard/Swim Instructor at Blanchard Park YMCA Family Center.
Job Description

Lifeguards and Swim Instructors provide excellent customer service while maintaining safe swimming conditions in the pool, deck and surrounding areas. Our Aquatics team members create a safe and positive atmosphere that promotes member safety and engagement in accordance with the YMCA of Central Florida policies and procedures.

  • NEW -Competitive wage plan that starts at a minimum of $15.00 per hour for lifeguards and swim instructors - Plus any related experience will be factored in addition to the new base rates!
  • Flexible scheduling that promotes work/life balance
  • Free YMCA membership and other employee perks
  • Certification training classes with reimbursement opportunities if you're not currently certified as a lifeguard
  • Immediate openings, career growth, and year round part-time or seasonal positions available.
  • The Y is a cause-driven organization that provides a challenging and fun work environment with creative, talented and diverse individuals!
  • Minimum age 16 years old.
  • Previous lifeguard experience a plus.
  • Previous customer service experience preferred.
  • Current CPR/AED and First Aid certifications required.
  • Current Oxygen Administration certification required.
  • Current Lifeguard certification required. (YMCA Lifeguard certification preferred; Red Cross Lifeguard certification is acceptable, but must receive YMCA certification within 60 days). The Y is currently offering Lifeguard certification training classes with cost reimbursement opportunities for successfully hired individuals.
  • Current Swim Instructor Certification required for Swim Instructors only - YSL (YMCA) Certification or WSI (American Red Cross)–w/crossover training.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Excellent follow-through actions regarding communication.
  • Desire and ability to work with people of all ages.
  • Demonstrated responsibility and dependability.
  • Must exhibit patience, sensitivity and understanding.
Essential Functions
  • Maintain constant surveillance of the pool area using constant scanning techniques to achieve a 10x10 reaction time and dealing with redirection and warnings in a timely manner. Remain alert and attentive to all swimmers while on guard.
  • Know and review all emergency procedures and responds to emergency situations immediately in accordance with the YMCA of Central Florida policies and procedures.
  • Know, understand and consistently apply safety rules, policies and guidelines for the pool and aquatic area.
  • Greet and develop effective relationships with the members, participants and other staff.
  • Assist in the retention of existing members and engagement of new members by informing them of the Family Center aquatic programs, including lap swimming, swim lessons, swim team and group exercise classes.
  • Ensure cleanliness of pool decks and aquatic areas. Check the pool for hazardous conditions.
  • Attend all staff meetings, monthly in-services and trainings as required.
  • Promote and represent the mission and core values of the YMCA of Central Florida in the Family Center and its programs.
  • All other duties assigned by Management.